Thursday, January 31, 2013

So Many Ways to Measure...

There are so many ways to measure fitness. Yet we so often only focus on that magical little scale in hopes that the little red line is heading backwards. I would like to point out some other key elements to great overall fitness...Strength, Power & Range of Motion!! No it doesn't make the scale go backwards, in fact sometimes it might make it slip up a little bit, but don't fool yourself about the importance of these elements. This is not just something athletes and young men should take pride in. Everyone that walks into our gym should be taking pride in improving these key physical skill sets.

One of the biggest keys to being healthy is staying healthy. Now how often have you seen someone, heard of someone, or been hurt yourself by grabbing onto something too heavy and trying to move it with poor form? One of the core fundamentals of CrossFit is functional movements and range of motion.  Lets take one of our members. Ryan for example...since starting with us this summer, Ryan has made more then a 100 lb increase in his Dead-lift and Back Squat with full range of motion. Now, let's say for FUN that Ryan from six months ago and the Ryan right now are both moving from their poor run down apartment to a nice lavish home in the subdivision where their kids are going to get to play ride bikes and hang with dad. They both are going into their bedroom to grab a box full of encyclopedias and dictionaries only they think their filled with socks. Ryan from six months ago grabs the box all slouched over, shoulders rounded, arms bent, knees way over his toes with a dead-lift max of 135 lbs and then the new beefy:) Ryan grabs a hold of that same box with his shoulders back, weight on his heels, arms hanging like straps and a dead-lift max of 355 lbs...What do you think is the outcome and more importantly who do you think at the end of the day can go play catch or go for a bike ride with their kids?????

There is nothing wrong with wanting to lose weight and quite often it is a very important piece to improving someones overall health, but don't think for a second that it is the most important or the only way to measure fitness gains. This is why we get so excited when we see our athletes improve their overall fitness and not just trimming a few lbs. We want each and everyone of you to enjoy a healthier and happier lifestyle. 

Below you will see some of our members AWESOME improvements they have made over the last six months in two very functional movements (Dead-lift & Back Squat). GREAT JOB EVERYONE!!! We are so proud of everything you are all accomplishing...Keep up the good work and take pride in your achievements!! 

Thank you for blessing us each and every day!!

The Exline's

Back Squats

Angela 140 (Oct) to 160
Bethany 185 (July) to 200
Julie PVC (Oct) to 45
Lisa PVC (Aug) to 105
Nick 250 (Oct) to 300
Roger 85 (Aug) to 185
Ryan PVC (Aug) to 265
Shannon PVC (Aug) to 110
Sheri PVC (Aug) to 110
Tammy PVC (Aug) to 85
Theresa PVC (Aug) to 115
Trish PVC (Aug) to 80

Deadlift


Angela 140 (Aug) to 230
Bethany 245 (June) to 270
Graysen 275(Dec) to 335
Michelle 145 (Sep) to 165
Madison 200 (Sep) to 215
Nick  295 (Oct)  to 345
Theresa 100(Aug) to 145






5 comments:

  1. That's great thank you guys for keeping us focused!

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  2. Thanks Trevor and Bethany, for being so willing to help all of us Banks people. Who would have thought that in June when Lori and I started with you that this would have grown so far. If my memory serves me then Tammy H. started. From there you got Lolly, Angela. Theresa T. who was doing boot camp and would see coming out dripping sweat joined us. Trish, Roger, Lisa, Ryan, even my husband Tom who drug his feet in finally started, from there the list goes on and on to what you have today. You guys rock and thank you for sharing.
    Love you Guys



    Sheri

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  3. yeah you guys are great Thanks I never would have guessed I would be doing this,I gotta say I was a little lonly tonight no one else at the 5:30 class. Nick did a great job keeping me going 15:56 , Thanks to you all for helping me stay with it.

    Tammy

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