Typhoon Yolanda Aid appeal
Workout and BBQ
On behalf of JR and GCS thank you to everyone who came along and helped out on Saturday. You generosity is going directly to help rebuild the home and lives of our extended community.
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You should have noticed in class recently we have begun completing one “stretch” at the end of the session. The stretches themselves and the method of the stretch, have been chosen so to increase the depth of squat with the greatest efficiency.
We are all somewhat familiar with stretching but most of us rarely do it or if we do, waste a great deal of time and effort with little return. For the most part we want to stretch, we feel good when we do stretch, but we fall short of actually continuing to promote the habit.
Most of us do not stretch enough and based on my own experience, we tend to ignore it for a few broader reason’s being; I don’t have time, it hurts, I don’t know how, It’s hard or I want to but I forget. These are obviously concurrent excuses for all behaviours that will generally benefit someone, all health/fitness professionals will understand, but are themselves not immune. Further, the small percentage of people that will begin stretching, become unmotivated for any number of reasons. Sometimes stemming from a perceived necessity of stretching (or lack there of) called pseudo-science or bro-science. Unsubstantiated claims that stretching doesn’t work, or is some how worse for you, generally propagated by the popular media are not supported by the scientific method . Basically You’re Doing It Wrong.
Saturday saw the second bi-annual inter gym competition between Reebok CrossFit GCS and CrossFit Newcastle hosted by CrossFit Newcastle. The stakes were high with not only pride at stake, but the inauguration of the illustrious Givem Cold Steel Pig Plate (pictured).
Try doing these 4 stretches before you go to bed each night, see how much difference it makes.
Do these stretches below statically!!! For a period of 6-12 weeks first.
To dramatically increase flexibility of the shoulders for Snatching for the “experienced stretcher”. Perform after working out using isometric contractions described.