Programming for Saturday, November 2, 2013
With two measly months left in 2013 it’s time to check back in with the goals we have a set for ourselves this year. Perhaps you set your sights on finally getting those double unders, getting a 10 pound PR on your snatch, or maybe your goal was to spend more time reading? If you smashed this goal to smithereens, congratulations! Revel in your accomplishment and start thinking about what you want to demolish in 2014. If these goals are still just outside of your reach… well guess what folks? We still have two whole more months left! Let’s refocus and finish this year off right!
Happy Halloween SICFITers! Though this night is typically thought of as an evening of hellish activities, ghosts and goblins aren’t exactly the kind of hell that scares us straight at SICFIT Scottsdale. Nope, we’re a little more likely to feel the rush of fear in the face of an entire nights worth of demanding, gut-wrenching physical challenges. But that fear is enticing — we want to unmask it’s mystery and conquer it! Well your chance to spend the night in hell and (maybe) live to tell about it is coming up November, 22 at SICFIT Scottsdale’s Hell Night! Check out this blog for more details and sign up here or at the gym!
At SICFIT Scottsdale we like to do more with less. Sometimes the workouts with the smallest rep-schemes pack the biggest punch! And that is exactly what you can expect from this week’s WOW — a total knock out!
Forget about the saying “30 is the new 20″ because let’s face it, 30 is and always will be 30 no matter what way you slice it. Same goes for all the other numbers we associate with the years of our lives. But in the SICFIT world, age truly is nothing but a number. With our steadfast determination to manifest health and wellness in peoples’ lives — and not just physically… we’re talking a deep, whole-life kind of fitness — our members don’t simply survive as they ascend in years, they thrive!
Chronicling his daily experience thriving at 35, our very own Luke Kayyem has put his life in the spotlight as a way to help readers “feel good, look great and get the most out of your 30 something year old body.”
“My name is Luke Kayyem and I am a FITness entrepreneur who runs a successful Strength In Conditioning facility and has been in the FITness industry since I was 19. My mom was a hippy who gave me soy and tofu because she thought that was healthier than steak and potatoes. Needless to say I needed to do my own research and learn what was good for my gut health and personal wellness. In high school I ate bagels and cream cheese, turkey sandwiches and pasta. Sure I was a growing boy and yes I was playing 3 sports a year but I would never let my kids (Kanon, 6 and Camille, 5) eat that many USDA government suggested servings of bread and pasta a day. ” To see more check out his FITness blog on SICFIT.
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CONGRATULATIONS Klubo on winning B4B with a 30 rep clean and jerk time of 2:08 and big Mike Mclinn had a personal record of 3:05. Check out SICFIT SCOTTSDALE Athletics and a few of the team sports we play together. If you are interested in joining a team, creating one of your own or having us sponsor a team please email Luke@SICFIT.com.
Did you know that the best medical wisdom during the 1900s thought that women were a few rungs lower on the evolutionary ladder than men? That women were implored to conserve their limited physical and mental resources for fear of over exertion, and were instructed to avoid even light manual labor? We’ve come a long way baby. As the women of SICFIT, we are Women Evolved.
Sometimes the obstacles of life just keep coming at us, one after the other. Lucky for us SICFIT Scottsdale specializes in training us to handle these obstacles — be them physical or emotional — with power and poise. Today’s obstacle course will teach us to put our head down and keep pushing even when it seems like there is no end in sight. There is always an end, and today’s will be just on the other side of that wall.
At SICFIT Scottsdale we don’t think so…that is if you bring it into the gym to exchange it for money!! That’s right gouhls and goblins, for every pound of candy your bring into SICFIT Scottsdale we will give you $1! Your dentist will thank you, your FITness will thank you, and guess what…the Troops will thank you. We will be sending hard candy to our troops overseas!
So see how good candy really is?
We will be collecting candy from Halloween Day until Monday, November 4th.
Exclusive coaching client Valerie Raja has been chosen as the SICFIT Scottsdale Athlete of the Month. Valerie is being recognized for her incredible gains in the past few months and consistent attendance and determination both in private training sessions and in Strength in Conditioning classes. Valerie started training privately with the goal of being able to do unbroken unassisted pull ups and passing the SICFIT Scottsdale level testing series. We quickly put a plan and schedule in place to get her stronger, sharpen her skill set and get her more confident with the Olympic lifts. The hardest part was scheduling some built in rest days. If you know Valerie, you know that she doesn’t like to sit still so developing a program with the proper amount of work: rest ratio was a challenge.
In April, she passed the Level 1 test with a score of 100%. In June, she achieved her pull up goal and with her mother and sister cheering her on she passed the Level 2 test beating out all of the gentleman training alongside her. Valerie has quickly become one of the strongest ‘pound for pound’ females in the gym and I don’t see her slowing down anytime soon.
Here are some benchmark comparisons to show Valerie’s SICcess:
May 2013: Clean & Jerk PR 75#
August 2013: Clean & Jerk PR 95#
October 2013: Clean & Jerk PR 130#
May 2103: Squat Clean PR 80#
June 2013: Squat Clean PR 105#
September 2013: Squat Clean PR 120#
Valerie is a friend, wife, full time operating room nurse in Scottsdale and an incredibly committed, disciplined and dedicated athlete. She has a quite humbleness and presence that makes others take notice. Valerie, thank you for listening to Tony and I when we say to take rest days and for trusting us when we say that patience pays off when it comes to the Olympic lifts. Everyone can learn a lesson from you. I am honored to be your coach.