Yesterday, we (Coaches John and Mark) threw hay. For the uninitiated, that means pulling 70# bales of hay out of the field, loading them on the trailer, taking them to the barn, and stacking them 7-8 bales high. Along for the ride was one of our 21 year old nephews. At ages 49 and 42 respectively, we each outworked the kid more than 2 to 1. How were we able to do that? Why are we able to outwork most everyone we know in a similar fashion? Our fitness. The same fitness we develop every day at … [Read more...] about Real Fitness. Real Work.
Honesty in weight loss
Erroneous! The most effective move for reducing belly fat is the Push-Away. That's where you push yourself away from the food. It's very difficult but incredibly effective. Seriously, the benefits of exercise are nearly boundless. But if you're trying to lose weight and body fat, the best way is to get your nutrition squared away. Start following @robbwolf , robbwolf.com. There is no magic pill; just common sense nutrition, Yes, you'll fall off the wagon some days. Dust yourself off, and get … [Read more...] about Honesty in weight loss
Aristotle and Your Training
"Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly." - Aristotle. Or as Will Durant recapitulated in 'The Story of Philosophy: The Lives and Opinions of the World's Greatest Philosophers', "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit." For our purposes as fitness enthusiasts, this is both bad news and good news. The bad news is that fitness is … [Read more...] about Aristotle and Your Training
The Next Level
We had a great time this past weekend getting our CrossFit Level 2 Certification. CrossFit HQ does a fantastic job with their seminars. We learned a ton in a fun, supportive environment. Many thanks to our L2 training staff, James, Kristin, and Todd, and all our fellow attendees. … [Read more...] about The Next Level
Strength isn't just some abstract fantasy for all but a select few; it's every woman's and every man's birthright. And any fitness program that isn't putting honest effort toward making that legacy a reality is incomplete. It's really that simple. … [Read more...] about Your birthright.
Erin M. rocking the 20-rep squats to the tune of 140#. It's good to be strong. #legit #strong #swolesister #20repsquats www.gatewaycrossfit.com … [Read more...] about Swolesister
Start at the beginning.
"You've got to walk before you can run." And at GWCF, our clients have to be able to RDL (Romanian Deadlift) before we let them do a standard Deadlift. Good lifting is all about position and body mechanics. Start at the beginning. … [Read more...] about Start at the beginning.
World Class Fitness in 100 Words
World Class Fitness in 100 Words: Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat. Practice and train major lifts: Deadlift, clean, squat, presses, C&J, and snatch. Similarly, master the basics of gymnastics: pull-ups, dips, rope climb, push-ups, sit-ups, presses to handstand, pirouettes, flips, splits, and holds. Bike, run, swim, row, etc, hard and fast. Five or six days per week mix these … [Read more...] about World Class Fitness in 100 Words
Grip It and Flip It.
#realpeople #realfitness gatewaycrossfit.com … [Read more...] about Grip It and Flip It.
Feminine AND Strong
Femininity and strength are NOT mutually exclusive. … [Read more...] about Feminine AND Strong