Happy Monday everyone! In this post, I'll give an update of my pregnancy, talk about some of my CrossFit workouts, and briefly discuss some great resources that I'm grateful to have. 23 Weeks Pregnant In the last couple weeks since posting, I have definitely gotten bigger. I have about 1 more month in my 2nd … Continue reading Pregnancy + CrossFit – Take 2
Are you traveling for the holidays? Are you staying put but don’t have access to your regular fitness classes? Here are some brief things I put together to let you know what I plan on doing as I travel home to my parents house in Wisconsin with the husband. These are all related to health … Continue reading Holiday Fitness Plan
Balance and agility are two very important aspects of fitness that often get neglected as we get older. When we're younger and involved with sports or games, we tend to develop these skills naturally as we grow up. There are several definitions, but for now, here is an idea of what these two terms mean. … Continue reading Why you need balance and agility in your workout program
How much time does it take to learn the Olympic lifts? People lacking in motor learning skills, and that have never done anything to improve their kinesthetic awareness are going to need a lot of coaching and a long time to learn the lifts. For athletes, or former athletes, the process can be much faster. … Continue reading Conclusion – Olympic Lifting
Neural adaptations play a significant role in the early stages of fitness training. This is one of the reasons why you see big improvements/gains in someone just starting out on a fitness program. As your body becomes more accustomed to the demands, progress is harder to achieve and comes in small increments, rather than large jumps. Exercises … Continue reading Olympic Lifts Part 3 – Neural Recruitment
The kinetic chain is simply defined as a “combination of several successively arranged joints constituting a complex motor unit” (Steindler). To take an even further step back, the word "kinetic" means - "of or relating to the motion of material bodies and the forces and energy associated therewith". To match the kinetic coordination of Olympic … Continue reading Olympic Lifts Part 2 – Kinetic Synchronization
Part of the extraordinary abilities of an Olympic lifter arises out of his or her having learned how to effectively activate more of his muscle fibers more rapidly than others who aren’t trained to do so. Many people are intimidated by these movements or believe that they are dangerous so they shouldn't do them. This … Continue reading Intro: Why I Love Olympic Lifts (and why you should too)
Why Do I Work Your Legs/Glutes So Much?
No equipment necessary, here is an example of a quick workout you can do with a willing partner. Do 3-5 rounds with a consistent number of reps. Get to it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrSRfkd9k5o
For time: 30 Clean & Jerks (males - 105#, females - 75#; or scale up or down as appropriate) 30 wall balls (20#/14#) And that's it!