My Personal Goal to Motivate You at Humble Beast CrossFit

This blog post was written by Coach Kevin Higgins.

When I joined Humble Beast CrossFit in October 2014, I had zero clue on how to do squat. Literally, I couldn’t squat, bench press, power clean, deadlift, snatch or push press. Even prior to 2014, when I belonged to a globo gym, I’d go at some strange, off-peak hour, so no one would see me attempt to lift because 1) I had no idea what I was doing, 2) I was intimidated by the bro and bro-ette’s, and 3) I cared too much about what others would think of my fitness. I’m certain I carried all of these insecurities (and probably more) with me into Day 1 at Humble Beast CrossFit.

May You Be Motivated This Month and Beyond

You know the feeling you get when you see an advertisement for a new product from your favorite company? The excitement that builds when you see a trailer for a new summer blockbuster that promises to be the best film you will ever see? What about the anxiousness that builds all day Friday before it’s friYAY night? How about the impatience you have when you get a new pair of shoes, dress, jeans, golf clubs, etc; something you cannot wait to use? What about the irrational behavior you exhibit when you hear that new summer jam (Drake, nice for what)? You know the dancing in public feeling, the “I can do anything with this song playing feeling.” Well, these are all normal internal feelings associated with being motivated.  

April Focus: Strength, Maintenance and Self-Myofascial Release

20 days of eccentric lifting has passed and we will now progress into tightening the muscular fascia back to an inelastic responsive state. The last four weeks may have seemed long, but it was technically only 20 days. #Perspective. Certain athletic programs call for 4-6 months of eccentric work. Eccentric work was again, to undo all the tightening of the musculature that max month had done. It also contrasts all the “heavy” load capacity with much more manageable percentage-based loads, so that we can emphasize functional and optimal range of motion (ROM). We highly encourage you when/if you feel super tight and achy at any point in your exercise journey, to incorporate 1-2 weeks of eccentric loading.

THE BENEFITS AND IMPORTANCE OF GETTING GOOD SLEEP

Here's the scenario: It’s Friday and you can’t finish the WOD. The deadlifts feel really heavy and let’s just say you’re really glad we use spotters when benching. There could be several factors at play here that may make you feel this way. If this doesn’t sound like you, you are still able to learn and grow from this blog post; potentially have an even greater increase in performance (inside and outside of the gym).