In case you missed the post on Facebook about our November Athlete of the Month, then check it out! SICFIT Scottsdale would like to introduce you to Ricki Baldwin! Ricki and her daughter Brooke have been students at SICFIT Scottsdale for almost a year! Ricki is one tough mama and consistently conquers every workout thrown at her. Keep it up Ricki! ALL your coaches are still wanting to see you out competing!!
Strength in Conditioning for Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Anything for just 400 meters can’t be too bad… right? Wrong! Not for today’s WOW anyway. And don’t be fooled by the the single task on the agenda. Sometimes the simpler the workout seems on paper, the more trying it is in practice. Make the commitment to yourself before you take even your first lunge to keep a positive outlook no matter how taxing each step becomes. In this workout especially, the only way to finish is by taking one step at a time.
Lower extremity mobility
Stretch of the Week
Strength in Conditioning for Tuesday, December 10, 2013
The paleo diet is about more than simply avoiding certain kinds of foods. It is about knowing where the food we decide to eat comes from, and eating in a way that not only sustains our body but sustains the earth as well. Sometimes this task is easier said than done, as our modern day super markets do not always make known the source of their fare. When in doubt, takepart.com (the outreach website associated with the documentary, Food Inc) suggests reaching for a cut of lamb. The article states that lamb is more likely to have been treated humanely than poultry or beef and to have been raised using sustainable farming practices. Of course, our best option is still the one that is most informed and closest to home, so get to know your local farmers and never have to face market mystery meat again!
Sleds down/down + run/walk small lap x3
Photo by: Stuart Webster
Strength in Conditioning for Monday, December 9, 2013
Strength in Conditioning for Saturday, December 7, 2013
There is power in numbers in just about every activity. This is especially true when it comes to our workout. We tend to dig a littler deeper, hold on for that extra rep, and maintain a more positive attitude when we are held accountable by a teammate. Let’s allow our teammate to inspire our highest potential today, and let’s do the same for them!
Are you looking to change your life for the better? Get healthier, stronger, or look better naked? Then come check out what SICFIT Scottsdale is all about during our Free Intro Class Saturday. All classes are FREE on the first Saturday of EVERY month to those who want to experience SICFIT Scottsdale. Our classes are open to all FITness levels and can be scaled for everyone. We offer an Endurance class, SICFIT classes, Kids, Tweens and Teens every Saturday. For a complete look at our schedule, click here!
Strength in Conditioning for Friday, December 6, 2013
The Holiday months — with all the card writing, picture taking, deal catching, and party going — can really take a lot out of us. During this time of year it is especially important that we continue to do what we need to do to stay cheerful, healthy, and energized. Lets make coming to SICFIT Scottsdale the gift we give to ourselves everyday. And if we need to tap into our reserve of positive energy for the holiday, lets finally try that Yoga class we have been meaning to check out. SICFIT Yoga classes are offered on Tuesdays at 7pm and Thursdays at 9am. Experience it for yourself and your body and mind will thank you!
5 – 5 – 3 – 3 – 1 – 1 Front squat | 30 second rest
3 Rounds AFAP
Strength in Conditioning for Thursday, December 5, 2013
At SICFIT Scottsdale, we like to consider ourselves the counter-culture of fitness. We don’t stare at ourselves doing bicep curls in the mirror. Our goals go beyond looking good in a pair of jeans, bathing suit, naked, whatever. Our kind of fitness includes feeling the joy of being able to run, bike, hike, swim, garden, and play well into our older years; from being able to help a friend load up a moving van with furniture and heavy boxes; from simply feeling alive and healthy. Continue to work hard, athletes, and continue reaping the benefits of your positive lifestyle.
3 Rounds at 50-75%
300 Meter run + 150 meter walk
Strength in Conditioning for Wednesday, December 4, 2013
To perform multiple power cleans at a heavy weight we must break through our kinesthetic habit that likes to lift and then dump because it’s easier, and embrace our ability to just hold on to a little bit longer. Watch as SICFITER Christopher Gartell performs three touch-and-go heavy power cleans. He remains tight through each movement as the bar travels up and down his body so that he is prepared for the next lift. Using the rebound off the ground, he harnesses that momentum to initiate the upward bar path on lift two and thee. And his feet remain beautifully grounded and unshaken by the turbulent and quick movements of the bar so that his foundation supports the tremendous power he is exerting. Use these tips in WOW 21 today to help you achieve a score that makes you say WOW!
Strength in Conditioning for Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Do you know someone who is already talking about their New Year’s Resolution to lose weight, tone up, and get healthy? Let’s help them get a head start on their goals so that by the time the first of the year comes around they have already established the healthy habits that will lead them straight to success! This Saturday, SICFIT Scottsdale is opening our doors to anyone interested in seeing what FUNctional FITness is all about, and offering free classes at 8am, 9am, and 10am. Let’s get the word of this great opportunity out and RSVP by calling 480.922.3253 or emailing email@example.com.
Dynamic warm up + band mobility
Build to heavy 5 rep seated strict dumbbell press