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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

NSCA Admits Publishing False Claims about CrossFit Injuries!

"The National Strength and Conditioning Association is asking the public to disregard the claims its study made regarding injuries in CrossFit. After two years of inaction and litigation, the NSCA has finally issued an erratum, or correction, regarding one of its most prominent studies."

The study claimed:
" “Crossfit-Based High-Intensity Power Training Improves Maximal Aerobic Fitness and Body Composition,” ......that 16 percent of its subjects cited “overuse or injury” as their reasons for not completing the training." .............."This may call into question the risk-benefit ratio for such extreme training programs …"

Needless to say the CrossFit Legal Team took issue with such extreme suppositions and went to battle in the court system for the last two years to make the NSCA take back their unsubstantiated claims.

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Sunday, September 20, 2015

Muscle growth is Enhanced by a Pre-sleep dose of Protein!!

Protein Shake Before Bed Helps Builds Muscles!! New Scientific Proof!

A new study has given those of us who enjoy our protein shakes a valid reason to have another one right before bed!

From the actual article published in the Library Of Medicine National Institutes of Health:

Muscle strength increased after resistance exercise training to a significantly greater extent in the protein-supplemented (PRO) group than in the placebo-supplemented (PLA) group (+164 ± 11 kg and +130 ± 9 kg, respectively; P < 0.001). In addition, quadriceps muscle cross-sectional area increased in both groups over time (P < 0.001), with a greater increase in the PRO group than in the PLA group (+8.4 ± 1.1 cm(2) vs. +4.8 ± 0.8 cm(2), respectively; P < 0.05). Both type I and type II muscle fiber size increased after exercise training (P < 0.001), with a greater increase in type II muscle fiber size in the PRO group (+2319 ± 368 μm(2)) than in the PLA group (+1017 ± 353 μm(2); P < 0.05).

To Read the Scientific Article Look HERE

And to Read the Runner's World Article Look HERE

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

COMPTRAIN FALL TRAINING CAMP!!! Katrin Davidsdottir and Ben Bergeron


COMPTRAIN FALL TRAINING CAMP – Join Katrin Davidsdottir and Ben Bergeron at CFNE for 3 full days as they start preparing for the 2016 competitive season. This camp is designed for the Regional to Games level athlete. The camp will include multiple training sessions every day along side Katrin and coached by Ben. Along with discussions on how to target weaknesses, periodize your training, how to prepare for the Open/Regionals/Games, mental toughness/focus and nutrition. This camp is not fluff and filler – This is designed to get you to the next level. Find out what it means to train like a champion.

Registration will go live on Monday. Only 20 spots!!!

Cost: $655
Dates: Friday September, 25 to Sunday, September, 27
Times: 9:00-4:00 each day.
Location: CFNE
Cap: 20 Athletes

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Monday, August 24, 2015

"There are some goals that just aren’t going to happen."


Just saw this post on Facebook. Great perspective and so very true. It has taken me 5 years to get to this realization, that there are some things that I just might not ever be able to do. And it's ok because I'm still not sitting on my couch watching the world go by. I am getting fitter, warding off old age, and spending time with some of the best friends I have had in a long time.  They are (for the most part) a kind, like minded, non-judgmental. helpful, healthy group of people.

So, read this post and cut yourself some slack!!


I’m five years into my crossfit journey, and I continue to learn. Even though I’m a lot better than I was when I started, I still am astonished at how much growth still happens on a regular basis.
If you had told me five years ago how much I’d be able to do in 2015, my mind would have been blown. I had been a bookish, non-athletic, somewhat pudgy kid, and though I was able to run (slowly) long distances as an adult, I never really developed any meaningful strength or athleticism. At 44, I’m stronger, faster, tougher and more skilled than I ever dreamed could be possible.
But on the other hand, when I compare myself to other people in crossfit, many of whom have been doing it for shorter periods of time, and who don’t spend nearly as much time and effort trying to improve, I can see that I’m well behind many of them.
When I hear about my girl P walking a yoke with 500#, when I go to competitions and see people do things that are downright extraordinary, I realize that as far as I have come, there are some people who are doing things that I will never do.
I have often struggled with the injustice of it all. People who didn’t care as much, who didn’t work as hard, still were cruising right past me.  I’d get jealous, mad, and sad, but it didn’t change a darned thing.  
So now, after all this time, I’m finally figuring out something that was tormenting me before.  There are some goals that just aren’t going to happen. Really. Never going to happen.  And I don’t mean that to denigrate my accomplishments.  It’s just the truth.  No amount of training or hard work or protein shakes (or HGH or steroids, or anything else I can come up with) will make up for my genetics, natural body type, lack of athletic history or age.
Never’s a hard word to take in. Both in crossfit and in my outside life, I sometimes fight the reality.  I look at how I am, and then how other people have what I want, and I chafe.  I feel bad about myself or angry/jealous at them, but why? There are some things in this world that we might want, but will never have.  I have some sort of idea that if I can’t have exactly what I want,or if someone has something that’s better than mine, then it’s no good.  Why is that person’s hair nicer than mine (house more organized? seem happier? have a more active social life? etc.) Their life must be amazing. Why do I not get to have what they do? I have a similar fantasy in crossfit-if only I could deadlift 300, (get that darned muscle up, row faster, etc.) I know I’d be happier. But without those things, I just bang my head against a wall.
But that’s beginning to change.  I’m realizing that never is not necessarily a bad word, We’re not always going to get every single thing we want. I can keep fighting the reality, or I can just enjoy my own personal efforts and growth. I can enjoy the goodness in the life I do have. I can show up, do work, keep getting a little better, or I can fight it and complain and drive myself into the ground. The choice is obvious.  Embrace the things I will never do–don’t take it personally, and embrace the things I can do, the things I might do someday. Enjoy what is.
Being an elite athlete looks like fun, I can’t lie. But I’m guessing that it comes with its own challenges and stressors.  Being a community participant, with almost zero pressure on my performance has its own blessings. My crossfit goal is not to be the best, or lift the most, or for people to stand around and whisper at my mind bending skills. If that’s my goal, it’s a poor match with reality.
My true goal is to have fun. It’s to be fit with my friends. It’s to challenge myself and continue to grow. It’s to encourage others and myself, together, to be the best we can be, whatever that is.

ORIGINAL POST :  http://sweatpantsoclock.tumblr.com/post/127453145501/never

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

What Happens to Your Body When You Eat A Teaspoon of ‪Turmeric‬ Every Day!


I have read a lot about Turmeric and it's healing benefits, especially in regards to Crossfit injuries.

There are some athletes at Crossfit New England that swear by it's healing properties!

Below is a summery of the article:


1. Relieves Joint Pain

2. Protects the Brain
You can prevent dementia and Alzheimer’s disease with turmeric.

3. Supports Cardiovascular Health
Curcumin reduces cholesterol and triglycerides.

4. Balances Blood Sugar
Turmeric moderates insulin.

5. Spurs Weight Loss

6. Improves Digestion
Curcumin prompts the gallbladder to release bile and break down fat.

7.Treats Depression

8. Reduces Blood Pressure

9. Boosts Immunity 

10.Combats Cancer

Of note is that curcumin is not readily absorbed. However, black pepper boosts assimilation by 2,000 percent. So pair your turmeric with 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. You can further increase effectiveness by adding 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Since curcumin dissolves in fat, the oil quickly ferries the compound into the bloodstream.
If you choose to take a supplement, look for one that’s standardized to 95 percent curcuminoids and also contains piperine or black pepper extract."

To read the entire article please click HERE


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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

ESPN Interviews The 2015 Champions!


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