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.
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.
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!
Maybe Sydney is laughing because her picture is being taken. Or maybe she's laughing thinking about how much better her lacrosse game is going to be this year. Or maybe she's just laughing because CrossFit is so damn much fun!! Yep, that's our guess. … [Read more...] about Who knows?
Jack S started with us 9 weeks ago. In his first workout he did Romanian Deadlifts (basically, the top half of the movement) with 55# for 8 reps. Saturday he did standard Deadlifts with 145# for 12 reps! And he had a couple more reps in the tank! Oh, and earlier in the week he tested with the best Back Squat of all the freshman football players at his school! With sound coaching that relies on fundamentals of movement and steady progression, young athletes can progress so far and so fast that … [Read more...] about Fundamentals of movement and steady progression.
The value of CrossFit for student athletes cannot be overstated. Young athletes are in need of a fitness program that develops a well-rounded performer who is strong, flexible, and optimally conditioned. Gateway CrossFit provides all of these, while teaching young athletes the correct form on complex movements; all in a safe, motivating environment. Our instruction will provide your student athletes with a skill set they can use throughout their athletic career, and the rest of their lives. … [Read more...] about Building the Student Athlete
Last year Alex was Top 10 in State in 100 and 200 Meter sprints. Since starting with Gateway CrossFit in August, she's put on 5 pounds of muscle, nearly doubled her loads in the Back Squat and Deadlift, and is coming out of the blocks much faster. Her competition had better be working hard this winter! … [Read more...] about Yes, she’s as fast as she looks.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhI4h_b8JCA&feature=youtu.be]The capacity for the student-athlete to develop strength, speed, power, and stamina is phenomenal. The opportunity to maximize those results are second to none at Gateway CrossFit. As a Personal Training studio, we have the ability to invest individualized attention into our student-athletes. As experts in teaching technique in the "big lifts" and the "Oly lifts", we have the expertise to provide the student-athlete with a … [Read more...] about Can you say, “scholarship”?