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3 Rounds for time of:
Run 800 meters
Rest 2 minutes
Post times to comments and BTWB
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Getting under the bar.

Are You Your Own Worst Enemy?
 
CrossFit hurts! Now I don’t mean in the sense that we’re getting injured all the time, rather I mean that the expression of our efforts equates to a very uncomfortable sensation in our bodies. What’s interesting is that this self induced sensation is what affords us such a desirable outcome – an increased work capacity across broad time, modal and age domains.
 
Many times, the biggest obstacle isn’t the load, the duration, or the movements. . . it’s what’s between our ears that limits our potential. Our thoughts and words set the stage for our actions and habits, which ultimately create our character and define our destiny. With that in mind, how often do your thoughts and words take a turn for the worse. . . before the workout has even started?!?
 
I’m not going to pretend that this is something I have mastered. In fact, there are many times I will look at a WOD and think “man, this is going to suck.” Right off the bat I’ve set the tone for negative self talk to creep into my mind and affect my workout. I then mope around, thinking negative thoughts about what’s in store. In Man’s Search For Meaning, Victor Frankl said, “Between stimulus and response, there is space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”
 
In the realm of CrossFit workouts, we can (and should) monitor our thoughts and words at a few very specific times. A half hour before our workout, we should begin to forge a positive mindset for the events to come. During the workout, we must use positive thoughts and words only! After the workout, we then need to reaffirm the positive thoughts and words we used during the workout to set the tone for our next workout.
 
Here’s a couple of tools that can be used to stay out of the dark. Use memories and anchor points of past athletic achievements that make you happy to feed your positive energy. For example, I think of being under the lights during “Amanda” at the 2010 CrossFit Games. Also, use positive affirmations like “I CAN do it!” or “Keep pushing!”  Refrain from using phrases that contain negative connotations, such as “Don’t stop” or “Never quit”. Remember, your efforts are always successes on your path to fitness. Walk away from each WOD with a positive mindset and affirmations.

Wednesday 140326

“Linda”

10 – 9 – 8 – 7 – 6 – 5 – 4 – 3 – 2 – 1 reps for time:
1 1/2 body-weight deadlift
Body-weight bench press
3/4 body-weight clean

Set up three bars and storm through for time.

Post time to comments and BTW.

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Dean supporting weight over his head and improving his fitness.

Well, the 2014 CrossFit Games worldwide Open is nearly over.  This week is the final of 5 weeks of competition with yourself and CrossFit athletes around the world, all testing their fitness program.  It’s like a giant, awesome experiment to put yourself into for the duration of the Open.  See if your training over the last year has prepared you well for life and the constantly varied movements we come across on a daily basis.  Are you faster?  Stronger?  Improved stamina?  Better coordinated?  Are you better emotionally and mentally prepared to push yourself when life demands it?

Even if you are new to CrossFit, logging your workouts whether online via Beyond The Whiteboard (free with your Verve membership) or in a logbook is the way to go.  It’s just like inputting your scores into the Open each week.  You can set benchmarks, realistic goals and plans to crush them in this next year.  As coaches, we love to sit down with athletes focused on improving their health, whether it’s dialing in your nutrition, getting your first pull-up, or snatching your bodyweight.  Have questions?  Ask us, schedule a time, and let’s get to work.

On that note, it’s also time to celebrate your fitness and commitment to improving yourself.  So please join us on Saturday for free 14.5 WODs every 30 minutes.  Progenex will be on hand and throwing an awesome party with free food, drinks, paleo treats and prizes.  Free to the community and all local CrossFit fanatics, you can sign up on MBO.  Friday WODs will not be 14.5, however if you are unable to join us Saturday to complete it please email us to set up a time during our Open Gym hours. 

Tuesday 140325

3 rounds for time:

10 Pistols (each leg alternating)
10 Deficit handstand push ups
10 Power snatch 155#(105#)

Post time to BTWB and to your 14.4 score sheet for team consideration.

 

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One of our two new full time trainers!

 

We alluded to it yesterday, we hired not one but two new full time trainers. You had the opportunity to read a little about Colby yesterday and today we bring our second new full time trainer, Anna Mattson.  

