Your Summer Workout Buying Guide

Itching to get back to the gym, but also itching to not be breathing all over the weight room in the midst of a respiratory pandemic? We can relate. For the next month, we’ll be releasing a mini summer workout series to get you back on track with your exercise goals without setting foot in…

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3 Questions with Andrew Charlesworth

Andrew has worked on the crossfit HQ staff for seven years and has done over 200 seminars. He co-founded the fitness brand Thundrbro, is the author of Thundrbro’s 100 Bro Hacks to Crush Life, and owns his own gym in Fenton, Michigan. How did you get started with Thundrbro, and fitness in general? My business…

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Intake FAQs: All About Intake Sizing

Q: How does Intake’s sizing system work? How do I determine my size range? A: We get this question a lot. Because of how many ways there are to wear Intake, we have a number of different answers. Read on to learn more. How the size range works– Intake comes in three size ranges (Small,…

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Yogic Breathing: How Your Nose Can Contribute to Your Zen

At the Intake Office, we’ve been trying to practice our zen a little more. There are so many ways to do this–taking a walk on the beach, hitting up your Mindfulness app, Kondo-ing your living space–but our favorite (of course) is breathwork. If you practice yoga, you’ve probably dabbled in Pranayama, the formal practice of…

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The Link Between Nasal Breathing and the Way We Think

A study in the US National Library of Medicine found that cyclical nasal breathing influences cognitive function, specifically tasks performed by the hippocampus (which is responsible for processing and storing short-term memory) and the amygdala (which regulates emotions and moods). While nasal breathing is linked to better memory recall and lower levels of depression and…

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Give Your Organs and Muscles a Protective Boost by Breathing Through Your Nose

Vasodilation is the widening of the blood vessels and occurs naturally in the body when an increase in blood flow to muscles and issues is needed. During exercise, vasodilation has several benefits: it helps your body cool itself down, it allows oxygen to travel more quickly to your muscles and organs, and it increases blood…

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Exercise, and Nose Breathing vs Mouth Breathing

We’ve all heard it’s better to breathe through your nose, but when push comes to shove and you’re hitting that sprint or pedaling up that hill, your nose suddenly doesn’t seem like a very viable breathing machine. And in fact, it’s not–studies have shown that most noses are physiologically incapable of inhaling adequate amounts of…

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