The Key to NOT Peeing during Double Unders.

The Key to NOT Peeing during Double Unders.

Stop doing Double Unders! Take a seat. What I’m about to say will blow your mind. Well, it’ll at least make you aware of muscles you don’t train regularly, and just might fix a thing or two. Seated? Great! Please make sure it’s a toilet you’re sitting on. Now start to pee. Ok, stop. Now start again. Ok, stop again. Feel that? That’s a Kegel. Don’t keep going. Too many of those during urination can actually lead to problems, but 3 sets of 10 a day can lead to a stronger pelvic floor and maybe even less peeing during double unders!

When should you do them? 
Anytime. Done is better than perfect! You can do these in the car, sitting on the couch, in bed, where ever, when ever. 3 sets of 10 is great, but more is good too. Practice at the pace you’re ‘losing it’ at. Don’t use the bigger muscles (glutes, quads, etc) to do the work. Focus on that ‘pee-stop’ muscle and pulse. Add a few pauses. If it’s double unders, practice at a brisk pace. If it’s 1rm squats, go slow.

Isn’t this just for women? 
Nope. NOT AT ALL! I personally know a group of guys that have gotten (ahem) great results from using these. Lets just say they’re more ‘robust’ now and have an increased ability to do ‘one-more-rep’. All of that blood flow from exercising the pelvic floor creates strength EVERYWHERE.

So, like, results after 2 sessions, right?
Absolutely (NOT)! Just like anything worth under taking, it takes time! It can take weeks or months depending on your pelvic fitness level ( I think I just made that up…what’s your PFL?) Just like anything, if you have questions or you’re not getting what you want talk to your coach and doctor.

Don’t wait, start now. Do it every day. Realize gains now, thank me later. 

 

Michelle is down over 21 pounds!

Michelle is down over 21 pounds!

What was the hardest part about losing weight?

Honestly, I think the hardest part is making the commitment that you really want to lose weight. I had to make some major changes in my diet and get back into an exercise routine, but once I decided that this was what I really wanted to do and that I had to make these adjustments to see results everything started falling into place. You really have to want it and then it is just a matter of following the program.

What was the easiest part?

The program has some amazing recipes and I was never hungry. I followed it by the book and wrote down everything I ate but there are so many options that it actually is fun and you realize that you can lose weight eating yummy food.

You did the program while traveling to Brazil, tell me about that.

That was my first trip while on the program and my second biggest challenge (The first, was quitting drinking, which I had done a month before starting the program and realized that alcohol really slows down weight loss, but we can get into that another time). Going to Brazil meant that I was going to be around drinking and a lot of fatty foods that were not part of my current diet. The surprise was that I managed 10 days in Brazil and did not drink or eat anything that was off the charts from the program and I did not suffer over it or feel that I was missing out. There were enough healthy foods that made me satisfied and again I learned that you can adapt your diet and enjoy vacations, it is all about making choices. I think I lost 1lb while I was there when in the past I always gained at least 3 when I was in Brazil.

You’re continuing on with the program, what’s your ultimate goal?

My ultimate goal is to find balance on the long run and continue with this new and healthier lifestyle. I need the accountability and this program gives great support (Dan is awesome!) to make me accountable. Next step is to really get the exercise going stronger and to lose more fat and gain muscle. You can be healthy and still have fun, with the bonus of looking and feeling great!!!!

Thank you Dan and A1A!

 
Bryanna lost over 4% Body fat and 11 pounds!

Bryanna lost over 4% Body fat and 11 pounds!

…In 6 weeks! 

 Bryanna was already a seasoned CrossFitter and had a pretty good understanding of nutrition before we started. Her goals were 10+ pounds of weight loss and   body fat loss. She lost the weight, and the fat, all while maintaining her lean mass and improving her hard fought strength gains!
Here’s her story:

“Going into the Nutrition Challenge I had some doubts and concerns but I needed a push to get back into my old routine since moving from NY.

I’ve done Paleo challenges in the past but felt weak, as I struggled hitting my usual numbers when weightlifting (probably because of the very low carb intake). This challenge proved to be the exact opposite. As each week passed, I noticed myself being more energized, moving faster in the workouts and just feeling overall healthy and strong.

The most difficult part for me was avoiding the urge to snack and handling my water intake for the day. The food was easy, after meal prepping for the week eating those delicious salads and rice bowls was something I looked forward to everyday.

The easiest part for me was showing up to the gym. My body felt ready to take on both the weightlifting and the Workout Of the Day.

The best part of the results is knowing that even after 2 weeks of completing the challenge, I still managed to create permanent habits that are making me a healthier, happier athlete.

Thank you Dan for helping me be better than I was yesterday!!”
For more info on our Nutrition program, visit: crossfit305.com/nutrition