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Carbs……Uh oh…..the “C” word. Well maybe they aren’t as bad as we’ve been led to believe. Maybe we need to know a bit more about carbsand then do a little bit of math to make sure we’re getting the right amount. So, here we go: 1.) What is “Carbohydrate”? For our purposes, it’s a source of energy. Often a quick one–your body can convert carbs to energy quickly–this can be good but it can be bad too, so remember this: “Carbs are quick(er) energy”.2.) Types of carbs? Simple and complex. Complex carbs tend to burn a bit slower. 3.)  What are “good” carbs? Knowing that there are...

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“Cup of motivation”; aka coffee. There is a simply reason why coffee gives you this motivation: meet our good friend caffeine. Caffeine is a natural stimulant that arouses your brain and central nervous system, making more focused and less fatigued. Teas, chocolate, and coffee naturally contain this; while it is mostly added into beverages including sodas, energy drinks, and other supplements. Regardless of which source we choose to consume, caffeine has been there to give us that extra boost to complete the day. But careful, too much of a good thing could also be a bad thing. Here are a...

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Hello! This will be a 4 part series that gives some detail as to why we do what we do at CFA when it comes to our Workout of the day.  Let’s dive right in to:   The Warm Up  “I hate warming up”. I used to hear that a lot. “It takes too much time”. “I never get anything out of it”. “Don’t really need it.” After hearing the above (and many other) complaints about warming up, we took what most people see as a 30 second to 5 minute process (jump up and down a few times, touch...

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Trust us. We understand busy schedules. In fact, many of the members we have here at CrossFit Aestus initially joined because they needed a more efficient workout that didn’t require them to be in the gym for hours at a time. That’s why we’ve put together this list of ways you can make your time at the box as productive and fulfilling as possible. HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR TIME AT CROSSFIT AESTUS: SET A TRAINING SCHEDULE While you generally enjoy coming into the box, there are some days when maybe overtime at work, school papers, family issues...

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