Here’s a little something something from Anna:

Until I found Crossfit Verve, I never would have thought it would be a possibility to sustain myself doing what I love, BUT NOW I AM!! I cannot express how excited I am to be part of the Verve team.  I have been with Verve for a year and have grown exponentially, not only as an athlete, but a coach and I have everyone in the Verve family to thank for that.  I am pumped to continue to learn from some of the best 24hrs/day 7 days/week.  I am also excited to be part of and see the growth of the Verve athletes.  If you have ever seen my excitement when an athlete gets a first or a PR, that is true unfiltered joy and what I love about coaching.
Much like Clancy, I am constantly seeking new information about anything Crossfit.  I am hoping to be a vessel of useful knowledge and energy that you can draw from, and definitely some useless knowledge such as…. Yaks Milk is Pink  (You WILL see that on Trivia Pursuit and you’re welcome.) 
 
Lastly, I look forward to my many posts that will get torn apart by James O.G.
 
Here is the Q and A from a while back to give you some more color into the world of Anna:
 
How did you get started in CrossFit? 
I was learning how to protect myself for the inevitable zombie apocalypse at Colorado Krav Maga a little over 5 years ago when they started a rudimentary Crossfit program.  They talked about handstands and pull ups and workouts that were only 6 minutes long.  I was SOLD!!
 
What made you want to become a trainer? 
It is SO AWESOME giving people a cue or feedback that clicks and makes them realize their potential.  It is also pretty neat being present or part of an athletes successes and seeing the excitement on their faces.
 
What brought you to Verve? 
First, H to the IZZO (my boo) sparked my interest.  Second, the caliber of athletes and coaching here.  Being around awesome people HAS to make you awesomer, and it has!!
 
What is your athletic background prior to CrossFit?  
When I was young enough to be bendy, I was a gymnast for about 10 years.  Once my bendyness started to fade, I went into dance.  I ended with cheerleading through high school and college.
 
You have competed on Verve teams several times as well as competed individually. What is your favorite part about competing? What is your least favorite part?  
My favorite part about competing is pushing myself to levels I normally wouldn’t push myself.  I LOVE being part of team because I will push myself much harder for another than I would individually (weird, I know).  My least favorite part of competing is the feeling that I am never prepared enough, but that is what is great about Crossfit, you’re prepared without even knowing it!!
 
How was it being Clancy’s partner at the 2013 regionals? It’s okay to be honest, it was probably pretty rough.  
Wait, that was a partner workout??? Kidding.  I think we complemented each other really well.  I will say it was rough giving him a boost up to the pull up bar for those toes to bar though:)
 
In your opinion where can one find the best cup of coffee in Denver?  
100% it would have to be Cole Craft coffee.  They roast their own beans so it smells amazing, and they serve beer too!! SOLD! Plus you get a random drunk homeless man walking in to make things interesting.
 
Have you had the same laugh since childhood?  
I am pretty sure that loud bellow started when I started cheerleading and learned to yell from my belly.  Before that, I was really shy and quiet and would cover my mouth when I laughed.  Now, I just let it out.
 
You seem to be very happy most of the time, what drives your chronic enthusiasm? What’s the secret to eternal happiness? Seriously, we must know.  
My chronic enthusiasm comes from  a random schmattering of ideas including: we all have crap going on in our lives and I don’t want to contribute to someone else’s crap, so put on a happy face;  You choose your mood every day, so why not be happy (although some days it is definitely harder than others); “Your thoughts become things, so make them positive”
 
What is your greatest CrossFit achievement?  
I would say qualifying for Regionals as an individual 3 years in a row………..at my age.
 
What is currently tops on your CrossFit goals list? 
#1 – Keep the same level of passion and enthusiasm for Crossfit that I had when I started 5 years ago.  #2 – Deadlift like Joylyn #3 Muscle-up like Emmalee.

I know I speak for everyone when I say it’s great to have you here full time!

 

Monday 140324

“Jack”

Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of:
10 Push press, 115#(75#)
10 Kettlebell swing, 24kg(16kg)
10 Box jump, 24″(20″)
Post rounds to comments and BTWB 
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Verve’s newest full time trainer Colby Knepp

Most of you are aware that over the past 6 weeks Verve has been on a hunt to find an additional full time trainer. We had applications come in from all over, including out of state. We took our time reading through them and eventually invited several people to Verve so we could watch them train a class. We wanted to get to know them as individuals as well as get a sense of their coaching style. From there we invited a few back for a formal interview. We took that opportunity to learn about their goals and what they thought they could bring to Verve. The process is long but it provides us a chance to really meet some amazing CrossFit trainers out there. It is because of this experience and the trainers we met that we are beyond excited to welcome not one, but two additional full time trainers to CrossFit Verve. We would like to first welcome Colby Knepp.

