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HEART THAT BEATS AS ONE: PRIMAL APE WINS AT TEAM EDITIONS

Team Editions - done and dusted! The Primal Ape community we're still in high spirits from the recently concluded Manila Throwdown and Affiliate Alliance's The Fit Test - Team Edition, where its team of athletes and coaches ended with pulpit finishes.

Team 'The Bald, Beard and Beautiful' by Primal Ape Coaches Chris Hernandez, Trever and Rachelle Love won third place in the RX Master's Division at the Manila Throwdown - Team Edition last Saturday, November 4, held at the Tent at Acacia Estates, BGC, Taguig city.

Photo by: Jiggs Monzales

Photo by: Jiggs Monzales

Day after the Manila Throwdown, Team 'The Bald, Beard and Beautiful' made its way to Affiliate Alliance's The Fit Test - Team Edition held at Island Cove, Kawit, Cavite, and bagged the Gold medal, winning in the same division! Along with them, Team 'Tee Tow Gee' composed of Heber Fabregar, Wena Tabo, and Gilbert Remulla won Third place at Scaled Master's Division.

Team The Bald, Beard, and Beautiful. Photo by Faith Paguirigan

Team The Bald, Beard, and Beautiful. Photo by Faith Paguirigan

Team Tee Tow Gee. Photo by Jiggs Monzales.

Team Tee Tow Gee. Photo by Jiggs Monzales.

Primal Ape CrossFit is well represented by these amazing teams that competed in the Fit Test:

Team Chesca and the Monkeys with Chesca Lugtu, Kadee Aguila, and JM Broncate

Team Chesca and the Monkeys. Photo by Jiggs Monzales.

Team Chesca and the Monkeys. Photo by Jiggs Monzales.

Team Straight Outta Wall Balls with Pao Funtebella, Victor Del Rosario, and Paolo De Castro

Team Straight Outta Wall Balls. Photo by Pau Fuentebella.

Team Straight Outta Wall Balls. Photo by Pau Fuentebella.

Team BNB with Patricia Venci, Chris Bello, and Francis Becbec

Team BNB. Photo by Jiggs Monzales.

Team BNB. Photo by Jiggs Monzales.

The action packed weekend were all witnessed by the Primal Ape community as they rally to both events, cheering and supporting their box mates and coaches in the competition. They once again proved that the secret of this winning team is the #PrimalMade heart that beats as one. The shouts and cheers from the community surely made every rep possible and worth enduring till the very last one.

Photo by Isabella Ang

Photo by Isabella Ang

"You guys don't know how much it meant to me to see such a big group of you out there today. Seeing you at the start line and seeing you at the finish line. My heart is full. Primal definitely represented today! Love you guys! A lot!" Primal Ape Head Coach Trever Love is brimming with pride with the home grown athletes that are now bringing it all out  in the competition floor in various CrossFit competitions.


Join this CrossFit community whose heart beats as one.

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October 2017 Thank You Week!

A CrossFit box is nothing without its community. That's why we take every opportunity to show how much we value and appreciate each one of them for being part of this #PRIMALSTRONG family.

For the second time this year, we'd celebrate once again our Thank You Week at the box  as an opportunity for us to give back to you guys-- our awesome community at Primal Ape! From October 23 to 28 we got surprises and goodies each day, so better make sure you don't miss out a box day next week!

DAY ONE: (Surprise!)

DAY TWO: OPEN BOX DAY

Itching to bring a friend to try CrossFit? Then this is the day you've been waiting for! It's an Open Box Day on October 24 when you can bring two or more friends here at the box to try CrossFit for their first time! No need to register - just bring them in on their comfortable workout attire at 8:30 PM and we'd let them experience CrossFit, for free!

Members who'd invite their friends in the box on Tuesday will receive a token of appreciation for sharing this fitness experience.

DAY 3 to DAY 5: (Surprise!)

DAY 6: Costume WOD 

We are so excited for the weekend! We are bringing retro back on Saturday, October 28, with a pumping workout where we lift and live the flashing era of the 80s! 💃🔥🎉🔮 80s Revival WOD takes over Primal Ape's Smash It Saturdays!! Neon spandex and flashy headbands? Bring them on! Baby tees and gym shorts? You betcha! Onesies, done-sies! We're going all out on the 80's themed fitness outfits as we workout for the 9:30 and 11:00 AM Primal Fit and CrossFit! 80s tunes, food, beverages, and a totally smashing fun time on us!

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The sweetest, sickest, most radical bodacious guys and gals will win a prize on this wicked fun costume WOD party. 😎 Time to raid your parents' closet and let's relive the really totally awesome happen'en scene of the 80s! 💃
 

We got a lot of things happening at the box on our Thank You Week. Drop by every day and let's celebrate each other with each other! See you, Primapes!

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PULL UP CHALLENGE 2017

Whether you're working on your first pull up or fine tuning your movement, we want you on our Pull Up Challenge this October!

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This month we pull up our sleeves and focus on this gymnastic movement to get you #WODready everytime we tackle pull ups in the workout. Whether you're fresh from Primal Instincts with zero pull up experience, or had been winging kipping or butterfly pull ups, take the challenge and be most efficient in this movement!

 

HOW TO JOIN


1. Sign up at the front desk and do/attempt five pull ups every time you are at the box. 

2. Make sure to take a video of your attempts and upload it as an IG post or story, then tag Coach @treverlove to get it counted. Don't forget to use the hashtag #pullupchallenge2017 on your entry! 

3. The more you log your attempts on the sign up sheet and work on your pull up, the more chances of winning the challenge! A prize awaits to the most consistent and with amazing improvements in their pull ups.

Every attempt counts and we'd love to see you putting up the work on this movement. There's no better time to work on your pull up than right now, this October, with Primal Ape's #pullupchallenge2017 !

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What's the Best Drink to Rehydrate?

We only replace what we waste. This never ending play of waste and replace occurs in our body to fuel its physiological function - such as when we engage in a workout or any strenuous activity.

Our body sweats and wastes metabolites as a byproduct of working out. With this we need to rehydrate and replenish lost materials to maintain homeostasis and continue with function. Enter the rows and rows of different kinds of beverages out in the market.

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But not all are best in supplementing us after a workout. And water is not the be all and end all of rehydration.

A 2016 study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition claimed that full fat and skim milk were more hydrating than water, and compared to other beverages such as your regular isotonic drinks, cola, tea, orange juice among others.

As what heavily commercialized sports drinks claim, yes, they do get the job done—especially if you’ve really been pushing yourself and sweating profusely in workouts. Sports drink helps in rehydrating athletes and restores lost metabolites.

But Milk works best in fluid retention (to battle dehyrdration), replenishes lost electrolytes and metabolites, and are great sources of protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals which aids in recovery post strenuous activity.

“Drinks containing some carbohydrate in the form of sugars and electrolytes, usually sodium, can be absorbed by the body more quickly than pure water and therefore allow rehydration to happen more rapidly,” says Bridget Benelam, a public health researcher with the British Nutrition Foundation.

But it doesn’t mean you have to drink a half gallon of milk after work out. Desbrow says you can drink a glass of milk followed by water.

With more people recognizing the importance of fitness and physical activity, there is a higher need for beverages that compliments the lifestyle. In that sense there's a greater risk for people to fall to dehydration, and it's crucial to know the best option available.

Words by: Cj Lampad

Source: Heid, M. (2017, July 27). You Asked: What’s the Best Way to Rehydrate—Besides Drinking Water? Retrieved September 18, 2017, from http://time.com/4873725/dehydration-drink-water/


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