CROSSFIT SUFFOLK: Powered By SPARTAN PERFORMANCE
4 rounds for time of:
400 meter run
50 air squats
Rich L.—Husband, father, grandfather, business owner, crossfitter. Know what he's not? A complainer or an excuse maker. Rich is 69 years old. He has a bum knee and a bad elbow. He doesn't ask, "How can I workout?" He asks, "How should I workout today?" Is it any wonder that Greg, Sal and Richie, Rich's boys, are amongst the top performers in the gym and in life. A real man and a true gentleman, Rich credits Mrs. "L" for the boys good upbringing. We're not arguing, but we believe Greg, Sal and Richie get their gym work ethic from Dad!
There are two take-home lessons:
1) Don't let age or a physical ailment dictate whether you can workout or not. If you're able to move you're probably able to workout. If a physical ailment is keeping you from training please don't whine about it. Nobody is interested in your excuses.
2) If you want your children to grow up in a culture of fitness let them see you workout. When they are older workout with them. Some day they may stray off the "training path", but when it is a part of them from childhood there's a good chance they'll find their way back.
Squat Like A Boss "In my experience coaching people to look up and to hyperextend their
cervical spine isn’t a great idea in the grand scheme of things. We’re
always telling people not to deadlift or squat with a rounded LOWER back
(which is part of the spine last time I checked) for fear of
compromising its integrity and causing injury.
Why, then, is it perfectly okay to disregard the cervical spine? Do
we not want to prevent anything bad from happening in our neck?"—Tony Gentilcore