- Lack of awareness – bad habitual posture
- Poor flexibility in hip flexors and hamstrings
- Lack of spinal erector strength AND Lat activation
Lemons are vitamin C rich citrus fruits that enhance your beauty, by rejuvenating skin from within bringing a glow to your face. One of the major health benefits of drinking warm lemon water is that it paves the way for losing weight faster, thus acting as a great weight loss remedy.
Warm lemon water serves as the perfect ‘good morning drink’, as it aids the digestive system and makes the process of eliminating the waste products from the body easier. It prevents the problem of constipation and diarrhea, by ensuring smooth bowel functions.
A glass of lemon juice contains less than 25 calories. It is a rich source of nutrients like calcium, potassium, vitamin C and pectin fibre. It also has medicinal values and antibacterial properties. It also contains traces of iron and vitamin A. (1)
LeBron James made headlines for reading at his locker before dominating the 2012 NBA Playoffs. As a professional athlete who loves to read,
I have pretty much played sports since I can remember. Not saying I was ever great at any one sport, but I played them. I remember vividly running laps in volleyball practice my freshman year. I just thought the coach hated me…there I was running laps while the other girls were diving for volleyballs. Why was I running laps? I didn’t dive for the damn ball, ever!! I don’t know if I was scared, or what….but she knew I could do it. So when I messed up, I ran laps. Did I hate her?! At the time, yes. What 14 year old likes any adult? But I did what she told me to do, no matter what it was. Eventually after her coaching cues, numerous days of laps, and practices, I got better! In fact, I was team captain senior year, and our team won tournaments, awards, and were awesome!! All the hard work of listening to her, staying after practice to set more, etc earned me the MVP award that year. So although I didn’t see why (at the time) I had to run laps or get yelled at; it made me a better athlete.
When I asked my brother if he is coachable here is basically how our convo went….
Do I listen…yeah. Yeah I am coachable. But, if my coached asked me if I was coachable, I would take it as I am f*cked up, that I need to fix something, or that he is trying to motivate me. My coach knows me and so by him asking me that, would be like a red flag. On the other hand, if some brand new coach who I didn’t know or he didn’t know me asked if I am coachable…I would take it as I need to prove myself to them.
When I asked my husband if he is coachable, this is what he said.
Well not all the time. In a workout I am not. If I am doing strength, skill work, or barbell movement practice then I am 100% coachable. After 3,2,1 GO I don’t really listen to anyone or anything, I don’t even hear the music. If you try to stop me in the WOD and get me to fix something…yeah thats probably not going to happen. At this point, I need cues from my coach before the 321…. Read More…
Last year we released an article entitled How Long Does It Take To Improve In CrossFit? Using “Fitness Level“, our robust measure of an athlete’s physical capacity, we looked at improvement rates across all levels and abilities. We found that, on average, it takes about 5-6 months to improve your overall Fitness Level by 10 Levels (e.g. going from a level 60 to a level 70).
We then followed up that analysis with Working Out More: Is It Worth It? In it, we looked at the affect of the number of workout days per week on improvements to Fitness Levels. We discovered that working out 5 days per week produced a 27% faster improvement over working out 3 days per week.
In this article, we’ll be throwing age into the mix. We’ll explore the relationship between an athlete’s Age and improvement time in CrossFit. How much of a difference is there in improvement times between a 25-year-old and a 45-year-old? This is an especially important question when considering the validity and necessity of age divisions in competitions, such as the various Master’s Divisions at the CrossFit Games.
After analyzing the data, we found that there is a strong correlation between an athlete’s age and how long it took them to improve their BTWB Fitness Level by 10 levels. As an example, on average, it took 45 year old athletes nearly 2 months longer (32% longer) to improve from a level 60 to a level 70 when compared to their 25 year old counterparts. Read more…
Proper Foundation #1: Strict Pull Ups