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2nd Anniversary Party | Mile High Throwdown 2017
This past weekend, 5280 CrossFit celebrated it’s 2nd anniversary with the 2nd annual Mile High Throwdown – a fun, members-only friendly competition. Similar to last year, there were lots of high fives, hugs, celebrations, and really hard work.
In our busy, fragmented, social media-saturated world, the unique culture of 5280 CrossFit fosters that feeling of fellowship – that sense of uniting around a common interest or goal (health and fitness) — that is the foundation of community.
We can’t wait to see what 5280 looks like a year from now! See you all at the Throwdown next year!! Read more...
Sugar: Just Say No
Ever feel like you should be able to do things in the gym that you cannot seem to do yet? Be able to move outside the gym and feel better, recover faster? Have you led yourself to believe that because you focus on exercise that your diet doesn’t need as much attention? Do you reward yourself with sugary drinks or food because you feel you deserve it?
If you admit to yourself that the answer is yes to any of these, it may be time to take time to look at where your sugar intake is coming from and how it is affecting you.Read more...
Upcoming CrossFit Competitions in Colorado | 2017
Want to put your fitness to the test! Check out one of these upcoming CrossFit competitions in Colorado.
Some of the competitions are for teams, some for individuals, some for women only and some are specifically for beginners. Make sure you check the details and movements standards before you sign up. If you have any questions . . . ask a coach – we’ll be there to support you!!
June 24th: BTC Spring Hopper in Loveland
July 8th and 9th: Battle for Mile High
July 16th: FRCF Rookie Competition – http://frontrangecrossfit.com/events/frcf-rookie-competition/
July 22nd: Whiteboard Classic in Arvada
August 20th: FRCF Colorado Open
September 16th: Battle of the Rock in Castle Rock
September 24rd: Girls Gone RX in Denver
October 14th: RX for a Cause in Westminster
October 14th: Festivus Games (Teams) in BroomfieldRead more...
Whey Cool Man – Why we love SFH Whey Protein
Whey protein shakes are great for refueling your body with important nutrients that are lost during a workout. They will help promote lean muscle development and maintain the muscle you already have. Whey is a complete protein and is very easy to digest and absorb, because of this our body uses the nutrients it provides. We need plenty of protein every day to keep our energy up, or blood sugar levels stable and our metabolism running. Protein is used in every cell we have and is critical for supporting brain function, helping with digestion, balancing hormones and of course building lean muscle mass! Read more...
How much water should you be drinking daily?
Does it really make a difference how much water you drink?
How does drinking water affect your workouts?
Especially with summer temperatures heating up, hydration is one of the most vital things for overall health. With up to 60% of the whole human body being composed of water, to say that you need it to function properly is an understatement. When you’re even mildly dehydrated, your body is unable to function properly and can slow down different function to preserve itself.
A good rule of thumb is to drink at least 50% of your body weight in ounces minimum.
Retail Product Feature: SFH Pure Fish Oil
(The best fish oil out there!)
Fish oil provides us with omega-3 fatty acids that are essential for our bodies.
The side effects of Omega-3 deficiency on your health can be taxing. Unfortunately, we cannot make Omega-3 fatty acids on our own. The good news is that there are plenty of great food sources that have plenty of omega-3 fatty acids (i.e. flaxseed, salmon, sardines, and mackerel). The challenge, for most athletes, is acquiring a consistent daily supply of omega-3 fatty acids. 3,000 milligrams is recommended per day, although this can vary based on age, activity level, diet, etc. Read more...
Yoga Is Now Included in Your Group Class Membership
There are so many reasons to try our Sunday morning Yoga class . . .
- We can all use a little bit more flexibility and mobility 🙂
- It’s a great way to start your day!
- Callie Moore is an amazing instructor! Check out her profile here.
Now you have one more reason . . . It’s included in your Group Class Membership!
IF you don’t have a group membership at 5280 CrossFit, yoga is open to all for a $20 drop in fee.
So grab your yoga mat (and coffee) and join us this Sunday at 9 am! Read more...
Body Composition Testing at 5280 CrossFit
Mobile Body Metrics (http://mobilebodymetrics.com/) will be at the gym on June 9th and 10th to complete body composition testing for all our members. We will arrange for the “Bod Pod” to come back out the gym in 3 months so this is great opportunity to measure your progress!
Here are the details:
When: Friday June 9th from 12 pm – 6 pm and Saturday June 10th from 7 am – 10 am
Cost: $45 for the initial test, $40 for follow up testing
Reservations: Use the following link to make your reservation. Look for 5280 Crossfit on the calendar. Read more...
Free Mobility Hacks | Shoulder Warm Up
If you find yourself in the gym early for class, take some time to improve your mobility with these simple movements! Or do these at home anytime!
