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Eating Out – Quick Tips for Making Good Nutrition Choices
Eating out can present some unique problems to your nutrition plan. Whether it’s counting your calories and food intake, or choosing quality foods, you lose a lot of the power when you’re in a restaurant and someone else is preparing your food. Here are some quick tips for making good choices and still be able to enjoy your meal.
- Look at the menu ahead of time. By taking a peek at the menu before you arrive, you’ll already have an idea of what you might want to order without be lured in by the things that look too good to pass up.
Mobility Hacks: Hip Mobility
“Our bodies tend to mold themselves into positions in which we spend the most time” -Kelly Starrett
If you sit, which you do, your hips may be adapting to that position. Sitting in the car, on the couch, at work, on a park bench, at the DMV, you know..lots of places!
Work on small bits of mobility EVERY DAY. A minimum of two minutes in each position (per side) and don’t be afraid to spend 4 minutes some days. Those minutes add up over the week and don’t take too much time at once.
Is it really possible to consume alcohol and still maintain a healthy body weight and composition?
Let’s face it. We all know alcohol can’t be the best for our overall body composition but do you know how bad? Or how it really effects you? There are plenty of opinions and you may be surprised.
The Low Down on Alcohol
Alcohol has a very similar amount of calories per gram as protein. This does not mean we metabolize it the same. Alcohol still gets deemed as “empty” calories, meaning it does not provide any nutritional value. Sorry, alcohol can’t take place of your post workout protein shake. Read more...
3 Reasons We Love Orange Theory and Other HIIT Trends
When it comes to health and fitness we are happy when someone makes the choice to get off the couch and make some positive changes in their lives. That happiness isn’t dependent on them signing up with us. We believe that people will seek us out when they are ready for serious change. We have a constant influx of clients who are current members at OTF (Orangetheory FItness) and other HIIT/Bootcamp gyms ready for something more. They are ready for what is next.
We may be unique in the sense that we have an abundance mindset at 5280 CrossFit! Read more...
Jessica & Josh
How old are you?
When did you begin doing CrossFit? How long have you been with 5280 CrossFit?
Jess: I started CrossFit during the a 6 week challenge in May 2016.
Josh: I joined CrossFit in September 2016.
Why do you CrossFit?
Jess: I CrossFit to be fit and strong for myself, my kids, and my husband. I never thought I would continue on with CrossFit after my 6 week challenge, but with the support of my husband and the love I have for the feeling I get after each class I couldn’t walk away. Read more...
Free Mobility Hacks | Thoracic Spine
The thoracic spine is also known as our upper back. Modern day patterns cause a majority of us to have thoracic stiffness. Most things that we do have a frontal fixation. Almost everything we do has our arms right in front of us. The most thought about probably being sitting at a computer, but what about other things we may do daily: driving a car, cooking, reading, pushing a grocery cart, texting, cleaning, carrying a baby… it all adds up. If we spend enough time in these frontal positions it becomes the norm. We can see this problem, a rounding of the upper back and shoulders falling forward but it is much worse functionally. Read more...
How old are you?
When did you begin doing CrossFit? How long have you been with 5280 CrossFit?
I began at 5280 when I signed up for a 6-Week Challenge so I have been doing CrossFit for 10 months now at 5280 and love every minute of it!
Why do you CrossFit?
So, originally it started out as, hey, I need to meet some people. I work from home so I felt as though I needed some socialization in my life and thought, hey, I could meet people, work out and that should be good, right?! Read more...
Update your Payment Information at 5280 CrossFit!
Finally – We’re able to accept ACH (Checking or Savings Account) payments!!
For those (like me and Gina), who tend to avoid credit cards – even for the rewards – so this is great news. ACH stands for Automated Clearing House, which is an electronic network that allows people to directly transfer funds between two bank accounts.
Securely update your account before your next billing cycle here:
This is not required for our members, but we’d love minimize wasteful transaction fees as much as we can at 5280! ACH transfers are much less expensive for 5280 CrossFit to process. Read more...
The 5280 CrossFit Competitor Program – What is it?
For most of us, CrossFit provides the foundational fitness to enjoy sports and activities outside the gym (i.e. mountain biking, hiking, climbing, running, etc). For some, CrossFit is their sport. There are many local and national CrossFit competitions available for competitors to enjoy. CrossFit Competitor programming (found in the workout tracks in SugarWod – under Settings > Workout Tracts) provide additional training and volume for those looking to compete in the sport of CrossFit. The workouts included in the CrossFit Competitor Track are intended to be done in addition to the regular group class workouts. Read more...
Save the date for these upcoming Summer events at 5280 CrossFit!
Stay tuned for more details!
