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Warming Up is the New Black

Posted by: Kari

  Programming for Tuesday, October 1, 2013 Warming up is extremely important — it prepares the body for increasingly taxing work, it reestablishes proper motor patterns, and it helps the muscles remember how to be explosive. At SICFIT Scottsdale, our warmups are designed to set you up for success for the remainder of that class. [...]
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SICFIT Scottsdale Goes Pink

Posted by: Kari

  Programming for Monday, September 30, 2013 At SICFIT Scottsdale we support each other in our efforts to ensure our lives are long, healthy, and happy. Come late October, you will have the opportunity to take this support outside of the gym in the fight against breast cancer. Like many catastrophic illnesses, early detection is [...]
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Lifting with Grace

Posted by: Kari

  Programming for Saturday, September 28, 2013 When executed with patience, poise, and balance, the two most ballistic movements we perform — the clean and snatch — appear graceful and effortless. In a sense, the effort in these olympic lifts comes much before the actual lift itself. It comes from the discipline to practice them [...]
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Thrusters, Stones, and Rope Climbs, OH MY!

Posted by: Kari

Programming for Friday, September 27, 2013 Taxing the body in strange ways in the name of fitness reaps incredible rewards. We don’t do it often, but working with stones is a great way to asses our ability to adapt our strength over multiple domains. SICFIT Ambassador and certified “Strongman” coach, Dan Lennon, explains two different [...]
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The Many Manifestations of Strength

Posted by: Kari

  Programming for Thursday, September 26, 2013 Strength is not just about lifting heavy, pushing you limits and coming home with aching muscles. Strength is also evident in your commitment to keep showing up, week after week, even when you exhausted after a day full of tasks, stressors, and responsibilities. Strength is also found your [...]
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SICFIT WOW Prepares for OPTathlon

Posted by: Kari

  Programming for Wednesday, September 25, 2013 Today’s WOW is inspired by the upcoming OPTathlon, held at OPT|The International Center for Fitness, on Sunday 10/6. As a fitness test, these row repeats are simple but extremely informative in assessing fitness — they reveal how quickly you fatigue and your ability to recover quickly. This test [...]
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If You Cherry Pick, We Will Know. And There Will Be Burpees.

Posted by: Kari

  Programming for Saturday, September 21, 2013 Hello and welcome to the daily workout post. You frequent this page often I gather, usually in the beginning of your day or before you hit the gym —  just to find out what is in store for you upon your arrival. Occasionally you may encounter programming that [...]
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Guest Days at SICFIT Scottsdale

Posted by: Kari

  Programming for Friday, September 20, 2013 How often do you find yourself trying to convince your friends, family, and sometimes even strangers that they have got to come give SICFIT Scottsdale a try? It’s hard not to when the results you have been looking for just keep on showing up! Right now is a [...]
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