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February 27, 2017

Geared Up (Part 2): Weightlifting Belts

Weightlifting belts are a go to for most weightlifters, let’s explore some key benefits of wearing a weightlifting belt. Key Benefits of Wearing a Weightlifting Belt Stabilize & Reduce Stress on Your Spine: Wearing a weight belt stabilizes the spine and reduces the stress it receives when lifting heavy weights. This is how lifting belts can help to protect against back injuries during lifting. Creates Better Body Mechanics: A weightlifting belt forces you to lift more with your legs than your back, which is precisely the biomechanical position you want to use when lifting something from the ground and squatting with […]
February 27, 2017

5 Benefits of Weight Training

Getting stronger is always a major benefit, but did you know about these other weight training benefits? Reduce body fat: When you lift weights your body builds type II muscle fibers. These muscle fibers improve metabolism and as a result, reduce body fat. Fights osteoporosis: As we age, we lose muscle and bone mass.  When weight lifting your muscles adapt by becoming bigger and stronger. The same thing happens to your bones – they adapt and become stronger. Reduce your risk of diabetes: Studies have found that men who lifted weights for 150 minutes each week — about five 30-minute sessions […]
February 26, 2017

Gear Shift

CrossFit Aesthetics – CrossFit P1: Push Press (4×5) P2: Kettlebell Swings (4×10) Metcon (Time) For time: 10 Deadlifts (185/125) 20 pull-ups 30 wall ball (20/14) 400m run 30 wall ball 20 pull-ups 10 deadlifts
February 23, 2017

17.1

CrossFit Aesthetics – CrossFit CrossFit Games Open 17.1 (Time) For time: 10 snatches 15 burpee box jump-overs 20 snatches 15 burpee box jump-overs 30 snatches 15 burpee box jump-overs 40 snatches 15 burpee box jump-overs 50 snatches 15 burpee box jump-overs M: 50-lb. dumbbell / 24-in. box F: 35-lb. dumbbell / 20-in. box Time cap: 20 minutes