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National Police Week

The opportunity to honor those who have paid this sacrifice through our PT regimen is, without doubt, one of the reasons I am so driven by my passion for Thin Gray Line CrossFit. We have plenty of reasons to honor these folks, and I believe you will find satisfaction in knowing you were a part of it.

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Willpower and Dopamine: Take Charge of Your Brain

According to a 2010 survey conducted by the American Psychological Association, the lack of willpower is the number-one obstacle people face in achieving their goals. Additionally, statistics indicate that less than 25% of people actually stay committed to their New Year’s dietary resolutions after just 30 days.

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Sickness-Wellness-Fitness Model: Measure Your Progress

Measuring progress keeps you informed as to where you are. Goals have to be measurable, so you know how far away they are before they can be reached.

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Fundamentals: A Necessary Step

Fundamentals of fitness come over time. Arnold didn’t build his legacy in the bodybuilding community in a few short months, so don’t expect to go to the CrossFit Games or perform at the elite level of those athletes any time soon.

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Supplements: The More You Know

Fact: There is no such thing as a supplement that does the work for you.

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Progressive Overload

The Kentucky State Police Academy can be exhausting if you do not train appropriately. Your body has to gradually adapt in order to tolerate the levels of intensity and training you will endure each week. If your body has not adapted to that before Week 1, the struggle to avoid the Exhaustion Phase will be real.

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The Hopper

One of CrossFit’s Fitness Models is called “The Hopper.” I have provided this picture of a hopper, so you have a visual understanding of this model. The theory behind this is that fitness requires an ability to perform well at all tasks, even unfamiliar tasks and tasks combined in infinitely varying combinations.

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Neuroendocrine Adaptation

Why is this important? If you are interested in building muscle, the key then becomes to understand how the type of training we do does or does not trigger the body to activate this ideal neuroendocrine process.

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Mechanics Matter

Scaling is what makes CrossFit an option for every athlete. While there are many ways to scale, or modify, a workout, this should always be done methodically.

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Metabolism, Hormones, and Exercising on an Empty Stomach

Some interesting information pertaining to ways to maximize your results. You don't have to take my word for it, though.

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Glycemic Index

More on nutrition and diet... specifically Glycemic Index and the carbohydrates and fats that flood the American diet.

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Nutrition Matters

You can't out train bad nutrition. I wish you could, but wishing gets us nowhere; action counts. If you really want to perform at your maximum output, live a long life, and feel better than you've ever felt, the best medicine available to you comes through your diet and nutrition.

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