Family Fun FITness

 

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(The Bucko Clan: Ashley, Thomas and Nathan)

Working out with your family can be one of the best motivators you can get! Who doesn’t want to work out with their parents, and battle them in a FITness competition? Or rather than fight with your brother or sister over a video game, fight for the best time in the workout? Make it a goal in 2014 to get your family closer, through FITness!

We have classes at SICFIT Scottsdale for all ages, and all FITness levels. We are lucky to have several families that come and workout together at SICFIT Scottsdale, and watching the family sweat together is amazing!

Now is the PERFECT time to bring in those relatives, those siblings, parents and cousins, as over the next 3 days we have Guest Days! Bring them in to any class on January 7th, 8th and 9th and let them see for themselves how SICFIT Scottsdale can help them reach their goals! Check out the class schedule here!

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(Brother and Sister: Nevin and Mary)

Food as Fuel Coming Soon!

 

Strength in Conditioning for Tuesday, January 7, 2014

We do a lot of hard work here at SICFIT Scottsdale. But all of your sweat, soreness, and success is in vain if you don’t back it up with hard work in the kitchen! Your nutrition is key in achieving the fitness goals you want, and in fueling your body to get the most out of your training. At SICFIT Scottsdale, we got your back when it comes to nutrition with our Food as Fuel seminar. At this seminar we will teach you the basics and benefits of the Paleo Diet, and give you some great ideas on how to integrate  it into your lifestyle. So, if you need a nutrition make-over or just a little bit of positive reinforcement to get back on track, then please join us Thursday 1/16, at 7:30pm for the first Food as Fuel seminar of the year!
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WARMUP
3 Rounds
500 Meter row
1 Minute rest in between
SKILL
Snatch progression
CONDITIONING 
7 Rounds
7 Toes to Bar
7 Snatches
7 Back Squats
LIFE 35/45 | FITNESS 65/95 | SPORT 85/105
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2014 FITness Challenge, Sign up TODAY!

 

Mark your calendars! We will be hosting a 1 day, in house FITness competition. Instead of our regular prelims and finals, you get to bring your A-game for one FITness filled morning at SICFIT Scottsdale. The competition will be held January 18th starting at 9am. Bring friends and family to cheer you on! The components in this workout are open to ALL FITness levels, so no matter where you are on your FITness journey, you CAN do this! Cost for this event is $30! There will be CASH prizes! So don’t miss out! Sign up at the gym TODAY or call 480-922-3253 to reserve your spot!

 

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Practicing Mental Poise

 

Strength in Conditioning for Monday, January 6, 2014

“Remember that when life’s path is steep, keep your mind even.” ~ Horace

Not every day at the gym is our strongest. Not every workout we face will energize more than defeat us. And not every one of life’s obstacles will leave us feeling accomplished. But, in the face of our greatest challenges we will always come out on top if we keep our thoughts poised. Negative self talk will never make a situation easier for you, only more difficult. Practice this lesson in your workouts at SICFIT Scottsdale and see how this positive mental habit transforms the rest of your life.
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WARMUP

3 Rounds
30 Second lunge
30 Second jumping jacks
30 Second side to side shuffle
30 Second front to back run
30 Second break
STRENGTH
30 Man makers with dumb bells (each arm =1) vary up in weights
SKILL
Pistols: bench, box, roll downs
CONDITIONING
EMOM for 15 Minutes
Life: 15 Air squats on even minute | 10 Push up on knees on odd minute
Fitness: 15 Squat jumps on even minute | 8 Burpees AFAP on odd minute
Sport: 6 alternating legs pistols on even minute | 10 Burpees AFAP on odd minute
STRETCH
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Hit Your FITness Goals in 2014!

“It’s been almost 18 months now at SICFIT. I came with an athletic background and already being in great shape. What’s amazing is I didn’t think I could get that much better. Well I was wrong. My Olympic Lifting keeps getting stronger every month. I am doing workouts with times that would qualify with the girls at Regionals. I still, 18 months later love the energy in the Gym. I also love being around other people that 100% support me and cheer for me to get better. I Love being apart of the community there and can’t imagine being anywhere else. My friends and family laugh because almost every day someone comes up to me and asks wow girl what do you for fitness? Are you a professional athlete?? Feels good at 35 and mother of 3 boys.”- Michelle Plunkett

Join Michelle, and the other SICFIT Scottsdale Students by focusing on FITness goals in 2014, get in better shape, work on YOU, and get ready to work hard for those goals!