Hi everyone – my name is Colby Knepp and I’m REALLY excited to be part of the team here at Verve. I remember stopping into Verve a little over 3 years ago and thinking, “Wow. What a bad-ass training facility. How SICK would it be to work here?!”

Well, fast forward to today, and you know the rest. I’ve heard great things about this gym from others in the CrossFit community, and I am proud to call myself a Full Time Coach at Verve.
 
Just so you can get to know me a little bit, here is a quick story of how I came to be a CrossFit coach. I was a pretty active kid growing up. But even though I played lots of sports, I wasn’t an athlete by any stretch of the imagination. I was tall and chubby, and pretty darn average at just about every sport I played. But none-the-less, I still loved the team environment and competition, so I kept at it.
 
I discovered rugby in college, and as it turns out, I was actually pretty good at it. Thus began my journey to expand my knowledge, improve my fitness and begin to dominate the competition on the field. At the same time that I started playing rugby, I also changed my major to Kinesiology and since that day I have been border-line obsessed with becoming the best coach and athlete that I can be.
 
Lots of hard work and dedication allowed me to play with numerous collegiate all-star teams and eventually I landed a starting spot with the Glendale Raptors Rugby Club (one of the nation’s premier rugby clubs). Following 8 seasons of high-level rugby I thought I was in pretty good shape. That is, until I met “Helen”. Holy. S#@t. I’ve never hurt like that before (I think my first time was about 15 minutes). This experience left me very displeased with my level of fitness, as I was lacking many basic movements and skills. So, always looking to improve, I decided to give CrossFit a try (it was around this same time that I was pretty displeased with the state of the fitness industry, and was seriously considering a career change).
 
I attended the Level 1 cert in July 2013 and met Matt and Cherie. I thought I was a good coach until that day, and it was here that my paradigm of health, fitness and coaching would be changed forever. I went into the seminar with high expectations about this “CrossFit thing”, and left absolutely BLOWN AWAY. The unique combination of knowledge, passion and coaching displayed by the seminar staff was incredible. I remember saying to myself, “I want to be like that!”. From that day forward, I’ve dedicated my life’s work towards educating, motivating and inspiring every athlete that I come into contact with. Today I still play competitive rugby and use the CrossFit training principles as the foundation of my training. I strive to push my physical and mental boundaries daily by forcing myself to become comfortable being uncomfortable (Fran, anyone?) and by surrounding myself with individuals who are much smarter, fitter and better looking than I am.
Colby, welcome to CrossFit Verve. We are excited to have you and your enthusiasm here!!
 

Sunday 140323

In teams of 3 or 4, complete the following for total reps:

Prowler push
Double unders
Kettlebell swings
Stone to shoulder 

1 minute of work at each station, rotate.  After all stations are completed, rest 1 minute.  Repeat for 3 rounds total.

Post reps to comments and BTW.

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If you still need to complete 14.4, you can join us Sunday for a special 14.4 WOD at 12:15pm.  Drop-ins are free to our local CrossFit community members who need an ERG and want to give 14.4 their best shot!  Please sign up on MBO.  

Also, next Saturday March 29th we’ll be hosting free classes and 14.5 heats at Verve for anyone and everyone.  Progenex will be on-site helping us throw the biggest, bad-ass party around!  Come join us from 9am-1:30pm for workouts, free food, drinks, prizes and fun.  You do not have to be a Verve member to join us, so bring your friends and family to let them experience the awesome community experience that the worldwide CrossFit Open affords us!

*Verve’s WOD to WINE event scheduled for Sunday March 23rd has been cancelled. The event will be rescheduled, please stay posted for updated details.

*** Don’t forget, SUBMIT YOUR SCORES HERE! Get your 14.4 score in by 5pm Monday.

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Push jerk

5 – 5 – 3 – 3 – 3 – 1 – 1 – 1 – 1 –  1 

Post loads to comments and BTW.

