Friday, February 6

We are happy to announce that Dr. Eric Graf will be here Saturday morning to provide some chiropractic care to our athletes. Dr. Graf practices at Train Out Pain and specializes in Active Release Technique. If you have any movement issues or lingering pain come in and get checked out. Now for the Weekly Roundup! Here's an article called A Secret to Becoming Successful in Weightlifting, but the "secret" can apply to everything in our lives. I'll spoil it a little by posting a quote from the article:

Peer pressure is real. You will turn into the five people that you spend the most time with. If you have certain goals that you want to accomplish, then you need to surround yourself with people who possess traits that will help you reach those goals.

http://www.catalystathletics.com/article/1833/A-Secret-to-Becoming-Successful-in-Weightlifting/

Here's the beginning of a great progression towards toes to bar. If this movement gives you trouble start with the drills listed here. http://www.crossfitinvictus.com/blog/steps-to-toes-to-bar-progressions-1-4-hollow-body-and-bow-position/

Here's a great article with tips and breathing drills to help open up your thoracic spine and help the shoulders open up. The Scapula and Thoracic Spine: A Classic Love Story To Improve Your Overhead Position.

Here's a cool conversation between a young CrossFitter, Games athlete Jason Khalipa and CrossFit mobility guru Kelly Starrett.

And finally, thanks to Kyle, here's a interesting, short explanation of what happens to the fat you "burn" off when exercising. Where does it go?

Workout for Friday, February 6 Every 2 min for 14 min 1 Full Clean, 1 Front Squat, 1 Jerk (split or push) Start no heavier than 65% of Push Press Max Increase by max of 10lb with CLEAN (as in good) Lifts ONLY!

AMRAP 8 min 4 Handstand Push-ups 8 Kettlebell Swings (1.5/1) 12 Air Squats

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