Thursday, January 21, 2010

It's that Simple

As many of you know my wife Heather and I are co-owners and coaches at CrossFit Lethbridge. If you have time this Friday and Saturday pop by the exhibition grounds for the "Health and Wellness Fair" that will be occurring. Heather and I will be there manning a table for CrossFit Lethbridge and looking to gain some new clients. We would appreciate any and all referrals you could give us. Tell your friends, family, even strangers about the fitness revolution taking place and that at CFLA they can get a piece of it for themselves. We primarily do most of our advertising through word of mouth, so any positive words you could throw out there for us and referrals would be greatly appreciated. We have a free trial class that occurs every Saturday at 10:30 if people want to give it a try for themselves. No strings attached.

This week has been mainly featuring squat and methods of improving poundage for squat. It is important to note that there is one large determining factor for having a big squat. That one factor is you have to squat! You can do all the accessory work you want, use all the fancy tools and equipment, but if you don't squat it will not head the direction it should and can go. It seems like a simple enough concept, but it is easy to forget the best way to get better at something is to do that something. Squat often, squat with different styles, squat with high volume, squat with low volume, squat for speed, etc. etc. etc. but in the end get under the bar and squat.

Congratulations to all cartoon winners (Kyle G, Tyler B, Kim O and The Big Spoon from Fort Mac himself Kris Fraser). Send me an email as to what WOD you would like to see come up for next week....or we can sit down and create a new one for you as well.

This weeks guest programmer has been Mike Kesthely. Mike has helped us out in the past with nurtition info and frequents the comment board on a regular basis. Thanks for helping us out Mike and giving us a dose of training Kesthely style.

"Cement Legs"
5 Rounds for Time
12 Thrusters Guys @ 95 Gals @ 65
50' Sled Drag
15 Burpees
50' Sled Drag
** We only have 6 sleds for drag, so people may have to pair up or stagger starting times for the WOD