Strong Is More Than Strength
Being active has been a part of my life since I was young, with long distance running being my primary activity. I have done many other cross training sports and activities, but I was ready to try something new.
CrossFit had always peaked my interest, but I kept thinking that I wasn’t strong enough. CrossFit was only for super strong and athletic people! There was no way I could do that.
But then finally, I gave it a shot-and I am now hooked!!
I am definitely the weakest person in all of my classes- having to scale everything down- but I don’t mind. And it doesn’t seem that anyone else cares about that either! Everyone is so nice and supportive. Then I started the rowing club. And again- I’m the slowest- but the support from everyone is unbelievable…
And it’s so much fun!!
It is extremely challenging, which I love! Between the regular Friction classes, and the rowing, I can already tell that I have become a stronger runner. I’ll be running my 10th marathon in the spring, and I am looking forward to seeing what CrossfFt does as a part of my training regime.
Author: Renee Rivers
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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
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.