Ever get frustrated that you can’t quite find the right tool for the job? Even seemingly easy jobs like tracking your workout data? Sure, there are apps for that… but apps can crash. What if there was a custom journal to record all your fitness related information in one handy place? Well… There is! [Read more…]
Let’s talk about wrists. Even before we’ve stepped foot into our boxes and gyms, our wrists have probably taken a beating. Us desk jockeys have potential wrist strain with keyboard and mouse usage. People that use their hands for a living, such as anyone that has to rotate something, subject their wrists to a good amount of sheer stress. We must take care of our wrists! Thankfully, there are wrist wraps out there. And, thankfully, there are cool shops to get custom CrossFit wrist wraps such as TotallyHanzMade! [Read more…]
Who here has some sort of 2015 goal/resolution that is fitness related? I see a lot of hands raised out there! Good. This post is for you. I likewise have fitness goals for the year. A goal or resolution generally means doing something that you have not done before, accomplishing the previously unaccomplished. Sometimes that means you need new equipment and gear to help you get where you want to be. Let me introduce you to your one-stop-shop for all your 2015 goal-shattering needs – Fitness Sanctum! [Read more…]
My appendages have been taking some abuse lately. First off, fall is in full effect. Temperatures are plummeting and the cold dry air wrecks havoc on exposed skin. I’ve been on my feet more (a good thing!) getting my steps for the Fitbit challenge. At CrossFit, I’ve been working on butterfly pull-ups and double unders. That’s a lot of abuse! How do I take care of my hands? Let me tell you about w.o.d.welder! [Read more…]
If you’ve seen me lately, you’ve probably noticed a new accessory on my wrist. Sure, it looks like a cool new bracelet that I decided to start rocking… but it’s way more than that! It’s the new Fitbit Charge! I’ll be wearing it all month long as part of the SHAPE and Men’s Fitness East vs. West Fitbit Blogger Challenge! [Read more…]
Well hello there! I’m very excited to talk to you about a product that I use A LOT. I’m not sure what average is, but I’m pretty sure I sweat more than the average person. This past summer, some of my CrossFit WODs got super hot. I’d be sweating before the warm-up even started and my shirt would be off by the time warm-up was complete. One thing that stayed on though was my headband. The best headband I’ve ever worn, a Halo Headband, has become a staple in my workout ever since. And now, you can get one for yourself!
There’s no denying that CrossFit takes a toll on your body. Sure, your body will reap so many rewards from the WODs, but we’ve all suffered the consequences. We have ripped and tore our hands. We have scraped our shins. We have chaffed our backsides and bruised our thighs. Some of this abuse is a necessary evil as well a badge of honor. However, what if I told you there is a new product out there that can help decrease the amount of upper leg and tailbone abuse? Read on and learn about CompGear and their high performance compression shorts. [Read more…]
It took a little over 4 months, but I finally had my rematch with Fran. The first time I met her, I was very ill prepared. This time, I was armed to the teeth. I had weapons. I had armor. I had experience. I knew I could make it through the workout at the prescribed weight. Yes… I may have failed Fran again, but this time it was Fran Rx.
Push push push, go go go. Physical activity sure does put a strain on our muscles. They get used up, depleted. And then, they hurt! As athletes, we want to recover as rapidly and efficiently as possible. That’s why I was so excited when BioSkin reached out to me and asked me if I was interested in becoming a brand ambassador. I know from personal experience that compression aids in recovery so I gladly said yes. They sent me some gear to try and here is my BioSkin review. [Read more…]