I would like to announce that we will be having another weightlifting seminar at the end of this month. An email will be sent out shortly with more info on registering, but here is the general information:
March 29-30 (Sat/Sun)
3 hours per day: 12:30-3:30
Additional training session that you may attend, performed by coaches doing heavy lifts prior to the seminar
We will be covering snatch and clean and jerk. Weight lifting experience is not required, all levels will benefit. There are only a limited number of spots available, so please register ASAP once the link is sent out. Cost options will be provided in the email. The seminar will include technique, discussion, stretching exercises, nutrition, and more. I look forward to working with you!
Happy Hump Day everyone! It is so easy for some of us to become obsessive with our workouts and diet and it becomes a “job” or something that we dread and hate. Remember why you walked in through the CF Whittier doors, whether it be to loose weight, get healthy, get stronger, to be pushed and motivated further than you can do on your own. The hour that you guys are in the gym everyday should be “FUN.” It is the hour you have out of your day to better yourself physically, and it is something that is in YOUR control in the crazy, hectic day. As you push yourself physically and mentally in here, you are growing physically and mentally. Take all your stress, anger, sadness, and emotion and let it go during your workout. Don’t forget the importance of enjoying the things you do throughout the day; so don’t allow working out and training to “loose it’s thunder” because you are now obsessed or feel obligated to come. Keeping your mind strong and your body mobile, healthy, and fit. This is something you should cherish and strive to maintain or improve upon. Awesome job today guys, keep it up and be thankful for your body and health and keep yourself focused on improving it.
In setting goals for the new year, I decided to take my training to a new, higher level. I have committed to training 3 days a week, lifting heavy, and staying focused on eating healthy. I’ve been strict for two and a half months and I have definitely seen and felt such an amazing improvement in my strength! My back squat has gone up hitting 3 reps at 200lbs and I recently accomplished something I couldn’t even imagine just a few months ago; I hit 280lbs on my deadlift for 4 reps. The numbers I’m putting up are so satisfying and give me the motivation I need to continue on this path. To me, there is nothing like hitting a new PR! All of the sacrifices I make and difficulties I face in my pursuit of getting stronger become completely worth it the moment I successfully complete a new PR. Getting stronger and hitting higher and higher PRs on my lifts is MY goal but your goal may be to perfect your pull ups or increase your flexibility. Whatever you are striving for, be sure to give yourself kudos when you do hit PRs. We tend to be hard on ourselves but it’s important to celebrate the seemingly small successes. All of these moments of glory will add up and months or even years from now, we’ll all be looking back at our current PRs in amazement at how far we’ve come. Stay focused, motivated and keep the progress going!
Hey guys. I realize that there are a lot of you who have been inundated with information recently. The rest of the trainers and myself get really excited when we get a chance to talk to you about health or nutrition. But sometimes, because we have so much to say and so many things to cover, we don’t get to fully elaborate on why something is bad for you or why you should try to eliminate certain elements from your diet.
One of the things that I think can be hard to determine is which of the nutrition tips that we give you are most applicable to you specifically. Many of the suggestions are just generally good for everyone, but its important to understand why it is specifically going to be beneficial to you. Sometimes that will mean doing a little digging for yourself. But I’m going to start you off. Here is a link to an article from Health and Fitness Sports Magazine all about the gluten-free diet and its effects. Take a look and start expanding your own nutritional knowledge.
Some quick shout outs:
Here are some people that have joined the 25 lb Club recently (having lost 25 pounds or more since starting at CFW):
Excellent work guys, and those of you out there who have also joined the 25 lb Club but that haven’t told me, please add your name to the list as a comment. You all deserve acknowledgment.