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CBD Oil: Is It Safe, Effective And Legal?

Review of CBD Oil based on scientific evidences (studies) to learn if this popular hemp product is safe and effective and how it compares to THC.

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Calm Within Chaos – How To Develop Grit And Perseverance

Six ways to develop grit, tenacity, and perseverance – An in-depth article from entrepreneur, musician and CrossFit coach Jeremy Gilbertson.

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What to drink before, during and after a workout?

In the early days of professional sports, trainers and athletes didn’t know many things that modern science has recently uncovered. But scientific breakthroughs have taken bodybuilding, CrossFit and other sports to the next level. Even casual athletes can easily attain more energy, strength, and muscle mass. All you need is discipline and an understanding of […]

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Chiropractic – Does Spinal Manipulation Work?

Spinal manipulation is a popular treatment in chiropractic care. Proponents of spinal manipulation claim that it can heal not only lower back pain, but also improve your overall well-being. Since I do CrossFit and continuously suffer from minor injuries and pain, I wanted to find scientific evidence and answers to the question: “Does spinal manipulation […]

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Essential Pre-Workout Ingredients – What you need to know

Do pre-workout supplements work and what benefits do they add to your exercise routine? To answer these questions, we need to analyze the pre-workout ingredients found in popular supplements and look for scientific evidence that back up the claims manufacturers make. In general, pre-workout supplements have the potential to improve your workout performance and endurance. I […]

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Paleo vs. Keto Diet: Which one is the best?

Over the past few weeks, several of my CrossFit friends have asked me if I was on the Keto diet. I usually respond with explaining that I’m on a Keto-influenced Paleo diet. That gave me the idea of writing an article comparing the Paleo vs. Keto diet and busting some of the myths surrounding both […]

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Best Protein Powder Review: Whey, Vegan & More

To find the best protein powder, I have reviewed a variety of natural supplements including Whey protein as well as vegan protein powder. The animal-based protein in this review covers Whey, Casein, Egg, and Beef. The plant-based products include Pea Protein Powder and Rice Protein Powder. Best Protein Powder Overview Given the size of the two […]

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Barehand Gloves vs. Bear KompleX CrossFit gloves

I do CrossFit and continuously build up hand calluses when lifting weights. During high-rep bodyweight exercises, such as pull-ups or toes-to-bar those calluses increase the risk of skin tears and I end up with ripped hands that take days to heal and make showers an unpleasant experience. To reduce the chance of callus formation and thus […]

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Best Natural Pre-workout Supplements Review

Pre-workout supplements can boost your performance and endurance during intensive workouts. Unfortunately, the supplement market is flooded by cheap, unhealthy and ineffective products and many consumers lack the expertise to identify supplements that actually work. For this review, I have analyzed and tested the best natural pre-workout supplements that contain only ingredients that have been scientifically proven […]

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Apple Watch Sport Bands Review and third-party alternatives

The Apple Watch is an excellent fitness tracker and workout companion, and for this article, I have reviewed some of the best Apple Watch Sport bands for working out, including my favorite watch bands from Apple, Meridio, Monowear, Nomad, and Twelve South. Featured Apple Watch Sport Bands Product Apple Sports Band $49.00 Apple Sport Loop […]

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