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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“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