Rep Schemes Revisited

I wanted to explain a little about the different rep schemes you guys see for the weightlifting portion of class. My reasons or goals for using a certain rep scheme is not necessarily why another person would write the same numbers, so this isn’t gospel. This is just an explanation Read more…

Girya

This is all I could find out about the kettlebell, enjoy: The kettlebell, or Girya in Russian, is an old Russian strength and conditioning tool. It has been used for centuries by the Russian military, police, and the laymen to gain strength, agility, power and endurance. It has been used Read more…

Random Water Info

More than two-thirds of your body weight is water.  Without adequate water  your body’s biochemical and electrical processes  begin to break down.  The list of reasons your body needs water is as plentiful  as the functions in your body, so due to space limitations, here are 10 good  reasons to Read more…

Perfecting the Squat

The squat is a movement that can always be practiced and perfected.   1. Start with the feet about shoulder width apart and with toes slightly pointed out. 2. Keep your head up looking straight ahead. 3.Tip: Don’t look down at all; ground is in peripheral vision only. 4. Accentuate the normal arch Read more…

Kipping pullup links

Great job today on Helen!  PRs for everyone, I think.  First time Rx’d for Michael and Crystal.  I can’t wait to see the numbers at the end of the month.  We are going to be working on pull ups and kettlebell technique more in depth as the month goes along. Read more…

Rowing!

What makes rowing popular with elite athletes and CrossFitters is exactly what many in the general fitness population dislike about it: your weaknesses cannot be hidden on the rowing machine. It is a human polygraph of physical and mental performance. Stroke for stroke, you are provided with feedback that both Read more…

Why Warm up?

Why warm up? Several changes takes place in the body once physical activity is initiated. A person’s respiratory rate, blood flow, and oxygen and nutrient levels delivered to the cells increases. Warming up also increases your body temperature, which increases the flexibility of muscles, ligaments, tendons and cartilage and leads Read more…