crossfit Tag

I can't express the excitement we have about our upcoming move. We are moving into a 12,400sqft building! Our current location is 6400sqft.  For those familiar with Tucson we will be occupying the old Chuck E. Cheese building in Monterey Village on the southwest corner of Speedway and Wilmot. We...

Kelsey has been with us since the beginning of 2016. She is USAW Certified coach as well as a Crossfit Level 2 certified coach. She is also currently working towards her FMS (Functional Movement Screen) Level 1 Certification. Kelsey is also a member of our Tucson Barbell Club Olympic Weightlifting...

Tucson Barbell Club Weightlifting Team had a great day at the Iron Athlete Weightlifting Open at East Valley Crossfit. It was an action packed day with lifters from all over the state attending. Our lifters had a great day.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnDWM3AtVu0
I have been getting tons of questions on the Paleo Diet. I have been a big supporter of the Paleo Diet for many reasons. First, it is about cutting out processed foods and eating foods as they are seen in nature which is awesome and I couldn't agree more. On another note though Paleo is being followed as a religion and people are taking it to extremes. For some reason the Paleo crowd is sold on the fact that cavemen didn't eat carbs or grains and this is highly subjective as many anthropologists will debate this more than a power lifter and olympic lifter arguing who is really stronger.  Here is the biggest issue, if someone is heavily involved in a strength training program or a very rigorous training program they are putting thier body and hormon
As a personal trainer and a gym owner with a degree in nutritional sciences I get lots of questions about nutrition and weight loss. Should I be eating Paleo? Are low carb diets bad? I have been eating gluten free for 3 months and I still haven't lost weight? I understand the frustration as I have had many points in my life in which losing weight has been difficult. As I get older I find it more challenging to lose weight easily. When I was in my early 20's I could make one small change to my diet and I would start noticing physical changes within a couple of days.  Now heading into my 40's that isn't the case. I'm not going to discuss on any diet specifically in this blog, but rather talk about the overall philosophy and the recommendations I give my clients that want to lose weight. There are a few key rules I encourage people to follow without even talking calories, macros, or quality of food. If you are not doing these things start adding them to your routine and you may be surprised with the results on the scale. If you are participating in high intensity training like Crossfit or kettlebells, or if you are focusing on a solid strength training routine then these guidelines will help you out significantly.