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Ready, set, row!

Good times are upon us with the CrossFit Open in full swing.  If you still need to complete 14.4, you can join us Saturday for Open Gym hours 12pm-1:30pm  and also Sunday for a special 14.4 WOD at 12:15pm.  Drop-ins are free to our local CrossFit community members who need an ERG and want to give 14.4 their best shot!  Please sign up on MBO.  

Also, next Saturday March 29th we’ll be hosting free classes and 14.5 heats at Verve for anyone and everyone.  Progenex will be on-site helping us throw the biggest, bad-ass party around!  Come join us from 9am-1:30pm for workouts, free food, drinks, prizes and fun.  You do not have to be a Verve member to join us, so bring your friends and family to let them experience the awesome community experience that the worldwide CrossFit Open affords us!

*Verve’s WOD to WINE event scheduled for Sunday March 23rd has been cancelled. The event will be rescheduled, please stay posted for updated details.

*** Don’t forget, SUBMIT YOUR SCORES HERE! Get your 14.4 score in by 5pm Monday.

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Open WOD 14.4.

As many rounds as possible in 14 minutes of:
60-calorie row
50 toes-to-bars
40 wall-ball shots, 20#(14#)
30 cleans, 135# (95#)
20 muscle-ups

Post score to score sheet and BTWB.

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This photo has been used before, but it’s so badass it warranted another posting for those that haven’t seen it yet! Cherie getting after it during Regionals in 2011. Pain and Perseverance!

 

Top 5 Ways CrossFit Has Changed My Life by Cherie Chan

I started CrossFit in 2007 and have been a consistent athlete of the strength and conditioning program ever since, getting in 5 to 6 sessions each week. As I reflect back on the last seven years, here are the top 5 ways CrossFit has changed my life:

I have made closer relationships and am a part of an amazing global community.

While I have always loved people, I’d never really had that many close friends or a community to associate with for support. Not only have I developed very close friendships that have now stood the test of time, I am also a part of a much larger community. Anywhere I go in the world, there are people willing to open their hearts and assist in anything needed, CrossFit related or not. I believe this is a direct correlate to the difficulty of the workouts. Not only do we all work out in groups, so our social skills are strengthened, but we also go through a lot of pain together. This is a common bond that creates immediate connections.

Improved health markers.

Pre-CrossFit, I was headed down the road to sickness at too early of an age. My blood pressure norm was 130/80, resting heart rate was 88, and body fat was 22%. None of these are fit/healthy values for a 33 year old and it frustrated me that I hadn’t been able to change them.

Now, at 40 my blood pressure is 110/60, resting heart rate is 54, and body fat is 12%. I have also seen a dramatic increase in my bone density, something a 40 year old woman doesn’t usually see!

Strength and a heightened kinesthetic awareness.

I always knew somewhere inside that there was a strength and understanding of my own body that I had not reached, even though I was a regular at the gym. I would spend 2.5 hours a day in the gym with minimal results. Now, I truly understand what it feels like to be strong!

Not only are my traditional lifting numbers through the roof from where I started, but I have a confidence in my own strength I never possessed before. I have also developed an understanding of my body that allows me to connect brain to muscle that I never knew was possible. This is more difficult to explain. However, imagine being in control of your capacity instead of being limited by it.

Patience.

Instant gratification is nothing new in the fitness industry. I was no exception; I wanted results and I wanted them now. There are so many skills and adaptations to obtain through CrossFit that it is impossible to get it all in any short amount of time. You see results right away, but you also see what else is possible. If you truly want to be the best you, that has the most capacity you can have, it doesn’t take long to realize it takes patience and a lot of it. CrossFit gave me things to work toward, challenges me and continues to do that so many years later.

Paradigm shift.

I don’t know that I ever understood what I really wanted out of a fitness program. I do however know that I wanted to be comfortable in a bikini. I looked at people and thought skinny was beauty. I no longer think that, I know now that strength and capacity are beauty. Those things come in all shapes. Once I stopped caring about the bikini waist, I got it! So at the age of 35 I wore a true bikini for the first time. And I was so much prouder of my Snatch PR, than my waist line.
CrossFit has changed me at my very foundation. I am a happier, healthier, confident and more capable human being than I ever imagined. The best part is I know I have so much more to strive for, the journey doesn’t end!

