I will never forget the first time I tried CrossFit–I had seen these hulking, muscular individuals running about the city carrying barbells and fitness gadgets galore.
After stalking this particular gym for a few days, I decided that whatever sort of Kool-Aid they were drinking, I was parched for it. I drove up, strutted into the main gym, stuck my hand out to the owner and said “Hi, my name’s Minna, and I want to do whatever this is.”
but no place has felt more like home than Friction.
Then, like some kind of chalk-dusted angel wearing a crown of wrist-wraps, Jeff Burlingame reached out to me and asked if I would be willing to return to the family.
Author: Athlete, and Master of Friction’s Custodial Arts, Minna Woodward
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“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
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.