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Greatness and success are subjective concepts. What’s not subjective, is that when you’re killing it at something, you glow. Whether it’s working out, doing your profession, playing a sport, parenting, whatever you choose to do with your time, when you’re doing it well you’re burning hot.
Welcome to the Couple Minute Clinic – a quick real time clinic on a specific movement that will help you improve your technique and get you moving better. In this episode Coach Nick helps Mike critique his double unders. Nick helps Mike fix his jump, the width of his arms, and goes over common issues with the feet.
So if I saw her smoking, after she’d told us how bad smoking was, or if I noticed she was putting dirty dishes in the dishwasher without rinsing them first (after berating me for doing the same thing), or any other non-important issue that seemed all-encompassing when I was 13, she would hit me with that line. “Do as I say, not as I do.”
When you are in a calorie surplus, you store fat. When you’re trying to lose weight, you need to be eating less calories than you are burning. Seems simple enough, right? However, it takes time and consistency, which can be frustrating. We live in a world of instant gratification and when we don’t see the numbers dropping in relation to our efforts it’s easy to feel like it’s not working. To be cliche – you’ve got to trust the process.
Back in 2014 when I began researching CrossFit, I had one big fear. Could I do it? Or, more importantly should I? As a lifelong athlete, the workouts weren’t necessarily what scared me. I was looking forward to getting my ass handed to me. My concern was the fact that I had already had 5 knee surgeries in my lifetime and a diagnosis of advanced osteoarthritis in both knees. From what I learned on Google and could see about CrossFit, it was a high intensity workout that forces your body to move in all kinds of ways, including a lot of squatting and heavy lifting. I immediately thought this fact, and my knees, took me out of the CrossFit game.
Try to think back to your first day at CrossFit. It might’ve been years ago, but go down memory lane for a minute. You walked into the gym, the music was loud, there was some dude with a bunch of abs putting a barbell above his head, the rig was shaking from pull ups, Carrie was yelling at her partner to go faster, and it wasn’t even a partner WOD. It was a super intimidating experience. For every single one of us. And honestly, if you think it wasn’t, you’re misremembering.
Do you feel sore after your workouts? Well, good! That means you’re normal! But do you wonder what you can do to help ease that soreness? We can help with that. When we exercise, there are a couple key things happening to our muscles.
I originally found out about Crossfit back in 2008 while serving a tour in Iraq. My intention was to use a unique workout program to help me better prepare physically for the rigors of the Ranger Indoctrination Program that I was scheduled to attend shortly after the deployment. Unfortunately we didn’t have much in the way of equipment, plus I didn’t know what the heck a power clean was.
For 5 weeks we’ve tested and competed instead of trained. We’ve pushed ourselves to new limits, cheered on (and even cried for) our friends, and put in some serious social hours at the gym.
We aren’t machines and it’s time to recover.
To try and build something great, you have to have a vision, but far more importantly, you have to have GREAT people on your team who can make that vision a reality. We’re gonna be losing Coach Crystal (the quieter one. haha) for the next 8ish weeks, and while it makes me sad, I couldn’t be happier for her. As a gym and as a community, we believe that it’s our absolute duty to help people achieve their goals and their dreams. That doesn’t just apply to the members.
Talk with a coach about your goals, get the plan to achieve them.