If the above doesn’t get you pumped up nothing will!  What about you all?  How has CrossFit changed your life?  What about Verve, how has Verve changed your life?  We want to hear from you all!

*Verve’s WOD to WINE event scheduled for Sunday March 23rd has been cancelled. The event will be rescheduled, please stay posted for updated details.

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For time:
Run 5,000 meters

Post times to comments and BTWB

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Leslie and Emily enjoying what have been lovingly referred to as the “orange lids of death”.

We are only mere hours away from the announcement of Open WOD 14.4. What could it be? Wallballs? Burpees? Wallball burpees? I don’t know what that is but it sounds awful. I think the bigger question is how is everyone feeling? How are we holding up, how are we recovering? For some of us this may be our first experience with the Open and maybe with competitive CrossFit in general. We might be finding ourselves pushing it harder then we even thought possible. A good thing in some regards, we find out quick the things we are and are not capable of doing. Bad in that it might be taking its toll on our bodies. Verve recently posted a link to an article on its Facebook page titled “7 Ways to Stay Safe During the CrossFit Open“. The article is written by Dan Pope and can be found, along with many others, on his website FITNESS PAIN FREE. I thought the article brought up some very valid points and for those of you not plugged into the social pipeline that is FB, here it is again for your blogging pleasure. 

“The Open is a great time of the year to see what you’re made of and compare yourself against athletes all across the globe. Inevitably, every year people do get hurt.  Sports injuries more commonly occur during competition and I believe the Open is no exception.   Your adrenaline is high, you’re pushing your limits, you’re pushing to hit the RX workout and often times we’re more apt to ignore aches and pains when the stakes are higher.  Here are a few tips to help you stay healthy during the open and reduce your risk of injury.

1. Remember your goals- If you aren’t looking to make it to regionals or just aren’t in shape to give it a shot then it may be wise not to push the envelope.  This is something I discuss with my patients.  I’ve had several people tell me they have some nagging or recent injuries and didn’t know what to do going into the open.  You’ve got to remember my bias as a physical therapist but if you’re having pain and don’t have aspirations of becoming the next Rich Froning Jr. or Sam Briggs it may be wise to shut things down.  If you’re the next champion coming out of the woodwork then it may be worth it to you.

2. Listen to your body- I’ve had several patients who have had injuries weeks before the open ask me if they should be competing.  I think that the one to answer that question should be yourself.  What is your body telling you?  Can you train without pain?  Are you avoiding several exercises because you know your body can’t tolerate them in hopes that you’ll magically be able to handle them when they show up in a workout?  Remember just how tough these workouts are and if you aren’t prepared for the workouts then I wouldn’t chance it.

3. Make smart decisions- This one goes along with listening to your body.  If 165lb snatches show up again this year in the open and your snatch max is 155 then please don’t spend 5 minutes missing 165lbs repeatedly.  If you can’t snatch 165lbs when you’re fresh then what makes you think you’ll be able to snatch it after thoroughly exhausting yourself with breakneck pace burpees and snatches.

4. Don’t redo the workouts too many times- Higher training volumes have consistently been shown to increase risk of injury in multiple sports.  Crossfit is no exception.  You wouldn’t do burpees and snatches 3 days in a row in your normal training.  Don’t redo the workout unless you feel confident that you’ll be able to increase your score (and that increasing your score will actually count for something) and you don’t have any pain from the prior workout.

5. Keep your technique together- This is another no brainer but I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen terrible technique performed in competition.  You’re going to be tired but that’s no reason to let things fall apart.  Remember that technique is important for injury prevention as well as efficiency.  Take your time and make things look pretty.

6. Take it easy during the rest of the week- Keep in mind that you’re generally pushing to your limits in competition.  Chances are that you’re going to be going harder then you usually do during training.  When I finished 14.2 I was so tired I shut my hand in the car door after the workout.  After 14.1 I caught a cold.  Your brain and body is taking a beating.  It’s important not to go crazy with your training throughout the rest of the week.

7. Get enough sleep- Keep in mind that you’re generally pushing to your limits in competition.  Chances are that you’re going to be going harder then you usually do during training.  When I finished 14.2 I was so tired I shut my hand in the car door after the workout.  After 14.1 I caught a cold.  Your brain and body is taking a beating.  It’s important not to go crazy with your training throughout the rest of the week.”

