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Be Humble

At Sopo, we believe that everyone contributes to the quality and atmosphere of your training experience. We realize that we all possess different strengths and weaknesses and we are all committed to working hard to become just a little bit better each day. We want our members to be humble. To know that no one ...

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Creating Achievable Goals

  • Category: Blog,WOD
  • Published: August 31, 2021

In several other posts, we have discussed the “all or nothing” mindset when it comes to health and fitness. A common thought pattern when one creates goals for their health and fitness is “I won’t have/do ________ this week.” As well-intentioned as this is, it creates tension in our everyday life when we are trying ...

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Eating when you are busy…

  • Category: Blog,WOD
  • Published: August 15, 2021

Oftentimes individuals are in 1 of 2 categories. When pressed for time or stressed they either don’t make food a priority or they use food as comfort. Both of these behaviors can be linked to stress. It is true that not all stress is bad, certain types of stress make us better and teach us ...

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Be BRAVE

  • Category: Blog
  • Published: August 11, 2021

Be BRAVE Bravery requires action. Bravery is choosing not to let fear keep you from doing what you want/need to do. Bravery is risky. Bravery is the only way we can unlock our true potential. Imagine walking into a CrossFit gym and finding out that everyone is super friendly regardless of how fit they are, ...

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When it hurts, keep going.

  • Category: Blog,WOD
  • Published: August 3, 2021

We have all arrived at the breaking point in a workout, when your muscles are screaming and you feel like you can’t breathe. There is a lot to say about this moment and addressing some of the obvious concerns of nutrition and hydration to ensure you have energy to expend. Let’s say that you’re fully ...

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Not All Carbs are Created Equal

Today we are going to discuss everyone’s favorite energy source, carbohydrates! There are an abundance of different carbohydrate options out there and most of us have a list of favorites. From sweet potatoes to Snickers bars, most of us love a good carb. However, even though we love our carbs, most people view them in ...

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Protein Powder, Supplements and More

  • Category: Blog
  • Published: July 12, 2021

If you have not read the article on Prioritizing protein, start there to figure out if you are getting the right amount of protein and if you need to look into a protein powder. In general it is ideal that most or all of our food comes from whole food sources. If you have the ...

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How Consistent do I have to Be?

  • Category: Blog,WOD
  • Published: June 28, 2021

You are several years into your fitness journey whether that means CrossFit everyday or just finding a way to move several times a week. You may have started getting the grilled chicken sandwich at chick fil a rather than the classic number one meal. You have seen progress in the gym and can tell a ...

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Ideas for Meal Prep

  • Category: Blog,WOD
  • Published: June 24, 2021

Meal Prepping The questions I am most often asked about by nutrition clients and gym-goers alike relate to meal prepping. Meal prep has a stigma associated with its ‘assumed’ difficult, time-consuming and tedious nature. However, by taking just a few simple steps and utilizing the tools below, meal prep can be easier than deciding what ...

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Prioritizing Protein

  • Category: Blog,WOD
  • Published: June 15, 2021

Do I really need to eat 5 chicken breasts a day to get the kind of muscle I want? But really, why is protein so important? While you probably don’t need 5 chicken breasts a day to support healthy muscle growth, the truth is many people who exercise are not getting the adequate amount of ...

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