Hope everyone enjoyed their 4th of July!
Now it’s time to get back in gym mode and accomplish some goals!
Let’s end this bright weekend with a
couple bright smiles from CrossFit San Ramon!
These awesome members and coaches of CFSR kick butt every time they’re in the gym! 🏅
Make sure to check out the schedule at CFSR to see when you can come in for a class and who to work out with. Click here!
We are officially past the half way mark of May! Take a moment and reflect on where you were May 1st and where you are now. Did you destroy your goals? Did you find a new WOD that you love? 🏋 Are you starting to notice changes in your body? Keep track of these things, they make all the difference in your journey!
What do you want to accomplish today?
Your best is waiting for you, but you have to change things for the better in order to accomplish your best. Just ask our 6 week challengers!
Keep it up everyone! You’re almost there and you’ve been kicking butt! Show us what you’re made of! P.S. tomorrow is Bring a Guest Day, you can bring a friend to work out with you and sweat it out!
Happy Birthday Lori!🎂
In honor our beloved coach and diva, we are going to have a birthday WOD specially for Lori’s birthday, designed by her! Can you hang?
Take it from Lori: When you’re tired, learn to rest, not to quit! Check out the WOD below!
41 is Fabulous
20 Min AMRAP
41 OH Squats 75/55(rx+) 95/65
14 Paralette Dips (rx+) Ring Dips
41 Hang Power Clean – Same Bar
14 Pull Ups
41 Jacknife Sit Ups
14 Front Rack Lunge
Happy Hump Day!
Have you made progress on your goals this week?
This is the most important part of CrossFit. You make your goals, and then your goal makes you. If it’s getting easier, you’re doing it wrong and need to step it up. Don’t take the step “Repeat” literally, if you do the same workouts for the rest of the day, the rest of the week, the rest of the month, you’re going to be in the same place! Make sure to check the blog for a new WODs by the most skilled trainers we have.
This is your challenge!
Check out the pictures from the Cinco de Mayo Throwdown, click here!
Pullups: The Ultimate Test of Relative Body Strength
As you may or may not know, pullups are one of the best workouts that is not only convenient but yields amazing benefits.
Below are a list of the many benefits of doing pullups:
Benefit #1: Convenience
Pullups are one of the most convenient exercises around and can be done almost anywhere. All you really need is a bar and your body.
Benefit #2: Compound Upper-body Exercise
Compound exercises target multiple muscle groups. There is no other excise that will make your upper body grow quite like pullups. Specifically, pullups do a great job of targeting the back and biceps. If you want a V-taper physique, pullups are a must!
Benefit #3: Easily Increase Intensity
Regularly increasing the intensity of your workouts is one of the secrets to building muscle. You can boost the intensity of your back workout simply by strapping a weight plate to your waist or hanging a kettle bell or dumbbell from your feet.
Benefit #4: Many Variations
There are so many variations to pull ups. The great thing is that one variation doesn’t require any additional equipment than another variation. All you’ve got to do is change up your grip. The overhand pullup is the best variation for getting your lats to grow nice and wide. Other variations are grip pullups and reverse grip pullups or chinups place more emphasis on the biceps.
Benefit #5: Grip Strength
Pullups are the perfect exercise for strengthening your grip.
Benefit #6: Fat Loss
Pullups will get your heart rate up and really kick your butt. If you want to boost the fat loss effects of pullups, decrease the time in-between sets or super-set your pullups with another exercise.