Why Hydration is Critical – Especially Right Now!
It’s been hot. Like really, really hot. And it’s got me thinking about hydration a lot more. The “eight 8-ounce glasses”recommendation gets thrown around a lot, but how accurate is it really? And why has it become the default? Every day your body sheds some water through respiration (good ol’ breathing), sweat, urine, and other really important metabolic activities. So if you don’t consume enough water, you start to experience symptoms such as headaches, tiredness, and difficulty concentrating. At that point you’re dehydrated. Being chronically dehydrated can disrupt normal body functions and contribute to several issues like constipation and kidney…
Movement Tip: Stringing Kipping Pull Ups Together
https://youtu.be/sefKVejzV4I Kipping Pull Ups take upper body strength, coordination and timing. Thinking about pushing the bar away at the top can really help dial these things in!
Movement Tip: Jumping & Landing for Snatches & Cleans
https://youtu.be/nhIiPp1sj84 Solid footwork and proper footwork are critical in the Snatch and Clean and Jerk. The ability to jump and land effectively can make or break how it feel to cause a barbell to go upward and then how we move our body around the bar to catch it. This video shows proper jumping and landing and how it translates to the Snatch and Clean Jerk. Starting from the top of the hips in the Pockets or High Hang position and working down to the knees and finally to the floor to perfect technique.
CrossFit Gear- Essential #1
Starting Crossfit is the beginning on an amazing journey. In the beginning the learning curve is huge. So much to learn, new movements, new skills and an entirely new language. It’s almost like moving to a new country! Having the proper gear to help you along the way is extremely helpful. So here is an idea of what should be in your gym bag! Essential #1 A good pair of shoes: We prefer a low profile shoe. Thick walking shoes tend to be overbuilt in the heel pushing the balance forward. Most of the weight training we do requires our…
Movement Tip: Rowing
https://youtu.be/DgTs-mFPLz4 Rowing gets much much easier when we can break the movement down into segmented parts. Coach Ben talks about the finish position, start position and finally the drive while rowing. Slow is smooth and smooth is fast!
Macey is Athlete of the Month!!!
How about a huge CFSTC congrats to Macey Wienstroer, shes Athlete of the Month!!! Whoop! Macey always shows up ready to out the work and to have a good time! Get to know her better below! 1. When & How Did You Get Started With Us? I googled the nearest crossfit gym and found you all around the end of October 2017. 2. Favorite/ Least Favorite Workout and why? Favorite workouts in the olympic lifting classes because they lack a lot of cardio and I can focus on some skill work. Least favorite long running workouts. 3. Best part about…
WOD Tips: 6-8-18
https://youtu.be/6WHo3LwLwJs Tomorrows WOD calls for Front Squat and Shuttle Sprints in the gym! Check the video to know how to get the most out of tomorrow.
KId’s Classes are Jumpin’
Movement Tips: Turkish Sit Ups
https://youtu.be/Vt7hrScMj70 Tomorrow’s workout has a movement called Turkish Sit Ups. These are best done slow and controlled, even if a workout calls for hem to be done for time. Focus on quality movement before intensity with this one!
Congratulations to Cathy!
A big shout out and congratulations to Cathy Hall! Cathy swam in the senior Olympics this last Sunday and walked away with a silver medal! Cathy set this goal, and through Medals Of Honor, dedicated each one of her races to a different fallen soldier. Cathy spent 13 months training her breaststroke, backstroke, and freestyle with Jamie Wansing, and did Crossfit through personal training with Kyle Kellis. She set a goal, made a plan, and knocked it out of the park! Cathy’s been a member of the fam for over 5 years and Crossfit St. Charles is so proud of her and honored…