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Dec 30th, 2013

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Monday 12.30.13

BCAA’s: What’s in Yours? The three BCAAs (branched-chain-amino-acids) isoleucine, valine, and leucine are essential amino acids that all have branched side chains in their chemical structure. In the muscle, these three amino acids serve both as an energy substrate during exercise and as a precursor for the synthesis of other amino acids and proteins. Many […]

Dec 28th, 2013

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Saturday 12.28.13

Did you know…. Alright get your thinking caps on for a bit of New Years Trivia! (answers at the bottom…NO Peeking!) What does “Auld Lang Syne” mean? What is the month of January named for? Which calendar uses animals to mark years? What year was the first New Year’s Eve ball drop in Times Square? […]

Dec 27th, 2013

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Friday 12.27.13

It’s the Small Things… We hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas filled with family, friends, laughter, and love. During the holidays sometimes we get so focused on material things like gifts, decorations, and elaborate holiday feasts that we forget that it’s the small acts of generosity that matter. This came to mind when my […]

Dec 24th, 2013

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Tuesday 12.24.13

Merry Christmas! I hope everyone has had time to enjoy the holiday season, and hopefully have finished all your shopping! If, however, you are like me (I tend to procrastinate), there is still time to buy an amazing last-minute gift! Starting in January, the New Year-New YOU challenge begins! This makes a great gift for […]

Dec 23rd, 2013

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Monday 12.23.13

**Important Schedule Updates!!* This Week’s Schedule Mon: Regular Christmas Eve: 9 am WOD only Christmas Day: Box CLOSED Thursday: Regular Friday: Regular   Remember to wear your most festive red, green, and white holiday clothes for the Christmas Eve WOD! The better the outfit, the more fun the workout! Schedule Changes Starting this week, our […]

Dec 21st, 2013

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Saturday 12.21.13

Did you know…. Christmas is less than 5 days away, and I know you all have been dying to read about some Christmas trivia… Canada is the largest exporter of Christmas trees. Theodore Roosevelt banned the use of Christmas trees in the White House. Instead of hanging stockings, people in the Netherlands hang shoes. Oklahoma […]

Dec 20th, 2013

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Friday 12.20.13

¬†CrossFit CDR: One Box, One Community I’ve been a member at CDR for a little over 2 years and I still cannot believe how many good friends I have made at this box. Everyone’s kindness and generosity have been overwhelming, and I can adamantly¬†say that CrossFit CDR feels like home. As a coach, I have […]

Dec 19th, 2013

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Thursday 12.19.13

Let’s Watch Some Videos.. For some of you, Olympic Lifting is new and a bit awkward, but don’t be discouraged. It takes many years to perfect the snatch and the clean and jerk. These athletes spend countless hours everyday training to be the best at these two lifts, and its amazing to see what your […]

Dec 18th, 2013

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Wednesday 12.18.13

Energy Systems Prt II: Glycolytic In the last blog I discussed our short-term energy system, and now I will move on to our second pathway, the glycolytic system. Glycolysis is the second-fastest way to re-synthesize ATP, and it occurs for workouts lasting several minutes and those that are moderately-powered. It would be used while performing […]

Dec 17th, 2013

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Monday 12.17.13

Energy Systems Part 1: Phosphagen Pathway During a CrossFit Level 1 certification, trainers discuss the importance of the three metabolic pathways used during exercise: phosphagen, glycolytic, and oxidative. A CDR member asked me to break down these systems and further explain their importance and function during exercise. I know that for a lot of you, […]

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