Entries by Teresa James

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The Importance of Catching Z’s

“Good sleep is one of the most important elements of health maintenance, as well as  athletic performance and improvement.” – Journal of CrossFit Why do we need sleep? We all know that sleep is important for our health, but do you know how much it affects athletic performance? More than just feeling rested, how does […]

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CrossFit Shoes and What to Shop For

“Because CrossFit is focused so heavily on full-body training and diverse exercises, the demands it puts on shoes are unique. You need support for weightlifting, flexibility for running, sturdiness for gymnastics, and the shoes have to balance all three factors at once.” – @ Shoeguide.com There are many reasons why your favorite running shoes might not […]

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CrossFit Nerves and How to Shake ‘Em Off

It’s no secret that in the exercise world, CrossFit is the gladiator of all workouts. And while its intensity could be intimidating, stop your thoughts right there. The benefits of overcoming those fears far exceed your insecurities. Expect something more than physical changes. Once they’ve crossed the threshold of nerves, you will find yourself with […]

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Benefits of Stretching & Mobility

It’s safe to say we all know that some stretching is important in fitness, but not many of us stretch as well or as much as we should. Stretching is: “A form of physical exercise in which a specific muscle group is deliberately flexed or stretched in order to improve muscle elasticity, tone and range […]