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Keto’s working great, but… Zzz

So your new ‘keto’ diet is working great, but now you’re having trouble sleeping. Those things can’t possibly be connected, can they? Maybe. Here’s what might be happening. Your body might be waking you up to survive. Yup you just might not be eating enough to sleep through the night. A properly executed Keto diet shifts your main macronutrient intake from carbs to fats. Instead of using glucose as a fuel, you are now primarily relying on ketones ( Keto., get it?) to get things done. Here’s the cool thing – because you’ve now lowered your carb intake …

Weight loss. Are you your own worst enemy?

Have you ever cut back on what you’re eating for some time, really ‘tried to eat good’ and shed a few pounds to slide a little in that new habit only to have the lost pounds return and bring a few ‘friends’ with them? If so, you’re not alone.  This type of ‘dieting’ is referred to as ‘weight cycling’ or ‘yo-yo dieting,’ and here’s what could be going on. You restrict your calorie intake, often significantly, and see an initial decrease in body weight. You think ‘great’ I’m on the right track! Soon, you realize that eating so …
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You didn’t sign up for this

Nobody did. Nobody asked to ‘shelter at home’ for weeks on end.  Nobody asked to wash their hands 27 times an hour. Nobody asked to tie little scraps of paper to their faces. Or get laid off.Or close their business.Or avoid family and friends for weeks on end.Or any number of other disruptions that the ‘Great Pause’ of 2020 has dropped in our laps.  (And if you live in and around the Merrimack Valley, you certainly didn’t ask Columbia Gas to firebomb your neighborhood on September 13, 2018. The effect of which the area is still dealing with) The unfortunate truth is things like this …

Kickstart your Double Unders with this Power Drill

Have you been working on single unders and ready to take your jump rope to the next level?  The drill I want to show you is called the power jump. This is for you all out there trying to get some rhythm with your jump rope, or trying to go for that double-under that seems to elude us all.  This drill is great to practice for 10 minutes each day to work on your explosiveness as well as just maintaining your height and a rhythm to your bounce. You’re going to set up like you normally do the …

Improve all your lifts with this one simple process.

I see two common mistakes when people attack lifts. They rush in with a tidal wave of energy, but no plan, no process, and no set procedure. Then after the dust has settled, they can’t understand why their results vary wildly from attempt to attempt. The other common mistake is overthinking it. Yes, you need a plan, and yes, you need to prepare, but agonizing over every speck of minutia will undermine your confidence and ability to execute at your full potential.  What’s the solution? Create a ritual. No hooded robes or incense required. However, for each lift, …

Fighting Winter Dehydration

When we think about the winter here in New England, we don’t necessarily think about dehydration.  In the winter months we don’t really have all those cues we have in the summertime or the spring where we are sweating. Even if it’s winter time, we are losing moisture through our layers, through movement here in the gym. You need to make sure that we’re not just relying on thirst cues for when we’re thirsty (a dry mouth for example), because most of the time that’s when it’s just a little too late. Staying hydrated has a bunch of …

Squatting like your life depends on it (hint: it does)

Whether you’re looking to improve performance on the field, ice or even on a bike squatting is an indispensable skill. The ability to move through this pattern is not only an important enhancer to any performance related activity. It’s a critical component to extending health span, pushing out the margins of decrepitude and maintaining functional independence. Simply put as long as an individual can navigate the triangle of getting out of bed, to the bathroom, then the kitchen and back to the bedroom they will remain ‘functionally independent’. Why then do we often hear how ‘bad’ squats are …

How To Get Motivated

Pro-level athletes are not more motivated than you are. Olympic athletes don’t just “want it more.”  The best CrossFitter in your gym has the same struggles with the motivation that you do. Then what’s the difference? They know how to get motivated (and what to do when they don’t feeling it at all.)  Ask anyone at the highest levels of fitness: sometimes they don’t feel like working out. And those folks with ripped abs? They want a slice of cake. So why do they workout anyway? Why do they stick to their meal plan when things get tough? …

5 Tips to Escape Office Snack Attacks

Coach AB here from CrossFit MASS to talk to you about surviving the office when people bring in temptations. You’re back in the office Monday morning making an effort to bring your lunch and stay on track to reach your health goals. But people are bringing in snacks, treats, and things that they’re trying to get out of their own house after a weekend get together. This can be a pitfall when these food choices are in your environment and wearing down your willpower. The truth about snacks is… Snacks are more calorically dense. If you are continuously snacking …

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