Staying active during COVID 19

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We’re clearly living through a very strange moment in modern human history. While it can be tempting to give up on exercise (what better excuse to sit on the couch and fester than a pandemic), we should all 100% be continuing to move, and I would encourage you to do it with virtually with other people. CrossFit REP closed our …

Stop doing sit-ups!

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Let’s take a moment to talk about different reasons for wanting to include sit-ups in our training, and some cool alternatives! Reason 1: “I want to lose my belly fat” Unfortunately, it’s impossible to spot reduce fat in any one specific area of the body. In fact, if you do a ton of sit-ups and get a serious pump in …

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Low(er) Carb Pumpkin Pie

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Hey fit friends! Wanted to share a recipe that I really like to use at this time of year. For those of you that don’t know, I am Type 1 Diabetic. That means that I am always looking for ways to limit the amount of sugar intake, especially around the holidays. Trust me, I don’t stay away from sugar all …

Our programming is better…

Jake Blog, Gym Secrets

How do I know that our programming is better? Because we don’t write it anymore. If you’ve coached CrossFit or been involved in it for some time, then I’m sure you can understand how negatively that statement can be perceived.  I wrote our gyms group program for almost 5 years before outsourcing it. I’ve spent close to $10,000 on continuing …

How to find the best CrossFit near me

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You typed “best Crossfit gym near me” into your search bar, and if your city is anything like Austin, there are probably 5 gyms (“boxes”) in a 5-mile radius of you. So how do you know which ones are good and which aren’t? Since every CrossFit gym is independently owned and operated, there can be huge differences in quality from …

Diets or habits?

Jake Blog, Health, Mindset, Nutrition

Today lets chat about ONE of the many reasons why restriction diets backfire. There was a famous study done in the WWII days. At the time, starvation was a reality for many people around the world: The Minnesota Starvation Experiment (conducted at the University of Minnesota). The experiment looked at the effects of caloric restriction, specifically on the physiological and …

Likkity split: Understanding pace on the rower

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If you took off on a 5 km run, you wouldn’t sprint the first 400 meters, gas yourself and end up walking. You would probably strive to run at a reasonably consistent pace for 20- some-odd minutes. But when it comes to rowing, I constantly see people doing the equivalent of the above, because they have no clue how fast …