"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen." - Sir Winston Churchill (It also takes some courage to go deep into oxygen debt on the rower.) … [Read more...] about Courage
If you look closely you can see Ashley's spinal erectors firing. THAT's what we're talking about!!! Strong, resilient, functional muscle that serves you over a lifetime. Come get your strength on! … [Read more...] about Get Your Strength On!
"There is no such thing as 'firming and toning'. There is only stronger and weaker." -Mark Rippetoe. … [Read more...] about Only stronger and weaker.
If we had to come up with a tag line to replace "Don't Use Machines. Become One.", it might well be "Everybody Squats." No exercise does a better job of developing full body strength. And strength is the foundation on which we build all other physical skills. (It's also the #1 predictor of hospital mortality rates.) Stop making excuses. Get under the bar. Congrats to Michael S. for a new Back Squat PR of 265#. Not too shabby for a guy who can also run most people into the ground. … [Read more...] about “Everybody Squats”
The kids are back in school; it's time to do something for YOU! Lose weight and get in shape with the workouts that create The World's Fittest Men and Women. :: New clients get 2 FREE SESSIONS with package purchase! And your first workout is complimentary! That's a $140 savings. :: Bring a friend and save up to $300! :: Bring two friends and save up to $380! Hurry! Sale ends 9/18/2015. … [Read more...] about BACK TO SCHOOL SALE!!
Everybody (every body) is different. Some people will never have a picture perfect squat. The trick is finding the best position for THEIR body. Jason is a great example as very tall, long-legged people usually struggle with Back Squats. But with practice, patience, (and a good coach) almost every body can benefit from the "King of Exercises". To get a first-hand idea of what we mean, set up your complimentary first session today! … [Read more...] about Every Body.
Learning new skills, getting fit, and being athletic... yeah, it IS kinda fun. And it sure beats slogging along on the treadmill or elliptical! www.gatewaycrossfit.com … [Read more...] about “It doesn’t have to be ‘fun’ to be fun.”
FANTASTIC story: Chuck got a little careless on Saturday night and took a fall down the last four stairs in his house. He hit a couple of walls but never left his feet!! Frankly, that would be almost impossible for a sedentary 77 year old. But Chuck isn't sedentary. He puts his time in; squats, deadlifts, and WOD's. And he'll be the first to tell you that's why he was upright at the bottom of those stairs. It's all about the strength, folks. (It's also a tremendous honor to make such incredible … [Read more...] about Last Man Standing.
http://therussells.crossfit.com/2015/06/15/the-truth-hurts-part-1/ … [Read more...] about The Truth About CrossFit and Injury.
I was joking with Laura B. that she should be careful not to drop anything for the next couple of months because "pregnant women shouldn't deadlift." [Pick things up.] At which point her physician workout partner chimed in, "Because if there's one thing that's good in pregnancy, it's a weak, inflexible back." We love people who get it! #strongmomma … [Read more...] about People who “get it”.