[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xK8ZSiTsSi0&feature=youtu.be]School is out, but class is in session! High School teacher Lisa P is knocking out five rounds of the deadlift at 150 pounds. Better not mess with this educator, boys! … [Read more...] about Don’t mess with teacher.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mGx9_gzCM4&feature=youtu.be]Amy came in for her first CrossFit workout this week! Obviously, she's been working hard before coming here, and it shows. She also loved it! Can't wait to see what CrossFit does for her! Strong work, Amy! See you next week. … [Read more...] about CrossFit Fever strikes again!
We've previously stated that the Squat and the Deadlift are not leg movements; they are hip movements. Here you see Marcos properly starting the descent on the Deadlift by moving what backward? The hip! Also notice that the chest stays up and the neutral lordotic curve of the spine is maintained. Great job, Marcos! … [Read more...] about Hip it. Hip it good.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTzAsB3glFs]Continuing in our recent focus on the squat and deadlift is this thought: the squat and the deadlift are not leg movements; they are hip movements. When performed correctly they use all the muscles of the hip structure and place little stress on the knee. The Squat and the Romanian Deadlift (RDL) are also similar in two other ways. 1. They begin in the upright position. 2. The movement is initiated by the hip breaking and the glutes coming … [Read more...] about It’s all in the hips…
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5MkHaGkp4U] Ever wonder why you see so many squat and deadlift videos from us? It's because they form the basis of nearly everything we do. Your quads, hamstrings, glutes, and spinal erectors are your engine; your 'go' muscles. They are essential for both adequate functional strength and advanced athletic performance. And NOTHING trains those muscles better than the squat and the deadlift. The fact is, if they are not part of your routine... your routine … [Read more...] about Is your routine letting you down?
Colleen doing 5 rounds of 5 Deadlifts (with 115#) and 10 Burpees. 115#'s is just over her bodyweight. Way to rock it, Colleen! Check out Chris Spealler doing this workout at the 2008 CrossFit Games. Chris weighs 145#, the deadlifts were 275#, and his time was 2:44. Unbelievable! … [Read more...] about Dynamite comes in small packages!
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZUtMhMl0xM] Happy Birthday to Nick who celebrated with a 240# Deadlift; a new personal record (PR). When he started at Gateway CrossFit in March, Nick was learning the Romanian Deadlift with a mere 65#. Way to go Nick! You're not getting older; you're getting better! … [Read more...] about Why grow old when you can grow strong?!
Katie is battling through a classic CrossFit-style couplet of Deadlifts and Push Press. In this case a pushing movement is combined with a pulling movement. This allows the athlete to move back and forth between exercises without undue localized muscle fatigue. The result is high power output, outstanding metabolic conditioning, and a fantastic neuroendocrine response. "Want you to push it, babe Coolin' by day then at night working up a sweat C'mon girls, let's go show the guys that we … [Read more...] about Push it real good!
Tim VanRhein came to us an advanced runner; qualifying for the Boston Marathon. Since starting at Gateway CrossFit 2.5 months ago he has tripled his deadlift weight and shaved over 20 seconds off his mile time -while training LESS than he has previously. The importance of strength and power in athletics cannot be overstated. … [Read more...] about What happens when a runner starts CrossFitting?
4-time World's Strongest Man Jon Pall Sigmarsson famously said, "There is no point being alive if you cannot do the deadlift." Hmmm... I wonder if he ever taught it to, or learned it from, his significant other. … [Read more...] about “There is no point being alive…”