CROSSFIT SUFFOLK: Powered By SPARTAN PERFORMANCE
When you want to be really proficient with any implement it helps if you practice daily and make it such a part of your being that you are hardly separated from it including while you sleep!
No one in our gym is more proficient with a kettlebell than Patrick! He knows the secret. And yes….he’s pretty good with a cell phone too!
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10 MYTHS ABOUT OLYMPIC WEIGHTLIFTING THAT NEED TO STOP By Dresdin Archibald for Breaking Muscle (Dresdin Archibald is a 63-year-old accountant from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He started weight training in 1963 at age 14, moving over to the Olympic-lifts in 1966, and continues training to this day.)
THE DIRTY LITTLE SECRET OF THE FEMALE ATHLETE: CELLULITE “I bet you’re still wondering why some women – even thin, lean athletic women – tend to have lots of cellulite and their female counterparts do not. Genetics, my friend. If your connective tissue is put together differently than your friend’s, your skin is going to look different. Just like skin color, hair, and height are all genetically determined, so is your predisposition to cellulite. That’s right, Mother Nature decides if you are to be dimple free or not.
She must find the dimples cute because 85-98% of post-pubertal females have cellulite. Yes! That means almost all women have cellulite.
That’s a hard pill to swallow for a lot of us, including myself. Really? My cellulite is not my fault? These dimples don’t signal to the world that I’m a fatty? No. No. And No.“—Vanessa Bennington for Breaking Muscle
Workout of the Day
EMOM for 5 minutes:
Hang Power Clean @ 70% 1 rep max
EMOM means Every Minute On The Minute. This portion of the workout is designed to prime your central nervous system for the next part of the workout, nothing more.
30 minutes to establish 1 rep max Back Squat
The back squat workout begins with performing low rep sets (1-5 reps) with an empty bar then progressively increasing the weight. When the weight becomes challenging take at least 2 minutes in between squats, perform one back squat at a time. Those squatting more than twice their body weight are advised to use a lifting belt.
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great article from breaking muscle, especially the myth about women lifters, to me any one who shows up and puts weight on the bar inspires me. Nice picture of Patrick, it reminded me of a lotto commercial http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVYNF2vtrOA
tell me that’s not Pat lol
I am a mom of 3, I have fought & continue to fight the weight battle, I have recently crossed over into my late thirties! AND to read this article about how cellulite is genetic. It’s nice to read but I still hate it & I still hate stretch marks. But as a woman with kids-been overweight & our of twenties- my cellulite & stretch marks are my battle scars & I care WAY more about what I can do in the gym then how I look. Thanks for the article! See you later!
I may have shorts & sports bra on revealing my stretch marks and cellulite. ( just kidding it’s winter )
Good morning John-
How did you get the picture?
And if it’s true I need to sleep w the weights to get where Pat is I’m on it! Lmao
I’m visiting family out in Stafford, VA. Went to their local Crossfit Stafford. I complete the WOD in 40:26, it’s good to know that the Crossfit community and people are so awesome and welcoming anywhere you go 🙂
10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 REPS OF:
• TIRE FLIPS (REPS CAN BE COUNTED TOGETHER IF FLIPPING BIG TIRE TOGETHER!!!)
• OH WEIGHTED LUNGES (#45/#25)
• RING DIPS
• 200 M RUN WITH SOMETHING (MED BALL, SLAM BALL, FIREHOSE, SANDBAG, SLEDGE)
Kelly your right – the stretch marks and cellulite are battle scars!! I have never escaped those – especially in my 20’s!! I have a new found confidence with having strength!! Cellulite be damned!! Let me know when you go in with shorts and sports bra, I’ll be there dressed the same!!
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I think I got it to work! George: Great article. See you guys/gals tonight.
That video of the guy screaming…made my day..I saw that commercial a long time ago…it cracks me up every time.
I can’t even comment today because i unfortunately can’t get passed the cellulite/ stretch mark thing especially without having any kids!!!
Barbara – i had them before i had kids!! Yo yo dieting was not my best friend
Never, and I mean EVER, was I involved in a conversation with any guy (or guys) and the topic of a woman’s cellulite or stretch marks come up! There are guys that will describe things that shouldn’t be described and those that pass judgment on a woman’s character or behavior, but never have I heard a man say anything to the effect of, “Nice girl—too bad she’s got cellulite.” I’ve never heard a man ask, “Did you see the cellulite on that woman?”. Men don’t care.
The first I heard of cellulite was when my wife, some years into our marriage, asked me if she had it. I responded with, “What the f**k are you talking about.” (Yes, I always sensitive.) She would then point to the back of her leg, look at me with terror in her eyes like those young girls in Friday The 13th movies when being chased by the goalie-mask wearing Jason, and scream, “IT’S RIGHT THERE”. To this day I’m not sure I saw anything, but she said it was there so I believe her.
My point is that two seconds later I was not thinking about it and the only time I ever thought about it again was when she brought it up.
Have I seen it on other women?
Did it affect me in any way?
Not in the least.
I’ve seen women with stretch marks, scars on their face, and skin grafts. None of these things mattered. In fact I had forgotten I had seen such “blemishes” until these comments jogged my memory.
The people with real blemishes are the ones who are ugly on the inside. Their ugliness comes from their soul and manifests itself in some external form.
Being beautiful has nothing to do with having “perfect skin” or a “perfect body”.
I’m sorry to hear that in your misspent youth you adapted a diet of yo-yos. What could have lead you to eating a popular toy?
Now Ho-Hos, on the other hand, weren’t the healthiest choice, but boy did they taste good.
HO-HOs not YO-YOs!!
Believe me when I say there is probably no one more self-aware of their body than me. I’m just over the battle with how I look. It’s far more important how I feel. I feel great. Better than I ever have In a long long time. I work hard, I feel the results – that’s what counts. Cellulite? Whatever!