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CFSR 3.27.2018

Holiday weekend hours begin This Friday!

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Congratulations to everyone who completed the 2018 CrossFit Open!  So many amazing PRs!  Keep an eye out for Karen Smith as she moves on to the Masters Qualifier!


CFSR 3.09.18

Foundational Movements of CrossFit continued…

The Deadlift targets the gluteus maximus which is the biggest muscle in the body and of the three powerlifting movements.  Nothing targets the butt as hard as the deadlift! Strong glutes transfer to better endurance, power, and pain prevention.

The Sumo Deadlift High Pull primarily strengthens the hamstrings, glutes, lower back and upper traps.

The Medicine-Ball Clean targets the muscles of the arms, shoulders, and even the abdominal muscles. It’s excellent for engaging the gluteus maximus, hamstrings, calves, lower back, upper traps, biceps and forearms.  The medicine ball clean is an exercise that is extremely effective for building size and strength and it’s a very popular movement to add to any WOD.

 


CFSR 3.08.18

Foundational Movements of CrossFit continued…

The Shoulder Press targets the deltoids, trapezius, triceps, serratus anterior and the upper portion of the pecs.  The most important benefit of this movement is that it will increase your bone strength and improve stability which decreases the risk for osteoporosis.

The Push Press targets the calves, quads, core, deltoids, and triceps.  Push pressing forces you to produce maximal force in minimal time.

The Push Jerk involves explosive power coming from a strong posterior chain and explosive hips.  It is a variation of an Olympic lift that develops full-body power.

To be continued…


CFSR 2.26.18

Motivation Monday

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Stay motivated and don’t forget why you started!

Curious to learn more? Contact CrossFit San Ramon today.


CFSR 2.22.18

CROSSFIT OPEN STARTS TODAY!

Where grassroots meets greatness: Compete with hundreds of thousands of athletes in five workouts over five weeks. Do it for fun, your affiliate family, fitness or to reach Regionals and fight for a chance to make it to the 2018 Reebok CrossFit Games in Madison, Wisconsin.

Individuals around the world are preparing for a celebration of community and a test of fitness. It’s an opportunity to set goals, make a commitment and suffer through the process of progress in the company of many friends.

From Fittest on Earth to first-timer, we all start together. What are you waiting for?

 Get signed up!

We need judges too!

http://www.games.crossfit.com

Are you curious to learn how the Open started?

Check out this video:

 


CFSR 2.14.18

CrossFit: Why It’s Worth Trying

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Below are 5 reasons why CrossFit is worth a try if you’re looking for a fitness journey that can make positive changes in your life.

  1. It’s a challenge: CrossFit can provide a challenge both mentally and physically.  Some say that if you are not progressing then you’re regressing and embracing a challenge leads to progress.

  2. You will definitely see results: if you commit to CrossFit, you will see results in your agility, strength, endurance and overall health.  It will also encourage you to eat nutritious food to fuel your body so you can improve your performance and generate better results.

  3. It creates empowerment: CrossFit makes you feel empowered when you complete workouts you never thought would be possible.  It gives you a sense of ownership, control and contributes to the mindset that you are a total boss.

  4. It’s a culture and a community: CrossFit individuals experiencing real challenges and providing endless support for one another quickly become a family, NOT just a class. Most gyms participate in group activities like The Open or local competitions, and many encourage members to give back to the local community outside their own walls.

  5. It’s workout with a purpose: CrossFit doesn’t only specialize in one area of your body.  It is an overall fitness experience that is fun and aims to improve quality of living by making everyday movements part of programming.

Curious to try CrossFit?

Contact us today and join one of the most progressive and popular fitness regimens.  We offer personal training packages  – whether it’s weight loss, muscle gain, better athletic performance, or just getting prepared for CrossFit – we got you covered!  Check out our Personal Training Page at http://www.crossfitsr.com and get started today!


February Reminders:

InBody composition machine is here Tuesday, 2/20. $40 for one session or two for $70. Sign up on excel sheet (in the newsletter)

2018 CrossFit Open starts Thursday, 2/22, get signed up! games.crossfit.com We need judges too!

 

 


CFSR 2.13.18

Have no idea what to get the special CrossFitter in your life for Valentine’s Day?  Well, look no further because we’ve put together some gift ideas to make them smile from ear-to-ear this Valentine’s Day (not a sponsored post).

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Out of the Cave Meal Delivery Service – Meal Prep for Athletes: Have you tried the TWO NEW meals?  Pollitas and Pork Adobo?  They are so DELICIOUS! Every Monday night at 8 PM fresh meals are brought to CrossFit San Ramon for your CrossFitter.  If you’d like to order custom meals, please go to outofthecavefood.com/order to get started!

Designs for Health at CrossFit San Ramon: Give your loved one the gift of pre and post workout shakes, bars, vitamins, supplements, joint health, etc. The bars and shakes taste oh so good and just about any CrossFitter (or fitness fan) would love them too!  Check out http://www.crossfitsr.com and let Tim or Lori help you with any questions you might have.

US Cryotheraphy: Buy your CrossFitter a session for Valentine’s Day.  CrossFit San Ramon members receive a special of $29 for 1 Whole Body + Localized Cryotherapy + Hydro Massage + NormaTec Compression.

Speed Rope: A lot of CrossFitters own their own jump rope, but if you’re buying for a newbie, a speed rope is a great option. Most of them are adjustable, so you can give them one that they can later customize to their preference.  These can be found online through Amazon, RxSmartGear, or RPMTraining.

Paleo Cookbook: Not every CrossFitter eats Paleo, but many of them are healthy eaters. Here is a list of Paleo Cookbooks worth buying: Juli Bauer’s Paleo Cookbook, Practical Paleo by Diane Sanfilippo, Fed & Fit by Cassy Joy Garcia.

Calf Sleeve: Having rope climbs in a workout means that you NEED some sort of shin protection. Otherwise, you’re ripping up your leg, which does not feel good. (It also looks pretty gross.) Knee-high socks are a great option, but slipping on a calf sleeve is so much easier! Give your loved one a pair for Valentine’s day.

Magnetic WOD Smartphone Mount: This mount is great for recording Olympic lifts and other movements to help improve form. It’s also pretty awesome for taking photos/videos for your blog or Instagram!

I hope you found these suggestions helpful.  Now go out there and make your CrossFitter a happy Valentine!


February Reminders:

InBody composition machine is here Tuesday, 2/20. $40 for one session or two for $70. Sign up on excel sheet (in the newsletter)

2018 CrossFit Open starts Thursday, 2/22, get signed up! games.crossfit.com We need judges too!