Saturday December 5, 2009

Fran
21 15 9
Thrusters 95lb/65lb
Pullups

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As of Monday December 7, 2009, all training will be at the new location.  See the "locations" link to the left. 

One of the ten general physical skills, as defined in the Oct. 2002 CrossFit Journal, is strength.  It is defined in the journal as "The ability of a muscular unit, or a combination of muscular units to apply force".  Strength training is generally left out of most training programs.  Many athletes like, runners, tennis players, golfers, climbers, swimmers, just to name a few, practice countless hours at their sport.  Most tend to leave out all imporant strength training.  When you consider the importance of strength to all sport endeavors, this includes all functional movements of life, it is a cornerstone.  The simple way to improvement in your sport is through increased strength.  When I say simple, I do not mean to say it is simple to get strong, it is a lot of hard work.  I mean to say it is an easy solution for performance success.  Strong people die last.  Strong people quit last.  Strong people look the best in a swim suit. I digress. 

It is good to know that here at Divine Mercy Fitness, we include strength work in our training.  I want strong athletes.  I always have women ask me if the strength training will make them huge.  It will not make you huge, unless you are taking some testoterone.  It will make you strong.  It will make your muscles look and feel toned.  The guys do tend to get bigger and a lot stronger.