I’m short on protein!!

It is the end of the day, and I am short on protein, what do I do? Sometimes, our days do NOT go as planned. We measure our food out into our containers, prepare the snacks, and pack our lunch back for the day ahead. Then, something happens. An unavoidable work lunch comes up, or […]

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Stop Whipping Yourself!

Double unders got you all twisted with whip marks all over your body? They are definitely one of those movements that you can’t out-strength your way into mastering. They take time and patience and can be a tedious skill to learn!   They can be incredibly frustrating because you can’t just pick up a rope […]

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Lessons Learned

Just realized I’ve been training in CrossFit for 8 years . Definitely a lot of lessons learned. Here are some things I wish I had known when I first started:⁣ ⁣ Spend more time getting stronger and building muscle than trying to get lean. Muscle & strength take a lot more effort and time to […]

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How Often Should I CrossFit???

How Often Should I CrossFit? One of the most common questions I get from athletes at Sycamore CrossFit is, “How often should I train?” If you are considering CrossFit as your strength and conditioning program then you also may be wondering, “How often should I CrossFit?” CrossFit.com prescribes 3 days “on” followed by 1 day […]

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Excuses – We all make them

When it comes to nutrition, what excuses do you find yourself using that derail efforts to stay on track? Probably the most universally felt excuse is… “Its just hard to stay consistent…” Making healthy choices on a consistent basis, and staying on track with your health and wellness goals is hard. That is true. It […]

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12 Days of CrossFit

On Friday, December 21st, we have programmed the workout Sycamore CrossFit’s 12 Days of CrossFit.  This workout is a tradition at Sycamore CrossFit, and it is a lot of fun to do, but it looks a little different than our normal WOD.  Class times will be the same, but the approach to the workout will […]

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Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

  Print Course Side Dish Prep Time 5 minutes Cook Time 20 minutes Total Time 25 minutes Servings 2 Calories 90 kcal Ingredients 1 head fresh cauliflower 1 cup chicken broth 1/4 tsp fresh cracked pepper 2 cloves garlic crushed Instructions Cut the cauliflower head into small chunks. Place all ingredients into a medium saucepan […]

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Setting Goals in 2019

I want to lose weight. I want to be healthy. I want to throw 98mph. I want to go to the CrossFit Games. I want to win Gold at the World Championships.   These are all goals and decently defined ones at that.   I serve a role as Coach to several groups of people. […]

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25 Days of Bingo FAQ

How do I do this square? – Email us your “Wednesday Why” Send an email to pbalentyne@sycamorecrossfit.com with the reason why you keep coming back to Sycamore CrossFit. This should be about 1-3 sentences. What if I’ve already done something? There are some squares that you can really only do once, so if you’ve already […]

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Mental Challenges

Today I’m mentally in a place I’ve never expected to be, but it has given me the opportunity to grow and evolve as a leader, a coach, a mentor, and as a father.  I set high expectations for myself by setting goals that I believe are a stretch but still manageable. This time was no […]

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