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.
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“So as you end the open season and return to your regular fitness routine let’s reestablish some places to improve and think about some areas that were exposed. ” – Coach Bobby
“A good combination of learning comes from watching weightlifters who lift well (…) and studying the resources that are in good standing with the sport(..)” – Coach Mike
“Want better snatches and jerks? How about better shoulder mobility and stability? Do the Turkish Get Up (TGU).” – Coach Mike
“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
Ask yourself, are you a producer or consumer?
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