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February 4, 2020

Oh, the love hate relationship with sore muscles - knowing you killed it at your workout but cringing whenever you lift your arms the next day. In case you didn’t know muscles micro tear before they can rebuild, using protein, to create muscle. Sounds sore to me, but that’s not what actually causes soreness. Initial soreness is caused by a build up of lactic acid, but if it still hurts to sit the next day, and the next, you’re experiencing a rush of white blood cells, prostaglandins (anti-inflammatory) and other nutrients and fluids that all arrive at the same time to repair the damage after an intense session causing swelling and inflammation that can last for days. And while some workout buffs love the soreness, others prefer not to walk around like a zombie. If that’s you here are a few tips and remedies to help ease the pain.

First things first, water is your best friend. If you’re dehydrated and sweating it out your muscles will be tighter and more prone to injury so stay hydrated....

February 1, 2020

For February, Antonio is our CFSO Athlete of the Month!  Before coming to CrossFit Solid Orange, he already possessed a natural athletic background with his D1 (division one) track & field career at the University of Tennessee. However, he embraced the a new challenge of CrossFit workouts which incorporated different tests of mental and physical strength, conditioning, power and gymnastics that hadn't been exposed to before.  Needless to say, everyday he works even harder than before and we are all blown away by his success!

What is your story?

I was born in Jackson, TN but I was raised in Lithonia, GA. I moved to Nashville for a fresh start and new opportunities. I am the oldest of 3. My brother Jaden, is a senior in high school and is 17 years old. My sister, Jordyn is a sophomore in high school and she is 16 years old. I have 3 dogs. Two of them are in GA with my family. One is a Pitbull named Blu and the other is a Shih Tzu named Sarabi from the Lion King. In December...

January 14, 2020

If you’ve joined a challenge recently where nutrition is part of the program you’ve probably heard Macronutrients or macros thrown around in the discussion. And maybe you have a general idea about what a nutrient is and why we need them, but the three fundamentals and most consumed macronutrients in our diet are proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates. That’s right, fat and carbs are included.

As science and technology expand, our realm of understanding what fuels our bodies best and what to include in a healthy diet has changed. Calorie counting is now a thing of the past. Instead of how much we’re eating, it’s more about what we’re eating. If you’ve ever counted calories, you know how even if you’ve consumed your allotted amount you may still feel hungry, lack energy or have reached a plateau in your weight loss journey. The beauty of tracking macronutrients is what is required varies from person to person, but all three macros are essential to your body’s functions and if done correctly...

December 24, 2019

Can you believe it is already 2020!  We wanted to kick things off this year with something a little different, an Athlete of the Month Profile of one of our Coaches!  Scott started as an athlete and eventually became a coach at CrossFit Solid Orange!  Everyone can attest to his work ethic, love of hard and grinding workouts and his passion for helping others.  We enjoy having him and he makes our CrossFit box a better place!

Tell everyone about yourself!

I’m originally born in Columbus Georgia, then raised in Salem Alabama. About 30 minutes outside of Auburn. My Mom and Pops moved up here with another family to help start a church in Manchester. And that in a nutshell is how I got here. 

I was an iron worker for almost 15 years breaking my back in the rod pile. Now I’m a tower crane operator while also running my own small small business of horse shoeing. I’ve always loved being around horses. 

I have 3 daughters Taleigha 9, Susan 5, and Ellie 4, that are my whole...

December 17, 2019

Old Man winter is here and with it the need and desire to stay inside binge watching TV and consuming cookie dough straight from the package. But just because it’s dreary out doesn’t mean your plate has to be. The farmer’s market may not be open, but seasonal produce is still available, and winter has some great options: Brussels sprouts, collard greens, grapefruit, kale, kiwi, leeks, sweet potatoes, turnips, tangerines, oranges, endive, the list goes on and on. Here are a couple of recipes that are sure to warm you from the inside out.

Cold weather and soup go together like Tom & Jerry, peanut butter and jelly, wine and cheese. Add in the simplicity of a slow cooker and you’ve got a nutrient rich meal you can put together in minutes. This Slow Cooker Sweet Potato, Chicken and Quinoa Soup from Chelsea’s Messy Apron has minimal prep, tastes delicious and it’s versatile - Throw extra veggies in, use a chili season packet instead of the other herbs and spices, don’t have chicken broth on h...

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