Archive for July, 2013

More Smart Box Bling.

Posted: July 26, 2013 by CrossFit Lewes in SmartBox

So there are a few items in the SmartBox that will be cycling out more frequently. These are items that are offered initially to see if they move (i.e., you buy them). If they don’t, they will be swapped out for other products.

So your best bet is to try them out now while they are around. Here’s a snapshot of a few of those items available right now:

Progenex Force: We are featuring single servings of this pre-workout powder from the good folks at Progenex. “One serving, pre-workout, and you’ll feel the power surge within you—enabling you to take your training and performance to the next level, and achieve incredible results both in and outside the gym.” PROGENEX Force contains a special proprietary blend of ingredients that is specifically formulated to maximize your body’s ability to train harder, longer so that you can realize superior results. Read more at progenexusa.com.

WOD Balm: WOD balm is an all-natural muscle rub that soothes sore muscles and relieves pain on contact. We particularly love that it was created for CrossFitters by a Crossfitter. Jen Wirth, creator of WOD Balm, is a Registered Nurse, a CrossFit Level 1 Certified Instructor and a co-owner of Wildcat CrossFit in Tucson, AZ. She has years of experience creating effective, powerful salves from all natural ingredients.The powerful combination of herbs and essential oils in WOD Balm speeds circulation to wherever it is applied, warming and cooling the affected area.

Use before or after workouts or whenever sore/strained/tense muscles are letting you know where they are. For more information, visit www.wodbalm.com.

RIPT 3 Phase Skin System:  “Your Hands are the Tools You Use to Dominate Your Sport”.
The good people at RIPT have created a kit to help CrossFitters, kettlebell swingers, weightlifters and rowers keep their hands in good working order. The kit includes a synthetic grindstone to keep your calluses thin and tough, a Daily Dose moisturizer to keep them pliable, and a Quick Fix balm to protect and heal your hands after a rip. This stuff rocks. Learn more at riptskinsystems.com.

PurePharma O3: Ultra-pure, pharmaceutical grade, sustainably sourced fish oil capsules. Omega-3’s/Fish Oils are popular with athletes of all types to reduce inflammation and speed up recovery time. The benefits of Omega-3’s reported in the media read like a laundry list. However, not all fish oil is created equal. We think PurePharma is some of the best. Read more about it and find out why it is so popular with Games athletes at: http://us.purepharma.com/athletes.php

Rock Tape: Rock tape is specialized kinesiology tape that is used to protect and prevent injuries. This is the stuff that you see athletes covered in during the regionals and games. Go to their website for instructions on exactly how to tape for a specific injuries/ applications at www.rocktape.com 

Rock Wrap: This is not rock tape!. This is just high quality athletic tape that happens to be made by the same people who make Rock Tape. Plus, it’s cool looking.

SmartBox has arrived!

Posted: July 16, 2013 by CrossFit Lewes in nutrition, paleo, SmartBox

By now you guys know we have a new toy at the Box – SmartBox. First off, let me start by saying the idea of a vending machine at the box stocked with CrossFit-friendly products is AWESOME! Kudos to CJ as she starts her exciting new endeavor to outfit CrossFit boxes across the country with this great service.

Here’s why I think this is an awesome idea:

1. It’s convenient! You never know when a need might spring up for a recovery drink or paleo-friendly snack or some rock tape or some first aid for ripped hands. And it takes credit cards, too!

2. It gives you a chance to sample products without making a huge investment. This is my favorite part. If there is one thing I hate, it is ordering something online, paying shipping and then not liking the product after I try it. Smart Box is gonna be cycling different products regularly – so before you make a big investment in a case of something and paying for shipping to boot, you can try it out.

3. It’s healthy. If only all vending machines were like this, we’d have a lot fewer overweight people in the U.S. What’s not to like about that!

We are gonna start reviewing some of the products in the SmartBox over the coming weeks. We’ll give you the product details and then I’ll give you my opinion on them, as well as the opinion of others (just in case you think my tastes are pretty lousy). But truly, the best way is to sample them for yourself. I have made it a habit to stop by the box in the morning to pick up my morning snack, which will be the topic of this first product review…

Steve’s Original Paleo Crunch (Bacon Lovers)

First off, let me say one word. BACON! That alone should be enough. But these Paleo Crunch bars rock. I find for me they are a great way to start off my morning – a little sweet, goes well with coffee and BACON! They would work equally well as dessert or a before bed snack. Actually, come to think of it, they’d be great anytime during the day. Notice the picture below. I always try to make it home to take a picture before I eat it, but alas, that never seems to happen.

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These gluten-free grainless granola bars are made of  just a few all natural ingredients: almond meal, shredded coconut, raw sunflower seeds, raw pumpkin seeds, almond slivers, cranberries, coconut oil, honey, vanilla extract, bacon and sea salt. When it comes to ingredients – less is always more!

And the best part is when you buy a Steve’s Original product, 15% of what you spend goes to help the nation’s youth!

So, if you are wondering what to try first – go for a Paleo Crunch (there is a non-Bacon option in our SmartBox, too). You can’t go wrong!

50 Ways

Posted: July 11, 2013 by Uncle D in CrossFit

While Craig is away partying it up on vacation in the land of happiness, I thought Uncle D should post a cool link I found….

http://agymlife.com/get-better-at-crossfit/

Embrace the suck!

Posted: July 2, 2013 by CrossFit Lewes in Memes

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A mantra for these dog days of summer and beyond…

Blazing hot box…EMBRACE THE SUCK.
Shoulders on fire…EMBRACE THE SUCK.
Tight hammies…EMBRACE THE SUCK.
Puddles of sweat…EMBRACE THE SUCK.
Ready to puke…EMBRACE THE SUCK.
Water bottle empty…EMBRACE THE SUCK.
Slippery bars, balls and ropes…EMBRACE THE SUCK.
Whatever you do, don’t quit…EMBRACE THE SUCK!

(and then come back for more tomorrow)