Last Chance to name the “IHTD”!

Last Chance to name the “IHTD”!

Last Chance to name the “IHTD”!

Today Coach Jose has some great info on Magnesium to share with you all.  This guest blog is particularly special because it is also a send-off of sorts.

Jose will be moving on from CFHV at the end of June to a great new career opportunity.  Jose has always been a go-getter and hard worker for the nearly 7 years that I’ve known him.

I watched as he diligently studied and honed his discipline through college, all the while coaching, training, and even competing as an athlete in local throw downs.  This was all after proudly serving in the US Navy.

He’s always had great ambition, and looked to forge his own path and stand out as a leader.  As he built his experience over the years, he has coached at many gyms, CrossFit and otherwise. One of those places was Fight Bike, owned by a CFHV alum, Tom Jankas.

Fight Bike recently shut its doors, and that led Jose to seek out another opportunity to share his coaching expertise during those hours.  This led him to CrossFit High Five which is located in West LA (and much closer to the beach!).

He has been offered and accepted a FULL TIME position as a head coach and manager there, and we couldn’t be more happy for him!

He’ll still be here the next 2 weeks, and also to finish up the strongWOD cycle on Saturdays.  Make sure if you see him that you congratulate him and give him a “high five”.

Now onto his final guest blog:


So with this new program taking place, perhaps you might find yourself a bit more fatigued and/or restless when trying to get to bed, or just overall sore. I’d like to present to you all a supplement that I have found that is noteworthy for recovery and energy: magnesium.

Yes! As in Mg; atomic number 12. #iamanerdatheart

You better believe that when I am feeling beat up from a very strenuous workout week, magnesium is being consumed. Personally, I have found taking it before bed makes me feel anew the next day (especially with that beautiful 5am wakeup #alwaysgrinding).

According to Dr. Carolyn Dean, author of The Magnesium Miracle, consumption of magnesium can help with the following:

  • Heart disease and high blood pressure
  • Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases
  • Arthritis
  • Bowel disease
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Diabetes
  • Fatigue
  • Migraines and tension headaches
  • Osteoporosis
  • Muscle cramps or spasms, and back pain

Also, Dr. Dean mentions:

“…dietary intake of magnesium has declined significantly since 1900. The National Academy of Sciences reports that most American women only obtain about 70% of the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of magnesium; men average only about 80%…

….Chronic stress elevates the stress hormone adrenaline, which further depletes magnesium…aging is a risk factor for magnesium deficiency. And in a vicious circle, accelerated aging is also a byproduct of magnesium deficiency…

Magnesium performs hundreds of functions in the body; however, many researchers believe its most important function is cellular energy production. The enzyme ATP, created in the mitochondria of each body cell, is our main source of cellular energy. ATP must be bound to a magnesium ion in order to be biologically active. Unfortunately, most people just don’t have enough magnesium ions available.”

All things considered, magnesium is an essential vitamin we should consume habitually and has the same relevance as protein when aiding in recovery. You can find them at any vitamin stores or at any supermarket. Let me know how it’s helped you!”

Hey, have you heard about our

CFHV “In House Throw-Down”!

Who: 1 male + 1 female partner

Where: CrossFit High Voltage

What: 2 WODs + 1 Floater

When: Saturday, July 22

How: Scaled & RX Divisions

Why: Because it’s a ton of FUN!

Pretty awesome!  Want some more details?  Glad you asked!

  • Scaled & RX divisions means that there is a place for EVERYBODY!  Fitness, Fusion, momWOD, & CrossFit members will all have a division that is appropriate for them to participate in.
  • Workouts will be comprehensive to include every variable:
    • One WOD for time (time priority)
    • One WOD for rounds (work priority)
    • Floater for technique & strength
  • There will be seriously cool PRIZES. We’re lining up our sponsors, and when you see what we’re giving away you’ll be seriously blow away!
  • Special limited edition competition t-shirt designed by CFHV member and professional artist WILL NICHOLS.

Let’s be honest though, “In House Throw-Down” isn’t a very exciting name.  That’s why we’re going to have a

NAME the competition contest!

Submit your suggestions via email to, in person, or on the whiteboard. Your suggestion could become the name for our competition, be on the shirts, and give you major bragging rights!

Deadline to name the competition is THIS WEEKEND!

MANY more details to come, but for now…go grab a partner!

Schedule this Weekend:

Saturday @ 9am: CrossFit Kids
Saturday @ 9am: Shred Sesh
Saturday @ 10am: strongWOD
Saturday @ 11:30-1:30: Open Gym
Sunday @ 10am: Energizer Long WOD