Prior to joining our CrossFit classes, everyone must participate in Foundations, a 3 week-long program designed to gradually introduce the movements, training and intensity found in our group classes.

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What is CrossFit?

CrossFit is essentially cardio, gymnastics and strength training rolled into one eclectic, efficient package. We perform pullups, pushups, handstands and box jumps.  We lift weights, swing kettlebells, climb ropes and throw medicine balls.  We run, row, jump rope and use gymnastics rings. We mix all of these elements together in challenging and creative ways so that you never get bored.     

Our coaches are responsible for ensuring that your workout is not easy nor impossible, that your form and range of motion are correct, that your speed and intensity are appropriate, that the exercises and weights are adjusted to your fitness level, and that you have a plan for long-term success.

By committing to our program, you will learn new skills, improve your nutrition habits, get stronger, feel and look better and improve your quality of life.

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Wednesday
Mar142012

Coach's Tip: Use the Hook Grip

Coach Rob ALWAYS uses chalk and the hook grip…even while driving.Coach Rob on the Hook Grip

When performing Olympic lifts (clean, snatch, etc) be sure to always use the “hook grip”.  To hook grip your barbell, initiate by wrapping your thumb around the bar, followed by the rest of your fingers securely holding your thumb and the barbell.  This grip not only is considered a necessity in the weight lifting world, but also allows you to lift more weight than you would be able to without using it.  At first, the grip may feel uncomfortable, but with time your hands will adapt and you won’t even remember how you used to lift weights without it. 

Side note:  In conjunction with the hook grip, chalk is also important in helping you grip the barbell.  Remember, a little chalk goes a long way, and please keep it in the bucket! :)

For more information on the hook grip, please click here.
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Schedule Update

To better accommodate the CFGC community, we will be offering a 10am class! This schedule change will begin Monday, March 19th.

As always, please remember to reserve your spot in class.

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