Have no idea what to get the special CrossFitter in your life for Valentine’s Day? Well, look no further because we’ve put together some gift ideas to make them smile from ear-to-ear this Valentine’s Day (not a sponsored post).
Out of the Cave Meal Delivery Service – Meal Prep for Athletes: Have you tried the TWO NEW meals? Pollitas and Pork Adobo? They are so DELICIOUS! Every Monday night at 8 PM fresh meals are brought to CrossFit San Ramon for your CrossFitter. If you’d like to order custom meals, please go to outofthecavefood.com/order to get started!
Designs for Health at CrossFit San Ramon: Give your loved one the gift of pre and post workout shakes, bars, vitamins, supplements, joint health, etc. The bars and shakes taste oh so good and just about any CrossFitter (or fitness fan) would love them too! Check out http://www.crossfitsr.com and let Tim or Lori help you with any questions you might have.
US Cryotheraphy: Buy your CrossFitter a session for Valentine’s Day. CrossFit San Ramon members receive a special of $29 for 1 Whole Body + Localized Cryotherapy + Hydro Massage + NormaTec Compression.
Speed Rope: A lot of CrossFitters own their own jump rope, but if you’re buying for a newbie, a speed rope is a great option. Most of them are adjustable, so you can give them one that they can later customize to their preference. These can be found online through Amazon, RxSmartGear, or RPMTraining.
Paleo Cookbook: Not every CrossFitter eats Paleo, but many of them are healthy eaters. Here is a list of Paleo Cookbooks worth buying: Juli Bauer’s Paleo Cookbook, Practical Paleo by Diane Sanfilippo, Fed & Fit by Cassy Joy Garcia.
Calf Sleeve: Having rope climbs in a workout means that you NEED some sort of shin protection. Otherwise, you’re ripping up your leg, which does not feel good. (It also looks pretty gross.) Knee-high socks are a great option, but slipping on a calf sleeve is so much easier! Give your loved one a pair for Valentine’s day.
Magnetic WOD Smartphone Mount: This mount is great for recording Olympic lifts and other movements to help improve form. It’s also pretty awesome for taking photos/videos for your blog or Instagram!
I hope you found these suggestions helpful. Now go out there and make your CrossFitter a happy Valentine!
InBody composition machine is here Tuesday, 2/20. $40 for one session or two for $70. Sign up on excel sheet (in the newsletter)
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Why Taking Supplements Is Important for CrossFitters
There is no doubt that CrossFit is a very challenging sport that utilizes every energy system in your body and combining many training disciplines in one exhausting workout.
But did you know that an addition of a few supplements can have remarkable effects on your WOD results? By taking supplements, you can improve aspects of performance such as strength, endurance, aerobic fitness, and energy capacity which will result in killing your WOD scores!
Below are 4 supplement categories that may be worth looking into if you’re a CrossFitter:
Proteins: the building blocks within our muscle and are key for muscle growth, recovery, strength adaptations, and even fat loss. The majority of our protein needs can be obtained from foods such as meat, fish and eggs. There are numerous types of protein with different benefits and amino acid profiles. The key proteins sources for a CrossFitter includes: whey (fast digesting), casein (slow digesting) and BCAA (purest form of protein).
Blended Supplements/Pre-Workout: convenient and useful ensuring you’re getting the nutrients that you need in a correct dosage without having to use multiple products. The most common is a pre-workout followed by a few others including post-workout solutions, fat burners and green powders.
Fat Burners: can be either single or multiple ingredients that can enhance fat loss by boosting metabolism, helps utilize fat for fuel, or reduce appetite. Fat burners may be useful as CrossFit relies heavily on body weight to strength ratios which means that you must be in your best shape possible without any dead weight.
Amino Acid Variations: accompanied with basics such as BCAAs and Leucine, the other important amino-acid molecules that are also important for CrossFitters are: Creatine, Glutamine, Citrulline, Beta-alanine.
Want to learn more?
If you’re ready to take your CrossFit performance to the next level, attend Sarah’s clinic this Thursday, 2/8 at 6:30pm!
Expert Sarah Pate with be here to talk about Performance Enhancing Drugs, Sups & Nutrients (minus the drugs)! Learn how to maximize your performance, health and results.
$20 for members & non-members. Sign up on the bulletin board or on the Website.