Written by, Coach Noah Grime
Many struggle to determine what the perfect breakfast really is. What makes it right? Does a piece of fruit make sense? Bacon and eggs? What about skipping it all together?
Many philosophies will be determined on what we are used to doing and the way it makes us feel. Some will say they eat before heading out of the door for energy and to avoid a crash, while others make lunch their first meal. Who is doing it the right way?
My philosophy about the first meal of the day is simple. Your first meal should be healthy, taste good, and easy to make. This rules out a donut or pastry from being the ideal situation. In the morning, we generally rush around to try and get our day started. This is when “grabbing something quick” might not be the best solution. Maybe it’s time to consider skipping that sugary cereal or meal bar and go for water and a simple coffee.
Sugar and a calorie overload is the opposite of...
PLAYING TO WIN
By, Gabriell Smith
When it comes to obstacles that you face in life, are you playing to win or playing to not lose? When I first heard that question, I laughed a little because I thought that they were the same. However, when I examined it on a deeper level, I learned that I was wrong! I discovered a red flag. I was living my life with a “playing not to lose” mindset.
What’s the difference between the two? Someone that is playing to win has their focus on doing their best. They work vigorously to achieve whatever goals they have placed in front of themselves. They come from a place of growth. They are constantly in search of ways that they can improve or better themselves. Challenges excite them. They are full of optimism, working to always find the silver lining of difficult situations. On the other hand, people that are playing to not lose have already taken themselves out of the game. They fear change. The idea of failing makes them freeze,...
By: Crystal Salaz
Fitness on Fire
Have you ever ran a race and felt like the first mile is the hardest? It feels like your legs are sluggish, breathing is short, and your stride is short from the lack of range of motion. Or after a race, once you have driven home, trying to get your legs out of the car makes you contemplate just sleeping in the driveway. Chances are your Pre Race and Post Race stretching needs a little work. Now, I will admit that some muscle soreness is unavoidable depending on your fitness level, but understanding how to prepare your body and allow it to cool down are very important, for future recovery and increased performance.
Now, how you stretch during these times is also important. Pre race stretching is quite different from Post race stretching. Pre race is more about improving blood flow, increasing muscle tissue temperature, and helping the muscles work more efficiently. Post Race Stretching is about returning...
Five Devastatingly Effective Spartan Beast Training Tips
Ready to get into Beast mode? We’re here to help! What follows is the Fitness On Fire training tips for repeat Beasts or Beasts in the making. Use these tips as a checklist to enhance endurance, increase your mileage, strengthen your grip, improve your obstacle game and prepare for the fun that lies ahead!
1. Understand The Beast Difference - More Trails, More Obstacles
The Spartan Beast brings it. It’s a half-marathon on challenging terrain with no less than (wait for it!) 30 obstacles. Here’s how the Spartan Beast compares to the Spartan Sprint and the Spartan Super in terms of mileage and obstacles:
According to Spartan’s website, the Spartan Beast is “a soul-crushing half marathon, with brutal ascents and descents.” As Spartan Beast vets, we can attest to the sheer...
By, Haydee Graves
The Spartan Race is one of the world’s leading obstacle course races. The races are designed to test endurance, mental toughness, and physical strength. So if you want to push yourself mentally and physically, the Spartan Race is where it’s at.
We created the Spartan Race Checklist to help you prepare for your upcoming race. Whether you’re new to obstacle course race training or a seasoned Spartan, one of the best ways to knock race day out of the park is to arrive feeling confident and ready to tackle the course. With this essential list, you’ll know you’ve got everything you need to rock it!
To make preparation even easier for you, we’ve created a Fitness On Fire Amazon store with most of the items we recommend. We don’t talk brands in this checklist because we want to keep it simple and we know everyone has favorites. If you’re looking for some of the brands we...
The way our bodies were designed to move is incredible and the way our bones connect to form joints and our muscles work together to move our joints in unique and specific ways is fascinating.
The daily movement activities that we participate in and take for granted are carried out through specific movement patterns that involve multiple muscles working to move multiple joints at the same time or in succession.
It really is beautiful...