Saturday, July 01, 2006
"Whether you want to improve your golf swing, fight cellulite, reduce weight, improve your fitness and flexibility or build up your muscles, the Power Plate will help you to reach your goals. And best of all, you don’t even need to exert yourself. Only ten minutes of Power-Plate training, three times a week, is enough. . ."
More amazing than the fact that this was produced is that someone will purchase said POS, use it the advertised 10 minutes a day 3 days a week, and consider their time on the device a workout. What a gullible society we are. Anything that promises results with no effort is embraced. This garbage is the absolute antithesis of CrossFit - no Variety, no Intensity and absolutely no Functionality.
...Power this, blaster that, extreme evertything...one would think that at some point the shallow end of the gene pool would have dried up enough to put the early morning infomercial people out of business. Alas, tis not yet true.
I could not help but ask to post these comments.
Friday, June 30, 2006
I have figured out some more setting for the camera. (It only took a year) The sequence photos are going to all me to analyze form in detail.
Over and back: Solid work.
Wednesday, June 28, 2006
It is rare that I post anyone’s testimonials. Most of the ones I won’t post are before and after pictures and weight loss testimonials. The main goal of our strength and conditioning program is performance: Specific, measurable performance. The appearances are a secondary benefit but are not the primary purpose of what we do.
To quote one on my favorites from Attila the Hun: Superficial goals lead to superficial results.
We have been talking a lot about performance enhancing programming. One on my clients posted these comments on the Michigan Mountain Bike Association forum: http://www.mmba.org/viewtopic.php?t=45147
Why do we get the results we do?
The next link is some physiology gobbledygook that all coaches know inherently and use based on experience: http://home.hia.no/~stephens/interval.htm
We base our training on CrossFit methodology. Constantly varied functional movements executed at high intensity. The workouts are non-sustainable, highly intense efforts that illicit the broadest training responses possible.
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I found the first clip real amusing. Kind of a counter to everything the media says about what is going on. If I can find that song, I am sure it will join one of my Boot Camp mixes.
Imagine the pardigm shift if the soldiers in Vietnam had portable camera and the internet to truly document what went on.
1 Mile Run
100 Pull Ups
200 Push Ups
1 Mile Run
*With Body armor or 20 pound vest if you are able.
In memory of Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy, 29, of Patchogue, N.Y., who was killed in Afghanistan June 28th, 2005. This workout was one of Mike's favorites and he'd named it 'Body Armor.' From here on it will be referred to as 'Murph' in honor of the focused warrior and great American who wanted nothing more in life than to serve this great country and the beautiful people who make it what it is.
To my Boot Camp classes: Thank you. It is such a pleasure to train such inspirational people. No matter what your fitness level is or how you need to modify the workout to make is doable for you, the very thought of attempting such a workout inspires me greatly. You make it all worth while.
There is no subsititute for hard work.
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Monday, June 26, 2006
We had a small class so we did a little different work out.
Round 1: Ball slams - 10, 15, 20, 25 for time
Round 2: Ball Thruster - 20, 20, 20, 20
Round 3: Slam/Thruster Combo - 10, 10, 10, 10