Tuesday, September 18
CrossFit shared this video a few days ago from a local Tampa Bay news station. I love it for lots of reasons - primarily because the woman featured is an awesome inspiration for everyone.
But there’s not just one lady there. This gym is full of older clients lifting heavy weights and that is amazing itself.
We know that lifting weights and other resistance training is extremely important as we age to keep muscle mass and bone density, but it is hard to convince everyone that it is safe. Hopefully, stories like this will show that it is not only safe, but it makes you feel better and keeps you healthier longer.
I also love that CrossFit gyms across the country are filled with a wide variety of age groups performing the same basic exercises.
"Our understanding is that the needs of Olympic athletes and our grandparents differ by degree, not kind. One needs functional competence to stay out of the nursing home. The other one wants functional dominance to win medals." —Greg Glassman, CrossFit Founder and CEO
We all need to move in the same ways - squatting down, picking things up, running, jumping, etc. Just because we get older doesn’t mean we stop doing these things. Yes, the degree and intensity in how we perform these things changes, but the movements themselves are the same.
Workout for Tuesday, September 18
Pull Up Progressions
Deadlifts (225/155) and T2B