Tuesday July 4th – 4th of July WOD @ 8 am
Friday July 7th – Girls Night Out – Barrels and Bottles @ 6 pm
Friday July 7th – Hero WOD @ 5:30 pm class and Happy Hour
Friday July 14th – Guys Night In – Poker at the gym
Friday July 21st – Hero WOD @ 5:30 pm class and Happy Hour
Friday August 4th – Hero WOD @ 5:30 pm class and Happy Hour
Sunday August 13th – Family BBQ and Field Day – Location TBD
Friday August 18th – Hero WOD @ 5:30 pm class and Happy Hour
Free Mobility Hacks | Ankle Mobility
Ankle mobility is essential for moving well in life (and at the gym). Here are some excellent hacks for greater ankle mobility.
Remember to always TEST AND THEN RETEST. For example… test your ankle mobility with a squat, then do a mobility movement/hack on one side, retest the squat, see what works for you and keep at it!
Choose 1-3 movements to do, spend 1-2 minutes with them on each side. This is the time it will take to begin to make some change in your soft tissue.
- Weighted static hold- sit in the bottom of a squat, use a weight to help you sit low and tall with your weight distributed evenly throughout the foot.
2nd Anniversary Party | Mile High Throwdown 2017
This past weekend, 5280 CrossFit celebrated it’s 2nd anniversary with the 2nd annual Mile High Throwdown – a fun, members-only friendly competition. Similar to last year, there were lots of high fives, hugs, celebrations, and really hard work.
In our busy, fragmented, social media-saturated world, the unique culture of 5280 CrossFit fosters that feeling of fellowship – that sense of uniting around a common interest or goal (health and fitness) — that is the foundation of community.
We can’t wait to see what 5280 looks like a year from now! See you all at the Throwdown next year!! Read more...
Sugar: Just Say No
Ever feel like you should be able to do things in the gym that you cannot seem to do yet? Be able to move outside the gym and feel better, recover faster? Have you led yourself to believe that because you focus on exercise that your diet doesn’t need as much attention? Do you reward yourself with sugary drinks or food because you feel you deserve it?
If you admit to yourself that the answer is yes to any of these, it may be time to take time to look at where your sugar intake is coming from and how it is affecting you.Read more...
Upcoming CrossFit Competitions in Colorado | 2017
Want to put your fitness to the test! Check out one of these upcoming CrossFit competitions in Colorado.
Some of the competitions are for teams, some for individuals, some for women only and some are specifically for beginners. Make sure you check the details and movements standards before you sign up. If you have any questions . . . ask a coach – we’ll be there to support you!!
June 24th: BTC Spring Hopper in Loveland
July 8th and 9th: Battle for Mile High
July 16th: FRCF Rookie Competition – http://frontrangecrossfit.com/events/frcf-rookie-competition/
July 22nd: Whiteboard Classic in Arvada
August 20th: FRCF Colorado Open
September 16th: Battle of the Rock in Castle Rock
September 24rd: Girls Gone RX in Denver
October 14th: RX for a Cause in Westminster
Whey Cool Man – Why we love SFH Whey Protein
Whey protein shakes are great for refueling your body with important nutrients that are lost during a workout. They will help promote lean muscle development and maintain the muscle you already have. Whey is a complete protein and is very easy to digest and absorb, because of this our body uses the nutrients it provides. We need plenty of protein every day to keep our energy up, or blood sugar levels stable and our metabolism running. Protein is used in every cell we have and is critical for supporting brain function, helping with digestion, balancing hormones and of course building lean muscle mass! Read more...
How much water should you be drinking daily?
Does it really make a difference how much water you drink?
How does drinking water affect your workouts?
Especially with summer temperatures heating up, hydration is one of the most vital things for overall health. With up to 60% of the whole human body being composed of water, to say that you need it to function properly is an understatement. When you’re even mildly dehydrated, your body is unable to function properly and can slow down different function to preserve itself.
A good rule of thumb is to drink at least 50% of your body weight in ounces minimum.
Retail Product Feature: SFH Pure Fish Oil
(The best fish oil out there!)
Fish oil provides us with omega-3 fatty acids that are essential for our bodies.
The side effects of Omega-3 deficiency on your health can be taxing. Unfortunately, we cannot make Omega-3 fatty acids on our own. The good news is that there are plenty of great food sources that have plenty of omega-3 fatty acids (i.e. flaxseed, salmon, sardines, and mackerel). The challenge, for most athletes, is acquiring a consistent daily supply of omega-3 fatty acids. 3,000 milligrams is recommended per day, although this can vary based on age, activity level, diet, etc. Read more...
Yoga Is Now Included in Your Group Class Membership
There are so many reasons to try our Sunday morning Yoga class . . .
- We can all use a little bit more flexibility and mobility 🙂
- It’s a great way to start your day!
- Callie Moore is an amazing instructor! Check out her profile here.
Now you have one more reason . . . It’s included in your Group Class Membership!
IF you don’t have a group membership at 5280 CrossFit, yoga is open to all for a $20 drop in fee.
So grab your yoga mat (and coffee) and join us this Sunday at 9 am! Read more...
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