Cue CrossFit Seattle: Grand Opening 2017 Pioneer Square Fat Loss Workout

Cue CrossFit opens new CrossFit location by Century Link field in Seattle.

If you live or work in Pioneer Square, near Sodo, or the International District in Seattle, you now have a new option for high intensity workouts. Cue CrossFit just opened and of course Dre Fitness had to be there since we just love events that are fitness related.

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Cue CrossFit Seattle Grand Opening which is by CenturyLink field.

You can meet a lot of good people and strengthen friendships with existing people.

I love going to fitness events because I get to hang out — doing healthy activities — with friends, professional contacts, and with people I’ve never met before.

Fitness is about community.

When it comes down to it, as long as the workout is high enough intensity and safe, it really doesn’t matter what style of workout it is. Ultimately, group fitness gyms like CrossFit, Orangetheory, or growing gyms like Accelerate Seattle are all about community. We workout together, sweat together, and through the process, we become stronger together.

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Cue CrossFit Seattle WOD with my friends Brandon H., Brandon S, Katie, and more. Goblet Kettlebell Squats.

You can come up with new exercises or new ways to program an exercise, but ultimately if you’re not squatting, you’re just not allotting your time well. All good fitness programs will prescribe squats for you. All good fitness programs will work your muscles with exercises that promote strength and muscular balance. All good fitness programs will be prescribed by legitimate, motivational coaches.

Building community in Seattle.

People often ask me if I will ever make the leap to be the owner of my own gym. While I respect those who take the risk to open their own gyms, at this point I am going for the blogger, vlogger, and influencer route. I realize that there is only one of me and that I can produce content that is useful to many people as long as I stay dedicated and authentic to myself and my followers.

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I teased Brandon S. during the video only because I have great respect for his work!

Fitness is about more than a brand name.

Even though competition can be ruthless in the fitness industry, it is still an industry that is highly rewarding. I have more and more friends who are passionate about fitness but are stuck in office jobs that they simply have no love for. For that reason, I feel blessed to be part of a fitness lifestyle in which I can fully support myself here in Seattle and Capitol Hill to be specific.

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Fitness is love, need I say more?

Train hard, and use nutrition to recover your body.

Regardless of the workout, it’s all about nutrition and sleep in order to promote recovery. Excuse my language, but any jackass can go and do a hard workout. However, the person who eats wild Alaskan salmon with kale and avocado will have FARRRR superior results than the person who goes and drinks their gains away with alcohol and Dick’s burgers. It’s been my experience that people who eat Dick’s end up smelling like Dick’s too.

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Darsenio can jump this high. Thanks to nutrition!

Antioxidants, protein, vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, fiber, probiotics, and other nutrients are 100% crucial to all fitness, athletic, bodybuilding, and health related goals. If you care for yourself, eat your damn vegetables!

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It’s all about who you know, anyway.

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What are the Benefits of the Dumbbell Row exercise for Back, Biceps, and Core?

The Dumbbell Row is by far one of the best upper body exercises period.

“If you wanna grow, you gotta row.”

The dumbbell row exercise will help strengthen the muscles of the upper back, lats, rear deltoids, forearms, biceps, and even the core. For an upper body exercise, the dumbbell row has almost countless benefits for nearly all strength, athletic, and fitness goals.

Benefit 1: Makes you appealing! Helps coveted V-Shape torso for the men, Hourglass shape for the women.

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the aesthetic benefits of having toned back muscles. Both men and women have an improved appearance (and signals of ability) by strengthening the muscles that are targeted by the DB Row.

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“Some engaged lats”

For men, waist to shoulder ratio is an obvious sign of attractiveness. And for women, the DB Row can strengthen the lats and upper back and give the waist a slimming appearance due to having improved muscular proportion.

Benefit 2: Dumbbell Rows are a unilateral exercise and can remedy strength and muscular imbalances between either side of the body.

Everybody has some asymmetry so it is an important part of a good strength training program to balance strength between all planes of the body. By working one side at a time, you are guaranteed to know how much that particular side can lift, without ever wondering if your body is compensating.

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A fine example would be the

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5k Race Day Strategies

Get good rest.

The Good Night recovery with many restful hours will help performance.

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Rest meme

Nutrition in the morning

Carbohydrates and hydrating liquids are valuable because it takes less effort to digest these nutrients. The carbs are energy and must be used wisely.

Not an everyday thing

Not an everyday thing

You want your body to burn the fuel, the carbohydrates fuel the intense feeling that drives you.

Go FAST or go moderate boost

Should you power through the first mile or sit back and pace it?

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It probably depends on your own personal strengths. For those runners who have been training in the weight room, they will benefit from power at the start into a relaxed pace for active recovery in anticipation of the final mile push and all out. Powerful runners tap into a wider array of muscle fibers.

Let’s do it

Stay tuned for more…

 

 

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Strength, power, and endurance gains for fat loss and fitness lifestyle

The key is progression

Progressive resistance is the foundation of effective training. We must endure heavier forces. This is how we turn on the metabolic super fat burning furnace!

