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Sore Muscle Remedy: A Hot Bath + Epsom Salt, Part 2

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Last time on the BoxStalker blog, we discussed hot baths with Epsom salts as a good at-home remedy for the tired muscles you will experience after a challenging workout. As a recap, adding Epsom salts to your bath water can have numerous benefits for your muscles!  Epsom salts (which are not made from salt at all, but rather from magnesium and sulfate) have been shown to have great physical benefits, including: relaxing the nervous system curing skin problems soothing back pain and aching limbs easing muscle strain healing cuts treating cold and congestion drawing toxins from the body (“Epsom Salt...

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Sore Muscle Remedy: A Hot Bath + Epsom Salt

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Since we have just begun a new series here on BoxStalker about at-home CrossFit workouts, now is probably a good time to discuss something that is guaranteed to happen after your first CrossFit workout, whether it be at home or at the gym: sore, tired muscles. In fact, due to the very nature of CrossFit, athletes are guaranteed to experience sore, tired muscles regularly!  This is not just a one-time experience; you will continually experience muscle aches after challenging workouts, but that’s okay.  In fact, it is a good thing - provided you are exercising properly.  (Please do not mistake...

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No Equipment At-Home Workouts (At-Home CrossFit Workouts Series Part 2)

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As mentioned in our first installment of our new "At-Home CrossFit Workouts" series, sometimes life gets busy and making it to the gym for CrossFit four to five times each week just cannot happen. This is when working out at home becomes important. According to Women’s Health Magazine, the secret to making at-home workouts create results is to “engage as many muscles as possible while quickly moving from one exercise to the next to keep your heart rate high.” The workouts we are sharing below do just that. CrossFit consists of high-intensity workouts that develop stamina and strength. The intensity...

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Proper Nutrition: Breakfast, the Most Important Meal of the Day

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They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and what better way to start yours than with a CrossFit-approved breakfast recipe?  All of the recipes below are Paleo-friendly.  Yes, you really can enjoy pancakes, meat and eggs, flavored coffee, chocolate and baked goods for breakfast while following a Paleo diet!     Photo via Edible Harmony 2 Ingredient Flour-less Pancakes via Edible Harmony Ingredients: 1 medium ripe banana 2 eggs Preparation: Using a blender or a bowl and a fork mash and combine the ingredients together until a batter is formed and most of the banana...

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Proper Nutrition: Have Your Cake and Eat It Too

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One of the hardest parts of modifying your diet is that you often need to give up some of your favorite treats.  Thankfully, just because you decide to follow a CrossFit-approved diet does not mean that you have to give up snacks!  And believe it or not, this includes sweets. Here are a couple of delicious, Paleo-friendly dessert recipes.  You can visit each recipe’s source for more information! First, check out this recipe for Chocolate Turtles.  Not only are they Paleo-friendly, but they are food allergen friendly too!   Photo via Healthful Pursuit   3 Ingredient Chocolate Turtles, via Leanne...

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