May 5, 2017

To excel in CrossFit you need to fix your mobility restrictions. Stretching and mobility are the most commonly skipped parts of fitness, and also the most misunderstood. A person with great mobility is able to perform functional movement patterns with no restrictions in their range of motion. Spending time to improve your mobility function will result in more PR’s, easier reps, and a quicker recovery.

May 5, 2017

CrossFit WODs (workout of the day) are designed around HIIT (high intensity interval training) style workouts. This is the basic idea that being highly active for a short amount of time is significantly more beneficial for your body and training purposes than being moderately active for an extended period of time. At 8th Day Gym we don’t believe you need to be in the gym for hours on end. In fact, for the hour you will be in a...

May 4, 2017

Unfortunately we live in a society that places a lot of emphasis on body shape and size. Just look on any magazine cover marketed toward women and see “15 workouts to tone and tighten!” look at the ones for men and see “the 2 week plan to get ripped fast!” Curvy is the new skinny, slender is the new bulky… whatever is in style, the point is to get you to want to change something about yourself while simultaneously getting you...

May 4, 2017

It sounds like an extreme statement, but Crossfit changes lives. It’s unlikely that coming to a class your first day at the gym will be a life changing experience (or maybe it will!) but very few singular days will actually make life altering impacts on your life when you think about it. What does make an impact is the collection of days and the habits we carry out in each of them. It’s easy to understand which habits and choi...

May 3, 2017

Maximizing your physical ability is a progress. Everyone starts at the same foundation and builds their physical condition up from there. You may see some people enter the gym with loads of muscle on them or others with incredible endurance blowing past the pack in a run, but none of them got there overnight. This is why mentality matters more than ability. Mentality is what will get you hitting your goals faster than expected...

May 3, 2017

Exercising is a key component of living a healthy lifestyle, but there are many underlying factors that go into maximizing what your body can achieve. If the main focus of your training regime is showing up to the gym and giving 110%, then you’re off to a good start. But something that you need to consider is how you take care of your body outside of the gym which will help you achieve your peak performance during your workout...

May 3, 2017

The gym is a key fundamental to living a healthy lifestyle. But people overlook the behind the scenes work that is needed to maximize gains while at the gym. Fueling your body with the right foods, and more importantly, the right amount of food, is what will help you see the most improvement. We all have different health goals. Losing weight before summer, adding weight before next season, or getting lean for that next competi...

May 1, 2017

While an air squat appears simple enough to accomplish, it’s often performed incorrectly with first-time Crossfit athletes. Going through the basics of the air squat will help you work on your form on your own time, and help correct your personal weakspots.

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