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Krill Oil vs Fish Oil

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Krill Oil vs Fish Oil

Omega-3s (EPA and DHA) are essential fatty acids critical to multiple functions in your body. 'Essential' means they must be ingested since your body can not produce them on its own.

The benefits from Omega-3 are seemingly endless - it helps support your heart, brain, joints, immune system and more.

The best way to consume omega-3 is to eat fatty fish, such as salmon. If you are not able to, supplementing is recommended. How you supplement is very important.

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Anderson vs. Ohlsen 17.4

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Alex and Jacob Anderson go head to head against Noah Ohlsen in CrossFit Open workout 17.4

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Noah Ohlsen

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Welcome to the team, Noah.

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Hack Your Sleep

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Hack Your Sleep

Sleep is really the only way to truly recover and often the most neglected. Deep, quality sleep is one of the most important factors to your overall health and well being.

Sleep Benefits:

On going sleep deficiency is linked to a number of health problems as well; heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke and more.

We have compiled a few sleep hacks to help you improve your sleep:

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A Day With Alex & Jacob Anderson

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Spend a day with Alex and Jacob Anderson as they train for the 2016 CrossFit Games. 

Jacob will be making his rookie debut and the 4th member of his family to compete at The Games. Alex will be making his second appearance after placing 13th last year.

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5 Reasons To Use Creatine

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5 Reasons To Use Creatine

Creatine is a fuel source that helps to rapidly produce ATP - a high energy molecule used for energy in the body.

It made its debut in the supplement world in the early 90's after Olympic Athletes were reported to be using it in the 1992 Olympics.

Creatine may be the most effective and well studied sports supplement known to man. It has not been without controversy though.

Here are a few of the many benefits of using creatine:

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Jacob Anderson - Qualifying For The 2016 CrossFit Games

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After finish 4th in the Atlantic Regional a few weeks ago, Jacob Anderson became the 4th member of his family to qualify for the CrossFit Games.

His Father, Steve, won the masters title in 2011. In 2013 his brother, Zach, finished 10th and in 2015 his brother, Alex (who qualified again this year), finished 13th. 

We asked Jacob a few questions about his Regional experience and more:

How does it feel to qualify for the games and be the 4th member of your family to go?

I am very excited to qualify for the games, and be the fourth Anderson to go. I don’t believe any family has qualified 4 different family members, so it is pretty cool to be apart of that.

What was it like competing along with your older brother Zach?

He is the reason Alex and I both do CrossFit, so it was very exciting to see him competing again. It was a little nerve wrecking watching him, but it was a lot of fun to be able to compete together.

What was your training like through the open, up to regionals and now going into the games?

I had an internship at an accounting firm from January through mid April, so I only could train about 4-5 times a week. Once the internship ended I was able to increase my training to about 12 sessions a week to get ready for regionals. To get ready for the games I am going to keep things fairly similar to my normal training, but with an increase in volume and more outdoor training.

What is your diet like?

My diet isn’t great. For breakfast I have a smoothie with Grow in it and a bowl of oatmeal. Then I eat peanut butter sandwiches and drink protein (Grow) shakes throughout the day. Then for dinner I usually make a frozen pizza or go out to eat.

What was going through your head while you were pacing back and forth before the final event?

I knew I had to do very well on the workout to make it to the games, so I was just trying to get my mind right.

Do you have any goals going into the CrossFit Games?

My goal is to get top 10.

What are your PR squat, deadlift, clean and snatch numbers?

  • 450lb Squat 
  • 545lb Deadlift
  • 410lb Clean
  • 385lb Clean & Jerk
  • 315lb Snatch

What advice do you have for someone that wants to be #andersonstrong?

My advice would be to constantly improve their technique on all the lifts, squat heavy, and to make sure they put an emphasis on all their strength training.

Follow Jacob on Instagram @cobyanderson

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The Ultimate Whey Protein Guide

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The Ultimate Whey Protein Guide
Not all protein is created equal, here is a handy guide to make it easier when you are shopping for your next protein powder.

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