“In the Middle Ages, they had guillotines, stretch racks, whips and chains. Nowadays, we have a much more effective torture device called the bathroom scale.” ~Stephen Phillips
If you’ve been lifting weights for a while then you are probably gaining muscle, which occupies less space than its equivalent weight in fat. Lean muscle looks better on your body, even if you don’t see a major change on the scale. However:
•You feel more energy.
•Your resting heart rate lowers.
•Bone Density Improves.
•Blood pressure and cholesterol levels improve.
•You sleep better.
•Clothes are fitting better.
•You can lift more weight (stronger).
•Your range of motion increases (flexibility).
•You can run more without stopping to walk.
•Excellent yearly checkups with your doctor.
As our beloved Forty Niners get ready to kick some Raven Ass this weekend, there is a couple of stats that nobody is talking about... food stats.
As reported by USA today, during Superbowl weekend
- 1st- where Super Bowl ranks in terms of home parties. It is even bigger than New Year's Eve.
- 2nd- Where the Super Bowl ranks in food consumption
- 17- The average number of partiers at each Super Bowl Party.
- 8 million pounds of of popcorn people will eat
- 14,000 The tons of chips that they will eat
- 111 Millions Gallons of Beer
- 4,400,000 the number of Pizzas Pizza Hut and Domino's Pizza expect to sell during the Super Bowl
With those numbers, make sure you don't get in the game of binge eating while the Niners are kicking some butt!! Enjoy the weekend.
The concept of exercising is usually tied to weight loss. At San Carlos CrossFit, we don’t focus in what you are going to lose; we focus on what you are going to gain. You will gain fitness, you will gain speed, you will gain strength, you will gain happiness, you will gain confidence, and you will gain a killer body. The biggest transformation, however, is a shift in your perception of what you thought was possible, and willingness to do things outside your comfort zone. CrossFit will show you how strong you really are. Fitness doesn't just come from what you’re able to do, but what you’re willing to attempt and how hard you’re willing to push. This mindset is taken beyond the box, and into your life.
Come join us, our next fundamental’s series starts soon. Start your own transformation at San Carlos Crossfit. Send questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out Candy story, a 42 year old female that found CrossFit and changed her life and the way she lived. (http://fitasf.com/2013/01/28/candys-story-starting-crossfit-at-40/)
Additional transformations stories, check this link. (http://www.transformcrossfit.com/wod/free-report.html)