I’ve Tried It All
My personal fitness journey has been long and winding. I have tried many fun fitness activities over the years (after I finally got the motivation to get off the couch and cigarettes!): tennis, distance running, boxing, spinning, bootcamp, powerlifting and every Les Mills
class there ever was.
I haven’t loved anything as much as I love CrossFit, though.
It is equal parts frustrating and humbling, as it is empowering and amazing! My plan is to keep doing CrossFit until I’m 80, because I want to be that old lady who still CrossFits; and, ahem, because there’s always something to work on.
Author: Kelly Smallegan-Maas
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“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
“Better mobility in the squat and overhead position leads to safer and improved technique; and improved technique leads to heavier lifts.” -Coach Mike
I’ve trained for couple of half marathons, run, and I’d hit my goal. Post-race, I’d lose the spunk and go back to living my life.
I like to play— I could play almost any competitive group activity for hours. I think that’s one of the reasons I have enjoyed CrossFit so much.
My brain fog and sluggishness are now a thing of the past and I’m more fit than ever.
“People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. We make it a priority here at Victory Kid Barbell, and Friction CrossFit…” -Coach Mike
“First off, this is an overarching theme for Barbell Club (…) be aware of your surroundings.” – Coach Mike
I am happy to have found CrossFit and even happier to have found Friction.
“The main things we look for in a jerk, specifically the split jerk, is balance.” – Coach Mike
Because of New You, I have found the confidence to get to the gym three or four times a week and put in real effort.