This is a paraphrase of the article, click here to read the whole thing.

*Verve’s WOD to WINE event scheduled for Sunday March 23rd has been cancelled. The event will be rescheduled, please stay posted for updated details.

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For time: 
50 Pull-ups
Run 400m
21 Power cleans, 135# (95#)
Run 800m
21 Power cleans, 135# (95#)
Run 400m
50 Pull-ups

Post time to comments.

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Nick cleaning up heavy deads last week during 14.3.

Did you know Maddie has many facets of her life?  Not only is she a Verve trainer, but she is the resident Rowing coach, a nutrition coach, a blogger, and a damn good cook.  Other Verve trainers have been the fortunate recipients of Maddie’s paleo endeavors to perfect her recipes.  Maddie loves to post these recipes to her blog, paleogirlinthecity.com  This is where Maddie writes about her new recipes, musings about life, and CrossFit.   You can also follow her on Instagram at the same handle for new recipes and inspiration.  

Maddie has a delicious bone broth recipe which is amazing.  Bone broth has been known to keep your immune system running on all cylinders.  Here’s the breakdown. 

Roasted Chicken Bone Broth

 The beauty about bone broth is that it can be as complicated or as simple as you want. I love using a left-over chicken as the base to my broth A) because it’s yummy and familiar tasting, and B) because it is super easy. Love that. Whenever I roast a chicken or buy a rotisserie chicken from the store, I just throw that baby in a ziplock and then put it in the freezer until I’m ready to go. Easy peasy.

  • 1 chicken carcass (try and leave a little meat & skin on when you carve it originally as it adds flavor and up the probability that you will accomplish ever-sought after, magical, gel-like bone broth.)
  • 1 onion
  • 2 carrots
  • 3-ish leafs of kale or other leafy green
  • 1 piece kombu (optional – sea veggies give you an extra mineral boost)
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1-2T lemon juice or apple cider vinegar (acid draws out the minerals from the bones)
  • 1-2t each, thyme, rosemary, red boat fish sauce (for some umami)
  • sea salt & pepper

Very coarsely chop your veggies – do less. Put veggies & chicken in a slow cookers and cover with cold water, and then add the spices. Cook on low in slow cooker for about 24 hours. Enjoy!

Tuesday 140318

Complete as many reps as possible in 12 minutes of:

9 thrusters 95#(65#)
1 muscle up
9 thrusters 115#(75#)
3 muscle ups
9 thrusters 135#(95#)
6 muscle ups
9 thrusters 155#(105#)
9 muscle ups
9 thrusters 185#(125#)
12 muscle ups
9 thrusters 205#(135#)
15 muscle ups

Thruster Jerks will not be allowed.  Must use one continuous movement to get weight overhead, once knees lock out they must stay locked out.  

Post reps to BTWB and record your score on your 14.3 score  sheet for team consideration.

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14.3 Action going down during Open Gym yesterday. Great atmosphere as usual!

Spring is right around the corner and if you all are like me you really look forward to spring cleaning.  I don’t know what it is but I just really enjoy keeping my place spotless.  Most cleaners you buy at the store probably have some chemicals in them that aren’t exactly great for the human body. On a blog I read, Greatist.com, they provided 27 Non-Toxic Recipes for DIY cleaning.

One reason to ditch the toxic house hold cleaners many of us use is, the Environmental Protection Agency ranks indoor air pollution among the top environmental dangers.  Know what?  Most of the pollution comes from cleaning products commonly found in your houses.

If you feel dizzy, fatigue, headaches, irritation of the eyes, nose, or mouth, these are common signs of irritation of common pollutants found in cleaning products we buy.

So what can we use to make cleaners that not only clean but are also not harmful?  Here are the key ingredients you’ll need to make your own products:

  • Olive Oil
  • Castile Soap
  • Baking Soda
  • Essential Oil
  • Lemon Juice
  • Vinegar

Now that you know what types of ingredients you’ll need, click through to read the article to see the recipes that can help you create at home non toxic cleaners.  There is also a note on mixing certain products together so pay close attention to the warning if you indeed decide to make any of the cleaners using the recipes on the blog.  

CLEANING RECIPES FOR EVERY SURFACE AND OCCASION