Tim and Jim making it happen "old man" style! (joke: Tim is my age.) We always laugh when people think they're too old to CrossFit. And, please! Our oldest client is 77 years old. We can scale virtually every exercise to meet anyone's abilities. And we scale for each specific client while teaching proper form. No matter what your age or current fitness level, you WILL see improvement. … [Read more...] about “Old Man” Style
How many 145 pound, 16 year olds do you know that are Squatting and Deadlifting 225# for reps? Look, we've said it before and we're saying it again: Nothing is more important for athletic performance than being able to forcefully open the hip. And nothing does a better job of developing that kind of strength than Squats and Deadlifts. Don't be fooled by flashy "speed/explosive" training. If your athlete doesn't have a strength foundation built on heavy barbell work, they are not reaching their … [Read more...] about Deadlifts don’t lie.
Charlie: Well, if you were directly above him, how could you see him? Maverick: Because I was inverted. … [Read more...] about “It was a really great move.”
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!
Renee making it look easy! Guess it's time for her coach to add some weight... ;-) … [Read more...] about Making it look easy.
"[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.
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.