Posts made in October, 2014

Avocado Cream recipe with Beef Protein

Avocado Cream recipe with Beef Protein

By on Oct 28, 2014 in Recipes | 0 comments

  Looking for new ideias for Halloween? Today, Crossgen’s recipe presents you an Avocado Cream that can be used in multiple, creative and spooky ways, besides being healthy and nutritious to all friends and family. Try this Avocado Cream with Beef Protein and use it to decorate some eggs as pictured, pumpkins, or serve it in cups. Be creative and have fun!   Leave your comments and suggestions here or on our Facebook page!...

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Prevent breast cancer with Omega-3

Prevent breast cancer with Omega-3

By on Oct 20, 2014 in Nutrition | 0 comments

  The numbers are a real cause for alarm: It is estimated that in Europe, 430,000 new cases of breast cancer are encountered each year. In the USA, 1 in every 8 women may develop this disease, 7% of which before reaching the age of 40. Because October is the international Breast Cancer Awareness Month, this issue simply cannot be left undiscussed, and neither can the work done by Barbells for Boobs and the communities. This universally recognised non-profit organisation dedicates itself to the early detection of breast cancer, and has united athletes from all over the world in order to raise funds to further this cause. But what if it were possible to prevent breast cancer by dietary means?     In what way can fats influence breast cancer and its prevention?   Fats are essential for good health, but their intake must be well thought out and should not be excessive. Nowadays, the typical diet is overly rich in saturated fats and Omega-6, and contains too little of Omega-3 compared to the diet on which our genetic patterns are based. In other words: Saturated fats are a major cause of obesity, high cholesterol and the development of several types of cancer. Omega-6 is synthesised by the body in inflammatory molecules, that promote coagulation and cell growth. Omega-3 however is converted by the body into DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), molecules with anti-inflammatory, anti-coagulant and anti-proliferative properties. When these two fatty acids are consumed in the correct amounts, they help control the inflammatory processes in the body. As the development of cancer depends to a great extent on inflammatory processes, which are stimulated by cancer cells, it is fundamental to maintain control of these mechanisms. In order to keep the body from becoming a chronically inflammatory environment, it is important to bring the ingestion of these fatty acids into balance, by reducing the Omega-6 intake and increasing that of Omega-3.     What are the recommended amounts of Omega-3 and Omega-6?   The ideal daily intake ratios lie somewhere between 1:4 and 4:1, i.e.: 1 g of Omega-6 and 4 g o Omega-3, or 4g of Omega-6 and 1 g of Omega-3. In what nowadays is...

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Crossgen at Kings of WOD & Arnold Classic

Crossgen at Kings of WOD & Arnold Classic

By on Oct 8, 2014 in Events | 0 comments

  The second stage of the Kings of WOD On September 27 and 28, Crossgen as one of the proud Golden Sponsors of Kings of WOD, did not miss it the second stage of this competition, at the Arnold Classic – Madrid.   Crossgen athletes and some of the Health Locker team members were once again in this successful event, and once again had winners on the podium: Rasmus Wisbech and Hannah Caldas conquered the title of King and Queen of the Kings of WOD – Madrid 2014.   Athletes from across the world competed in another challenging battle for the King of WOD title. And even the legend himself, Mr. Arnold Schwarzenegger, did not rest to show up and to share some words praising the competition. This unique and surprising moment ended with his leaving the venue with his good humour and famous words: “I’ll be back!”.   Crossgen did the honours, and presented the 1st great challenge the athletes had to face: The Arising of the Galleon: WOD 1a: 10 min to find 1 Rep Max in the Clean & Jerk 1 min pause WOD 1b: 5 min max calories rowing   In the 1st part of this challenge, athletes had 3 attempts to accomplish their 1 rep max in the Clean & Jerk, within the time limit of 10 minutes. After 10 minutes + 1 minute of pause, the athletes could start the 2nd part of this challenge, where they had to achieve the maximum calories rowing. This WOD 1st part winners were Ivan Surin (Master Male); Hannah Caldas (Elite Female) and Erast Palkin (Elite Male) In the 2nd part , the athlete Dmitrii Trushkin (Elite Male) made the maximum calories rowing. At the end of the weekend, the victorious warriors were the following: ELITE FEMALE 1st: Hannah Caldas (Crossgen) 2nd: Oxana Slivenko 3rd: Saara Laaksonen 5th: Oddrún Eik Gylfadóttir (Crossgen) 6th: Sara Andreasen (Crossgen) ELITE MALE 1st: Rasmus Wisbech Andersen (Crossgen) 2nd: Bjorgvin Karl 3rd: Erast Palkin MASTER MALE 1st: Ivan Surin 2nd: Javier García Hernández 3rd: Luís Ribeiro When looking to the final scoreboard, it’s clear that things are getting hot and heavy. Oxana Slivenko, the Slavic Queen, although being at the second place for the second time,...

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