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Marc Pro-active recovery device

Here at WeekendWarrior.fit we're working tirelessly to build relationships, and have the ability to test products and give you our feedback.  Back in March we partnered with a great company called Marc Pro.  The owners of this company have been making electric stimulation devices for 30+ years.  A few years back they launched their line Marc Pro and Marc Pro Plus.

About the Marc Pro;  When you purchase the device it comes with 6 packages of electrodes, 2 lead wires, 1 recharger, carrying case, and a user manual.  The device itself is 6x4.74x2 inches fairly lightweight, and has a battery life of about 8-12 hours.  There are 2 knobs that power wire A and wire B, you essentially are placing  (4) electrodes on targeted muscle groups.

Since having the device in possession our bodies have been put through the meat grinder, pain, muscle spasms, soreness you name it.  During this time period our muscles were fortunate to have the Marc Pro handy.  Let's say on Tuesday our quadriceps & hamstrings were on fire, sure enough the Marc Pro was being actively used for a good 45 min targeting those muscles.  Or on Wednesday after a rough WOD we targeted our traps and lower back.  Point out the area that is affecting you on that given day, and a good session with this tool and your in good hands.

Did you know that Marc Pro will let you test out the device for 30 days and in that time period if you are not completely satisfied they will completely refund your money?  Did you also know that you can also split up your payments over a 12 month span?  For those of you who decide to make such a key investment be sure to use the promo code of: warriorfit to receive a 5% discount. 

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Your training should start in the kitchen

Here we are into the new year.  This is the time of year when some folks continue to pledge there allegiance to training like they have day in/day all year round.   For others this a time to embark on a new journey in life, a fitness journey.  Whether this is routine or new to you the fact of the matter is no how many hours  a day you spend training in a gym, on a road, or up and down a mountain; the battle continues when an athlete gets home and it is time to eat.  Life is all about choices right?  That moment you enter your kitchen before or after a killer workout you have tough choices.  Are you going to reach for that frozen dinner,  how about that box of macaroni and cheese, or better yet how about those bread crumbs to make some chicken parmesan?   Look to be eating lean meats, vegetables, foods with a source of protein.  Some of our favorites here at WW: chicken, fish, ground turkey meat, quinoa, broccoli, kale, avocado, eggs, turkey bacon.  Depending on your situation and if you are limiting yourself to x amount of calories per meal, you may want to invest in a scale to weigh your meals.  Let us be clear it is one thing to indulge in a cheat meal a few times a week but, to consistently be eating fatty, greasy, high sodium, high calorie foods denotes the meaning of why you are training to begin with.  Oh if you are giving thought about becoming gluten free, vegan, paleo, or doing the whole 30 we strongly reccomend speaking with a nutritionist prior to doing so.  Each person is unique in there own way and what works for me may not work for you. 

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When should you scale back your training for a comp?

So the time is nearing closely, the weekend is almost upon us.  You have been training months/weeks/hours leading up to your event  Maybe you are a triathlete, CrossFitter, a marathon runner, or Obstacle course racer; and your curious when is a good time to scale back your training?   Chances are you have spoken to your trainer, coach, or workout partner.  So what is the rule of thumb?

Here at WeekendWarrior we recommend keeping your training level at 110% through Tuesday, scale back to a 70-75% mx effort Wednesday and Thursday.  On the last day of the work week Friday, utilize this day for a maximum recovery day.  This may include  yoga, walking, a light hike, mobility, stretching and foam rolling are all a necessity.  

Now depending upon your level of fitness you may want scale back or even increase activity. Remember your competing against yourself not the other athletes go out there play hard, be smart, and kick some butt you WeekendWarrior's. 

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