Reflective, calming and better for you than you think. Stretching, before and after a workout, can provide numerous benefits that transcend just your performance. Being a supple leopard doesn't come overnight, it's pretty similar to mastering olympic lifting, it takes a lot of patience and practice.
It all started from a friend, a colleague, a peer . . .
From being bored with the same routine, from plateauing time and time again . . .
I wanted to get healthy, I wanted people around me who cared . . .
They called it constantly varied, functional movements, executed at high intensity . . .
It's about taking the first step -
It's called CrossFit and I friggin' love it!
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Welcome to a CrossFit gym, after the last couple of weeks I have seen a lot of new folks coming in and it is intriguing to see the folks who have just started, been here awhile, and those that have been here since the beginning react to new folks coming to check out the box. . .
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Bifurcation means the splitting of a main body into two parts - and guess what? It's a mental thing in our little world of CrossFit. However, as usual it not only applies to CrossFit. Sure we would like to keep the same mental focus at all times. But whenever we are faced with a task our mindset starts to wander . . .
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
It's funny when you work out alone - all these thoughts run through your head as you grudgingly get through the work - the helpless feeling you may or may not get in your stomach as you open your ears more to beckon in the sounds of anything other than your own breathing. Last night I was doing work - but there was no way I was alone . . .
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
When we were younger, we always had the role model/hero. Sure it could have been our father's, mother's, brother's or sister's, but what I want to speak to is what goes beyond that. As a child, new to a sport, we would most likely watch whatever sport we were interested in and there they were, our "idol/hero" was on TV, the opportunity to meet them ever in life slim at best . . .