Top 5 Benefits of Weightlifting

Weightlifting can build muscle and improve your sleep, posture, and metabolism along with so many other benefits. Read on to learn the top 5 benefits of strength training.    Improves Bone Density and Muscle Mass We start to lose between 3 to 5 percent of lean muscle mass per year around the age of thirty. Studies …

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Staying Fit on Vacation

It’s vacation time and all you’re looking forward to is some fun in the sun! You’re ready to visit new places, try new things, and create memories that will last a lifetime. However, you’re concerned about how you’re going to stay fit while away from home. Plan to work out during your trip! Traveling to …

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Staying Hydrated During the Summer Months: How much is enough?

How To Measure You may be drinking the recommended 80oz a day, but do you account for the amount you lose during the heat of the summer months? Probably not. Here is an easy way to find out if you’re getting enough to make up for what you lose when you workout or what you …

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Tips for Success: Competition Prep

Getting ready for your first CrossFit competition? Keep reading for a few quick tips to make the most of your day! REST – listen to your body leading up to competition day. As someone who trains everyday, I prefer to get in a light workout the day before and use it as an opportunity to …

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Welcome to B3 Gym, Intern Kaileya!

Welcome Kaileya Humes to the B3 Gym Team! Kaileya is joining us temporarily as she completes her internship through the Applied Physiology and Kinesiology program at the University of Florida. Here’s a little more about why Kaileya decided to intern with B3 Gym: “I am currently a 4th year student at the University of Florida …

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Lost your motivation? Don’t be discouraged. Shift your focus.

You are not alone! No matter who it is, at some point, everyone gets a case of the “I don’t want to’s.” Living life can be mentally and physically exhausting especially with all the things we SHOULD be doing. For instance, we should brush our teeth for 2 minutes, stretch for 10 minutes, workout for …

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Pre-Workout Nutrition Tips

What should I eat before my Open Workout?? Many people have diligent post-workout recovery routines including consuming protein shakes, supplements, and other key nutrients. However, very few individuals give much thought to their pre-workout nutrition. What you consume for fuel before you exercise should include more than just a stimulant based energy drink. It should contain the …

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Progress is NOT a straight line!

    There are two common misconceptions about losing weight and eating healthy in the long term that can be mentally challenging to overcome. It is only hard at the beginning Progress is a straight line We usually focus on the beginning of the healthy eating process. You start with action steps, slowly learn how …

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Fish Oil

What is Fish Oil? Fish oil is exactly what its name implies– oil from fish. It’s rich in two specific groups of omega-3 fatty acids known as: Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) Omega-3s are very important for overall health. Function and benefits include: Cardiovascular function Nervous system function and brain development Immune health Hormone regulation …

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Post-Workout Nutrition

What you consume before, during, and especially after your workout is important. By consuming particular nutrients after your workouts (aka post-workout nutrition), you improve your body composition, performance, and overall recovery. Generally, post-workout nutrition has three specific purposes: Replenish glycogen Decrease protein breakdown Increase protein synthesis In other words, athletes want to: replenish their energy …

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