Stay Hydrated This Summer

The heat is in full force, making it more important to stay properly hydrated.

During the cooler months it is important to stay hydrated, but during the summer months it is even more critical you keep your body properly hydrated.

We won’t go into the details of what happens to your body when you don’t stay hydrated, we will leave that up to your imagination.

The normal average daily water intake is 2.5-3.5 liters. You should be drinking around this much water DAILY. However, if you are working out, you should be drinking even more​ water. For every pound lost after exercise, you should drink an additional 24 oz. of water.

If you want to get REAL scientific, talk to Coach Becky about how much water you should be consuming based on your body weight and how much you are sweating each day.

Partner T-Spine Stretch-aroo

Most people do not have a very mobile back, which can lead to back pain or difficulty performing specific movements in CrossFit. Often times this is due to our lifestyle, sitting at a desk all day, being hunched over our phones, lack of awareness, or lack of strength in the back. The partner T-spine (thoracic spine) stretch is a…
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Never Whine. Never Complain. Never Make Excuses.

If you follow CompTrain, Ben Bergeron's training program, you have probably heard this before. At CrossFit New England, they encourage each of their members to live by this three-fold policy. It is critical to have a positive mindset. The following excerpt is borrowed from CompTrain. CompTrain has an unbreakable threefold policy: Never whine. Never complain. Never make excuses. Staying positive is…
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The CrossFit Open Continues…

Two workouts down, three to go. We are going into the third week of the CrossFit Open. A few reminders: 1) Submit your scores no later than 5pm on Mondays. Once you submit your score Joe can validate it. 2) Stay consistent with each of the workouts. Come up with a plan and stick to it. Do what works for…
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Should I Redo the Open Workout?

One of the most common questions coaches hear throughout the CrossFit Open - "Should I redo the workout?" The even more infamous response - "That depends." It really does depend though. There are several factors that go in to determining if it is necessary to redo the workouts. Coach CJ Martin of CrossFit Invitctus in San Diego, CA wrote a…
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7am CrossFit Class

We are considering adding a 7am CrossFit group class to the schedule. But we need your opinion! Please click on the link below and answer the questions as to if you are interested in a 7am class. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2S6FX3T Thanks!…
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Set Boundaries With Your Smartphones to Improve Overall Health

This blog is from the CrossFit Invictus blog. Set Boundaries With Your Smartphones to Improve Overall Health Written by Bryce Smith Fifteen years ago, the Internet was an escape from the real world. You could unwind while emailing an old friend, chatting on AOL instant messenger, or play some mean games of solitaire or Minesweeper. Now the real world…
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Cut the Crap Challenge 2018

2018 CrossFit Albuquerque's: Cut the Crap Presentation & 6-week Challenge This year our gym is not doing the 'same-ol' New Year challenge you see roll around every January. We are providing CFABQ members with a presentation and 6-week challenge that will set you up for a successful & healthy  2018!!! Coach Becky is presenting on Saturday, January 6th at 3pm on topics that everyone needs…
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Reflections & Resolutions

Happy New Year CFABQ! 2017 is in the rearview mirror, and 2018 is upon us. Before we focus our attention on goals, dreams, and aspirations for the new year, I want to encourage you to reflect on 2017. Together, the CFABQ community celebrated countless PR’s, new marriages, professional accomplishments, and athletic accomplishments. Our community welcomed new members, new coaches,…
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Holiday Gym Hours

With the holidays upon us, we will have a modified schedule. Christmas Eve 12/24: CLOSED - No Olympic Lifting and Open Gym Christmas Day 12/25: 5am class ONLY (Coach Pat is crazy as usual!) Day after Christmas 12/26: Normal class hours New Years Eve 12/31: CLOSED - No Olympic Lifting and Open Gym New Years Day 1/1: CLOSED As always,…
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