No More Sluggishness
I’ve spent a lot of my life being fairly active. In college I’d always be in the gym or doing something outside.
That all ended as soon as I graduated and became a workaholic.
I quickly took on characteristics of the the office life. I gained weight, ate terribly and felt tired and burnt out most of the time.
I was able to adjust my diet and drop the extra pounds, but still felt sluggish. I knew I didn’t have enough physical activity in my life. Shortly after that realization my roommate and I started looking into different options and we landed on CrossFit.
We looked at a few boxes and landed on Friction because it appeared to have the best gymnastics programming out of the others in town.
We signed up for a no sweat intro and have been with Friction for almost a year now.
Author: Brandon Aube
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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.
“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