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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“In the snatch, clean, and jerk, the shins matter because they dictate where the knees and hips can go as well as what position is quad dominant or hamstring/hip dominant. Surprise, surprise; our body is interconnected.” – Coach Mike
“The athletes who don’t regularly olympic lift, may be missing out on things, whether they know it or not.” – Coach Mike
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“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.