- 20x Internal Rotation – keep elbows parallel to the ground, thumbs start pointing behind you, end pointing up to the ceiling.
- 10 x Scapular Pushups – Keep arms straight throughout!! Retract should blades, up/down motion.
- 10x Band Pull Apart – Start with arms straight overhead (like in the top of a press), pull the band apart, pinching shoulder blades together, ending with band behind the head.
- 10x Y, T, W – lying on your stomach, feet on the ground, lift chest and arms as high as possible and hold, moving through the letters Y, T, and W.
Memorial Day “Murph” 2017
We had an incredible gathering Saturday morning at 5280 CrossFit to complete the Hero workout, Murph. Plenty of smiles and hard work. We hope you enjoy your Memorial Day weekend!!
Free mobility hacks for this week!
If you find yourself in the gym 10 minutes before class, take some time to improve your mobility with these simple movements!
- 1 minute foam rolling each quad
- 1 minute foam rolling/top of KB on each calf
- 1 minute couch stretch each side
See the video above for a quick demo of each movement!Read more...
Summer is coming and we’re adding some new group classes to the schedule!
Side Note: 5280 CrossFit will be closed Monday May 29th in observance of Memorial Day. Be sure to sign up for our Memorial Day “Murph” Workout on Saturday May 27th.
Here is the new class schedule starting Tuesday May 30th.
Monday – Thursday
(No change in the morning schedule)
4:30 pm *new class
5:30 pm *new class time
6:30 pm *new class time
(No change in the morning schedule)
4:30 pm *new class
Open gym is available in the lobby area. Read more...
Save the Date for the 5280 CrossFit Mile High Throwdown!
The 2nd annual 5280 CrossFit Mile High Throwdown competition is set for June 17th, 2017 Join us in celebrating our 2 year anniversary. All friends and family are welcome to come and watch!
The Mile High Throwdown is our annual members only competition for all 5280 CrossFit members. This is meant to be super fun for everyone of all ages and fitness levels!
2 people per team
2 Divisions – Scaled and RX
$60 per team
Prizes for top team in each division
Registration opens at 8 am.
Introducing the 5280 CrossFit 14ers Club!!
We’re so excited to announce the 5280 CrossFit 14ers Club! Do you have will power, the stamina, the consistency, and the raw grit to become a 14er? We’ll find out!! Are you one of the few that will be a 14er multiple months in a row? We can’t wait to see how many of you can do it!!
What is a 5280 CrossFit 14er?
To become a 5280 CrossFit 14er you must attend 14 group classes or personal training sessions at 5280 CrossFit in one calendar month.
It’s that simple!!
Why would you want to be a 14er?Read more...
Introducing the 5280 CrossFit Nutrition Program
Get Healthy From the Inside Out
The 5280 CrossFit Nutrition Program is designed to provide individuals with an easy, science-based approach to nutrition and wellness. Imagine the confidence you could have walking into the grocery store or a restaurant knowing exactly what you should eat to feel and look great!
There are a lot of programs out there telling you what NOT to eat or how to replace meals with supplements, but what if we could attain this confidence through learning what to eat and using whole foods?
“The nutrition coaches at 5280 Crossfit are top-notch.
Focus for May: Fitness Testing and Benchmarks!
If you’ve been at the gym for over 6 months, you are familiar with some of our Benchmark workouts. For those who are new, we have a series of workouts and fitness test that we use to track our progress over time at 5280 CrossFit. These tests combine simple gymnastics, weightlifting and metabolic conditioning all with different time domains and combinations. We test these workouts every 4-6 months… and we’re getting ready to test them again!
Below is the schedule for May. Plan you workouts accordingly and your best to be at the gym on testing days! Read more...
How old are you?
When did you begin doing CrossFit? How long have you been with 5280 CrossFit?
I began my CrossFit journey in September 2016 when I walked into 5280 CrossFit.
Why do you CrossFit?
I do CrossFit because I wanted to become stronger and join a positive community of people who could help support my efforts to stick to a training program for more than a couple of weeks. I have so much fun at 5280, it is one of many happy places I have discovered here in Colorado.
Are you married, single, in a relationship? Read more...
Getting Ready for a CrossFit Competition
With plenty of CrossFit competitions on the horizon, we wanted to provide some tips to help you navigate the day of a competition.
What to Bring
- Appropriate clothes and shoes: Grab your favorite Nanos and don’t forget your lifters if you use them. It’s not a bad idea to bring an extra pair of clothes and shoes just in case it is a sweaty day. Bring some layers so your body temperature does not drop too much after your workouts. Sometimes the turn around is fast and you want to keep those muscles warm.
- Accessory equipment: Jump rope (even if you don’t use it in the WODS – they’re great for warming up), wrist wraps, knee sleeves, weightlifting belt, etc.