Crossfit Charlotte-Blog

Feb
28
How much protein should I eat?
By Andy Hendel


‘How much protein should I eat?’ Choose the right amount for
fat loss, muscle, and health.
The real story on the risks (and rewards) of eating more protein.






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Will protein help me lose weight? Should I eat it at every meal? Could too much damage my kidneys? At Precision Nutrition, our inbox is filled with questions about the pros and cons of eating more protein. In this article we’ll set the record straight, so you can finally separate the facts from the fiction.


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Maybe you’re a protein promoter.


You buy protein powder in “bucket with a handle” format. You know the protein counts of every food you eat.


After every workout, you jam th...


Feb
27
Feb
25
Beers and Burpees
By Andy Hendel

Time to sign up CF Charlotte!



Surprise Dream Reveals from 2019 Beers & Burpees event








Feb
25
It Is Time to Bust the Myth of Physical Inactivity and Obesity: You Cannot Outrun a Bad Diet
By Andy Hendel



It Is Time to Bust the Myth of Physical Inactivity and Obesity: You Cannot Outrun a Bad Diet






Question
Can exercise alone prevent metabolic disease?
Takeaway
The narrative that exercise alone can prevent obesity and metabolic disease is largely the product of food industry PR campaigns; scientific evidence indicates sugar and carbohydrate consumption, specifically, contributes to disease progression.


In this 2015 editorial, Aseem Malhotra, Tim Noakes, and Stephen Phinney argue that in addition to exercise, specific dietary changes are necessary to prevent or reverse metabolic disease.


A 2015 report from the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges described exercise as a “miracle cure” and arg...


Feb
22
Is CrossFit as Dangerous as You Think? Here’s What You Probably Don’t Know
By Andy Hendel










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For the past decade, CrossFit has been a major player in the fitness industry (and it’s not showing any sign of slowing down). Part spectator sport, part daily gym routine—and total physical feat—this workout has often been the subject of stories with the words ‘injury risk’ in bold letters. Despite the warning, we’ve remained transfixed by the CrossFit Games (which still offer hefty prize purses to those who dominate the circuit) and the sport is top of mind for those searching for their new fitness resolution. With the surge in interest for the new decade, we are revisiting what CrossFit is—and isn’t—to clear up some myth...


Feb
21
Nutrition: Brainwashed, you decide.
By Andy Hendel



Georgia Ede: Brainwashed - The Mainstreaming of Nutritional Mythology





Georgia Ede, MD, is a nutritional psychiatrist who is "passionate about the care - the proper care and feeding of the human brain," she tells the audience at...


Georgia Ede, MD, is a nutritional psychiatrist who is “passionate about the care — the proper care and feeding of the human brain,” she tells the audience at a CrossFit Health event on Dec. 15, 2019. During her presentation, Ede delineates the various ways authoritative bodies such as the USDA and World Health Organization (WHO), through their spread of unscientific dietary guidelines that are rife with misinformation, have complicated her efforts ...


Feb
18
Soybean Oil and the Brain
By Andy Hendel

America's most widely consumed oil causes genetic changes in the brain






America's most widely consumed oil causes genetic changes in the brain
Edible fats and oils consumed in the U.S., 2017/18. Credit: USDA




New UC Riverside research shows soybean oil not only leads to obesity and diabetes, but could also affect neurological conditions like autism, Alzheimer's disease, anxiety, and depression.







Used for frying, added to packaged foods, and fed to livestock, soybean oil is by far the most widely produced and consumed edible oil in the U.S., according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In all likelihood, it is not healthy for humans.


It certainly is not good for mice. The new study, published this month in the journa...


Feb
12
Are you sleeping
By Andy Hendel



How lack of sleep affects health and tips for a good night's rest





Nearly two-thirds of Americans do not get a full eight hours of sleep per night. Now, researcher Matthew Walker is sounding the alarm about what he calls "th...




Feb
12
Festivus Games
By Andy Hendel


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Sign up early and get your free t-shirt. Festivus Games are voted #1 Thowdown for your first competition. Go to Festivus for all your questions.




Feb
11
Hybrid AF 24/7 All Access
By Andy Hendel


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Hybrid AF All Access is a unique opportunity when a CrossFit Gym does not fit your schedule or finances.


Here is a list of 10 opportunities just for you.


1. CrossFit


2. Power lifting only


3. Olympic lifting only


4. Your own periodization schedule


5. Personnel trainer with no place to train clients.


6. Trainer at local globol gym and they are taking all your money


7. It's the right price with every piece of equipment you need


8. Spartin training


9. Open gym all day and night


10. Pivacy


Contact Coach Andy for your gym tour.





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