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Carissa Johnson

February 20, 2018

How to Bounce Back Post Baby | Carissa Johnson

"After having your baby how long did it take to get back to your normal weight and how did you bounce back?" I gained about 20 lbs. during my pregnancy, and gave birth to my beautiful blue eyed 7 lb. 9 oz girl. It's hard to admit because I know...

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January 15, 2018

Choosing Your Workouts | Carissa Johnson

"They are so many workouts on websites, magazines, and social media… How do you pick and choose what to follow and do?" My family is my motivation and my husband is an amazing CrossFitter, so we enjoy working out together to help push one another. We try to find/use/develop workouts...

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December 29, 2017

Bubbles, Babies and Barbells | Carissa Johnson

Life as a full time mom of a 17-month-old energetic little princess is nothing but chaos. It is good chaos most of the time, other than the occasional intense mood swing, which ends up with the little angel screaming and melting down on the floor. We sing, we dance, we...

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November 13, 2017

HIIT VS. LISS | Carissa Johnson

“When performing cardio how often should I be incorporating low and high intensity days?” HIIT (high-intensity interval training) versus LISS (low-intensity steady state) I am not going to lie, as much as people claim cardio kills your muscle gains, I'm guilty of a love/hate cardio obsession. As long as I...

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October 9, 2017

Building Your Core | Carissa Johnson

"What are your 5 favorite movements for building your core?" My 5 favorite core moves are the following: Double crunch/V Up: Double Crunch: easy to do whenever, wherever working both upper and lower abs... I credit this move for giving me my very first glimpse of a six pack after...

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December 6, 2016

Adjusting Training to Meet Your Goals | Carissa Johnson

My fitness journey has been quite the trip. I've gone from soccer endurance bunny in high school with little to no weightlifting, to more of a runner during college. I then joined the gym due to a running injury and started weightlifting. My goals changed from simply staying in shape,...

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January 18, 2016

2016: The Best Year Yet

As athletes and fitness enthusiasts, we are always striving to be better. No matter what level you are or if you’re just getting started, there is always room to improve. Take the time to write down your goals and attack them head on! Here now, some of our athletes share...

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August 24, 2015

Q&A: Competing in the WBFF | Carissa Johnson

Question: "I am looking at training for my first WBFF competition, but am trying to figure out if Bikini or Fitness would be the best route for me? Any advice?" That's a great question! WBFF Bikini competitors tend to have good muscle tone all around, although they are typically a...

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January 13, 2015

New Year, New Goals.

As fitness enthusiasts and athletes we are all striving to get better everyday. No matter what level you are at as an athlete there’s always room for improvement. With the New Year here it’s time to reflect and set future goals. Many of our elite athletes share what their goals...

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July 1, 2014

#1 Training Tip - Carissa Johnson

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