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What’s the Big Deal With Sleep?

What’s the Big Deal With Sleep?

  • Category: Blog
  • Published: October 9, 2021

There is plenty of scientific evidence which proves the health benefits of getting quality sleep. Sleeping for at least 8 hours( the more, the better) can improve your health considerably. Alternatively, chronic sleep deprivation is problematic as it increases the risk of disease, obesity and many other serious illnesses, which is why it is crucial ...

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5 Benefits Of Appreciating Yourself

5 Benefits Of Appreciating Yourself

  • Category: Blog
  • Published: October 4, 2021

Most of us know what it’s like to appreciate other people, and most of us hope that others appreciate us. But how many of us strive to appreciate ourselves?   For you today, I have five benefits of appreciating yourself, as well as ways that you can try to appreciate yourself a little more to ...

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How Much Protein During Dieting and Training?

How Much Protein During Dieting and Training?

  • Category: Blog
  • Published: August 1, 2021

“Yo, Coach – how much protein do I need?” I hear that question all the time, I sure do. While the long lengthy answer is always “it depends,” that answer is not very helpful or applicable, so let’s dive into the research and take a look. The biggest way to divide it up is by ...

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Working Through Mistakes and Frustration

Working Through Mistakes and Frustration

  • Category: Blog
  • Published: May 25, 2021

All of us, at some point, are bound to make mistakes or experience frustrations at some point within our lives… although some of us are making mistakes and facing frustration on a pretty regular basis! Am I right!? The two are part of life, but if we don’t learn how to navigate mistakes and frustration ...

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Why I Use Drive Nutrition Whey Protein

Why I Use Drive Nutrition Whey Protein

  • Category: Blog
  • Published: May 24, 2021

These intense workouts we are attacking each day here at CrossFit Alanis shred muscle fibers, and your body wants to repair that damage as soon as possible. Making the most of the muscle-building state requires two things: Protein (preferably in an easy-to-digest form) Branch chain amino acids, or BCAAs. DRIVEN WHEY™ Protein combines both of ...

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Four Key Elements of Training for a Marathon

Four Key Elements of Training for a Marathon

  • Category: Blog
  • Published: April 8, 2021

Running a marathon seems like an impossible task. There’s no denying that 26.2 miles is a very long distance, but we believe that anyone can complete their first marathon if they train smart and commit to following a plan. If you can run a 5k, then you can run a half marathon. If you can ...

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Good Training Habits

Good Training Habits

  • Category: Blog
  • Published: March 3, 2021

While it’s our responsibility as coaches to teach you movement, program intelligently, and keep you safe, it’s your responsibility as athletes to develop good training habits. Here is an overview of three great habits that will significantly enrich your training experience. 1. Be Proactive With Your Movement Prep Everyone needs to do a little personalized ...

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Strength Training for Injury Prevention

Strength Training for Injury Prevention

  • Category: Blog
  • Published: February 8, 2021

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” -Benjamin Franklin Life is unpredictable and sometimes in our sports, exercise, and daily life we come out of these unpredictable situations a little bit worse for the wear… Some folks try to prevent these situations from happening through avoidance, but if you want to have ...

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Eliminate shoulder pain once and for all!

Eliminate shoulder pain once and for all!

  • Category: Blog
  • Published: February 6, 2021

Shoulder pain is one of the most troubling ailments that can interrupt any avid gym goer. Exercise should be a place to relieve stress, build, confidence, and of course improve your health. Dealing with one more painful problem to work through is probably not going to be a big motivator for you. The good news ...

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What Motivates You?

What Motivates You?

  • Category: Blog
  • Published: January 26, 2021

Mike Fohner, cross country running coach, tells this story about one of his students: Last year, one of my young cross-country runners was fully content walking up the hills and avoiding physical exertion to the maximum extent possible. I tried all sorts of tactics and motivation techniques…to wits end. Even my “walkers club” (post practice ...

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