What do you say about your gym? Come learn more about SICFIT Scottsdale- check out our class schedule here, and drop in to try a class! We would love to have you come experience our facility and help change your life in 2014!

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Guest Days at SICFIT Scottsdale

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Strength in Conditioning for Saturday, January 4, 2014

For those of us with friends and family who have set the “get in shape/lose some weight/get healthy” New Year’s resolution, perhaps you — with the help of SICFIT Scottsdale — can help them turn this year’s resolution into reality. Round up the fitness resolut-ers in your life and bring them to class with you next week for SICFIT Scottsdale’s Guest Days. Be the one to give your friends and family the extra nudge to take their fitness into their own hands and make 2014 their SICEST year yet!
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SKILL

Atlas stones + rope climbs
20 Minutes working towards 1 of each
CONDITIONING A
3 Rounds
1 Minute max stone to shoulder
1 Minute break
2 Minute max rope climb
2 Minute break
CONDITIONING B
1000 Meter row for time
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Athlete of the Month: Rohit Sarkar!

We are please to announce the January Athlete of the Month, Rohit Sarkar!          

Rohit is a fairly new addition to the SICFIT family but is well deserving of Athlete of the Month.  This gentle giant started his fitness journey back home in India.  Rohit battles some pretty severe asthma and was limited on what he could do.  His coach instructed him to lift and to lift heavy so he could build his lung capacity. Well not only did in help with his asthma it also turned him into a BEAST!  Squats 400 pounds like he was warming up and deadlifts 500 something pounds like he was folding laundry.  He puts technique first before big weights and is very eager to ensure his technique is correct.  A great student to have in class and also one of the friendliest personalities I have had the pleasure of coaching.

                Keep up the good work my friend.  I look forward to seeing what you get done in 2014! – Sensei

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A Deadly Combo: Wall Balls and Burpees

 

Strength in Conditioning for Friday, January 3, 2014

As if wall balls and burpees weren’t bad enough on their own — together they form the couplet from SICFIT hell! Remember to maintain a steady rhythm of breath throughout this gasser of a workout. The oxygen will be like fuel for your fatigued muscles and racing heart while at the same time giving you something a little less painful to focus on. Stay strong SICFITTERS!
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Scottsdale CrossFit goes Balls-to-Wall

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WARMUP

5 Minutes in the bottom of the squat
5 Minutes in the top of the push up
Fast twitch drills
STRENGTH
Deadlift to 75% of 1RM
SKILL
Wall balls
CONDITIONING A
10 Wall balls + 1 burpee
09 wall balls + 2 burpees
08 Wall balls + 3 burpees
07 Wall balls + 3 burpees
06 Wall balls + 4 burpees
05 Wall balls + 5 burpees
LIFE 8/10 | FITNESS 14/20 | SPORT 20/30
Rest 3 minutes
CONDITIONING B
10 Minutes
10 Deadlifts at 75%
15 Wall balls
30 Second rest

Paleo and Power Lifting: A Perfect Pair

 

Strength in Conditioning for Thursday, January 2, 2014

When it comes to eating paleo, a little time and effort is required. We have to maintain a full stock of fresh produce and meat. Microwave dinners and fast food is out of the question. And more than a little prep work is usually required to get dinner on the table. So for those nights where quick and easy is the name of the game, here is a super simple baked escarole recipe from nomnompaleo.com that will complement virtually any protein you decide to dish up!
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  • 1 large head of escarole, cut into quarters (or 3 heads of radicchio, cut in half lengthwise)
  • 3 tablespoons of ghee, melted
  • 1 tablespoon Sunny Paris seasoning
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Balsamic vinegar

“I preheated the oven to 400 F and grabbed a 9×13” glass baking dish. I coated the dish with ghee before putting the escarole in a single layer. I drizzled the remaining ghee over the top of the greens and seasoned with Sunny Paris, salt, and pepper. I roasted the greens in the oven for 15 minutes before flipping them. After an additional 8-10 minutes, the escarole was finished — tender yet crunchy on the edges. Before taking the dish to the table, I drizzled on some aged balsamic vinegar.”
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STRENGTH IN CONDITIONING
Spend 20 minutes to establish a heavy front squat 3RM/ 1RM
Spend 15 minutes to establish a heavy deadlift 3RM/1RM
Spend 10 minutes to establish a heavy strict press 3RM/1RM
Spend 5 minutes in the plank position (go to failure, record max)
Record all of these scores/weights/misses and makes in your success journal
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