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Strength training with progressive resistance boosts hormones

Lots of people want more and fitness is part of the solution. Healthy people should do 3-4 times per week of moderate to high intensity exercise. Focused people may work out all the time.

Some things you can do everyday

Some things you can do everyday

Examples of progressive resistance

1. Going heavier on exercise than ever before

2. Doing more reps with your previous personal record weight than before

3. Running forward at faster speeds than ever before whether on the treadmill our outside

4. Run the same speed and at a higher incline than ever before

5. Do any of the above and repeat three times

Rest and recover

Lean proteins and antioxidants with high fiber and water consumption.

Holding the plank position strengthens the core along with muscles even the calves  get stronger and may help prevent shin splints

Holding the plank position strengthens the core along with muscles even the calves get stronger and may help prevent shin splints

Get lean with performance goals

Become STRONGER.

Stay tuned…

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Orangetheory Fitness attacks the Big Climb 2015, fights blood cancers

The Big Climb is about Elevation

You must rise up. To rise up is to fight against cancer and there are many ways to do this.

Incline and vertical training for fat loss

There is something I can be passionate about for rising up. Working your way up the pull of gravity is key to the disease prevention lifestyle.

Disease prevention with incline training

Fat loss, muscle tone, and improved cardiovascular health can be achieved through a moderate-to-high intensity training regimen with fresh nutrition.

That’s why I captained the Big Climb 2015 Seattle team

Team Orangetheory Fitness Seattle at the Big Climb 2015

Team Orangetheory Fitness Seattle at the Big Climb 2015

The above picture was moments away from the starting stairwell to go up 69 stories in Seattle’s Columbia Tower.

A gray day won’t stop us now

Getting to the top is the inherent value, if the view is decent then bonus

Getting to the top is inherent in value, if the view was amazing then it would just be excess

Make it to the top!

Here is Seattle in all of its spring glory, I was happy to be catching my breath with this in sight

Here is Seattle on an inevitable day with the gray and I have sweat through my shirt just now

Congrats to the finishers

Woo feels good to finish! Rachel and Julianne celebrate

Feels good now! Julianne and Rachel celebrating Big Climb 2015 achievement

Looking over the Puget Sound and downtown Seattle, Queen Anne, and Magnolia

Not one of Seattle's finest days when it comes to views but still enough to appreciate

Take in the view and then let’s go eat something

Thoughts about the Climb 2015

This fundraising effort was rife with support from many individuals. I appreciate you all for that, and for being here reading this. Here are a few thoughts I have about the Big Climb 2015

  • Your heart is the most important muscle and you should eat to support it
  • When I consume a beetroot, carrot, kale juice, it’s because I feel like it helps me breathe better
  • Breath in through the nose, out through the mouth
  • Use your upper body and core strength to pull yourself up and to push through the turns
  • Core strength improves with progressive resistance training
  • Pump yourself up and do what it takes even if it means some self talk!
  • Do it again for next year

Our team will continue on. We celebrated at a Sunday Happy Hour downtown and then walked home thanks to our city dwelling lifestyles.

Later that day

The spring day in Seattle departed with rays through lingering levels of moisture

The spring day in Seattle departed with rays through lingering levels of moisture

Thank you for reading and stay tuned

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How do you Maximize High Intensity Training for Accelerated fat loss?

Use heavy weights

Of course heavy is relative to the levels of your capabilities. Lifting technique improvements can certainly make for a safer and more powerful exercise. Progressive resistance is fundamental to strength training philosophy.

Body-weight can be heavy enough especially if you perform the reps as fast as you can

Body weight can be heavy enough if you perform the reps as fast as you can or get more work done in a shorter period of time than your last workout (aim for progress)

Training the mind to train the muscle and burn fat

Why do some people not go nearly as heavy as they can? Perhaps to play it safe and I understand that. More vulnerable populations (like if you’ve had shoulder surgeries) will have to watch it especially. That being said, the healthy workout population should consider this…

Lower the size of fat cells, while increasing the density of muscle cells

Lower the size of fat cells, while increasing the density of muscle cells

Maybe people don’t go heavy because they don’t want to bulk up. I’ll say that some people are more prone than others in this bulking regard. Most often it is the opposite — once people train heavier, they get lowered body fat and denser. It’s likely due to the reduced reps and volume.

Central Nervous System for fitness, cognitive function and mobility

We train movement patterns at Orangetheory Fitness in Seattle. For example, a common exercise is the squat and goblet squats with a weight do make the booty go good.

Goblet Squat keep your core tight and drive through heels

Goblet Squat keep your core tight and drive through heels

The heavier we go relative to our overall 100% max is similar to doing a push pace at 84% or higher on the treadmills. In other words, by increasing the intensity there are many ways that the exercise recovery will produce beneficial body adaptations.

So next time you select a training weight, think about what is 80% of what your overall maximum capability would be and go from there.

Squeeze the weight

You will activate more nervous system pathways by squeezing the weight and focusing on full body tension during every multi-joint exercise.

Stay tuned…

 

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