Thanksgiving is one of my favorite days of the year. It’s a day of hanging out with family and friends while enjoying good food and football. Many people do Turkey Trots or get up and walk the beach together before digging into a bountiful feast. Hopefully you’ve got something planned. If you don’t, try the Gobble Gauntlet below with your friends. Get outside and be active before relaxing for the rest of the day. My family and I will be doing a 5-mile Pie Run!
During the holidays you may be traveling or away from an erg, so be sure to stay active and get creative with your workouts. If all else fails make sure to complete the weekly challenge. I totally forgot about it last week, so we’re doing the same challenge again. Let’s do this!
Get some ratio at the Renegade Rowing Club starting December 2nd!
If you’re interested in joining the Renegade Rowing Club to train for the Renegade Rowing League and CRASH-B’s please email Coach Pat. The club starts training Friday, December 4th at 6:30am at CrossFit Boston.
Deciding what to eat day-to-day can be challenging. Choosing the best thing to eat – a meal that will give you energy to perform without making you feel too full, sick, or hungry – can be even more challenging. Every workout is different, so how you fuel for each one will be different too. You probably wouldn’t eat the same breakfast before a 2K test as you would before a 10 mile run. Read on for some basic pre-workout meal guidelines and some ideas for before a workout.
Below is a blog post from Alex Black of Wicked Good Nutrition. Read all about a recent study on watermelon and then tell us what you think. Will you be sucking down some Watermelon after our 5k on Saturday?
We all know watermelon is a delicious summer fruit. But some new research has indicate that it might also be a recovery aid – results of a study published in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry showed that a compound found in watermelon juice may help athletes recovery after exercise. … Click here for the whole post! …
Protein powders were once the stuff of pro athletes and ultra meatheads, but have gone mainstream over the past 10 or so years. I first tried it when I was 15. When I told a personal trainer I’d been seeing with my mom that my goal was to get a 6-pack, he recommended I take 2 scoops of muscle milk powder 1-2 times per day. So mom and I dutifully trekked down to GNC and bought the vanilla flavor. And it was AWFUL. I don’t think I took the recommended dose even once, and I certainly never got said 6 pack. I couldn’t get it to dissolve in anything – not water, not milk, not a smoothie. Only now, looking back with educated eyes, do I see how completely ridiculous it was for this bro to tell a 15-year-old athlete to take a mostly unregulated supplement! The industry has gotten much better since then in terms of taste and palatability, but it is still mostly unregulated and athletes should pay attention to ingredients and types of protein.