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.
“It doesn’t have to be ‘fun’ to be fun.”
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.”
Spend to Save.
Do you have a gifted student athlete? If so, a high quality strength and conditioning program can be the difference between good performance and scholarship-worthy performance. Consequently, it could SAVE you TENS OF THOUSANDS of dollars!! And unlike the typical fitness factory approach to training young athletes, Gateway CrossFit offers the chance for your child to receive expert coaching one-on-one or in very small groups. The difference in building a true strength and conditioning skill set, … [Read more...] about Spend to Save.
So last week Chuck asked his coach if he thought Chuck could Back Squat one-hundred pounds. Turns out the answer is: pretty darn easily. And for some perspective, just over a year ago, Chuck couldn't do a full-range Air Squat. Well done, sir!! … [Read more...] about Yes!
Jim and Sydney are one of our three Father/Daughter duos. What better way to bond AND be healthy?? Parents, get your kids in with you before they get too old. Kids... same thing for your parents. … [Read more...] about Bonding time!
Making it look easy.
Renee making it look easy! Guess it's time for her coach to add some weight... ;-) … [Read more...] about Making it look easy.
Now that is fun.
"[This is] the most fun I've had with my clothes on in quite a while." -Chuck F. We're unable to determine if he's being facetious; though it's doubtful... … [Read more...] about Now that is fun.
Pick it up. Put it over your head.
Since the dawn of man, there have been precious few simpler ways to build and/or measure strength. If you can strict press your body weight, you are officially strong. If you can't strict press at least half of your body weight, it's time to get to work. … [Read more...] about Pick it up. Put it over your head.
“Explosive hip extension is necessary, and damned near sufficient, for elite athleticism.” -Coach Glassman. And if you aren't explosively opening the hip by activating the posterior chain, you aren't getting the real benefit of the Kettlebell Swing. … [Read more...] about Explosive hips.
Oh, those crazy Turks…
...and their Turkish Get-ups. They get up. They get back down. All with that weight in their hands! And in so doing, they train strength (particularly the core and shoulder girdle), stamina, cardio-respiratory endurance, balance, coordination, agility, and flexibility. Hmmm... maybe the Turks aren't so crazy after all. … [Read more...] about Oh, those crazy Turks…