Day: April 6, 2017

4 Reasons Why You Need a Crossfir Rival – Who is Yours?

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1. A Rival makes you better. There are lots of elements to training with Crossfit that differ from your traditional workout. The aims of fitness are broader and the training reflects that. Crossfitters often speak of having so much to learn – different skills, lifts, movements. Add to the mix how we learn to eat, care for our callously hands and be part of the community. We also learn psychological skills how to manage our minds – fears, insecurities and the voice that screams, “Stop!” – and these become some of the defining features of successful Crossfit athletes of all…

Should You Try Carb Cycling for Weight Loss?

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Erika Straus used to consider herself one of those lucky people who can eat whatever they want and not gain weight. So, naturally, she did – filling up on pasta, pizza and other dorm life staples while maintaining her fit figure. But when the then-college rugby player hurt her knees and stopped exercising regularly, she realized her luck had run out. “I had all of these bad habits and gained 40 pounds” as a result, says Straus, now a 25-year-old opera singer in the District of Columbia, who also runs District CrossFit’s social media and marketing efforts. After a few unsuccessful weight loss…