At one point in my life, I wanted to climb Everest. I set goals including (but not limited to) walking the Inca Trail and backpacking in Yellowstone.
I never noticed the drift in my life until it hit me: I wasn’t in any shape to survive those trips, let alone enjoy them. I had let “FORMER” athlete become my official title and I accepted that for what it was.
I grew up in a house where we weren’t allowed to be “bored” or say we “can’t” do something. At some point in my life, I embraced both of those things and ended up with a knee injury that further proved I needed to change my ways.
As I struggled to breathe through many of the WOD’s, I didn’t think I’d be able to make it.
Suddenly, my breathing and my injury weren’t the limiting factor in my workouts–the only thing keeping me from pushing farther and faster was my mind.
Click Click Click. Nutrition Nutrition Nutrition!
How the Catalyst Athletics Warmup helps our athletes improve their range of motion
Reminder, you can train through an injury. There is no need to stop coming to the gym. We, as coaches, can find something for you to do.
“Give all of these exercises a shot and feel the benefits of stronger and more stable shoulders.” – Coach Mike
“The hips being down is the biggest position we aim for” – Coach Mike
“As far as nutrition goes for weightlifting, it doesn’t have to be different than the one we would prescribe for any CrossFitter: meats, veggies, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch, no sugar. ” – Coach Mike
CrossFit had always peaked my interest, but I kept thinking that I wasn’t strong enough.
Because my parents were always overweight, I just assumed that was the way I should accept I would turn out because I had poor genes.
“Ideally, with this equipment we are using it once we get close to a competition or scheduled max out in order for us to get used to that gear and what it does to our body. We are trying to peak at the right time with our strength and have all aspects dialed in. ” -Coach Mike
I have tried many fun fitness activities over the years (after I finally got the motivation to get off the couch and cigarettes!)
“Better mobility in the squat and overhead position leads to safer and improved technique; and improved technique leads to heavier lifts.” -Coach Mike