On-Ramp!

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Coach Rose is taking Jenna through her on-ramp sessions. This is Jenna attempting a front squat. She has found a pretty solid position for her first few attempts. On-ramp is a 5 session program designed to give our new athletes a solid foundation of important movements and positions before graduating to group coaching.

If you know someone looking to get in shape for the summer, have them sign-up for a free intro to come check out the gym!

I Don't Have Enough Time to Workout

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Work, family, house projects, social commitments. Life gets busy. Sometimes you find yourself saying, “I don’t have enough time to workout.” I understand how that can feel. Even with working in gym environment almost daily, I can fall into this trap. And it’s just that, a trap.

Quoting an article from Harvard Business Review:

“What we really mean when we say we don’t have time for an activity is that we don’t consider it a priority given the time we have available.

This is why the research illuminating the cognitive benefits of exercise is so compelling. Exercise enables us to soak in more information, work more efficiently, and be more productive.

And yet many of us continue to perceive it as a luxury; an activity we’d like to do if only we had more time.”

The article is great reminder of the scientific benefits working out supports. Simply put, when you workout your brain functions better allowing you to be more productive with your time. Being more ultimately allows you to have more time. To me, working out is like brushing & flossing your teeth, it’s not a luxury, it just needs to get done.

Check out “Regular Exercise is Part of Your Job.”

What is a No Sweat Intro

We have reworked our entire intake program to introduce new people to CrossFit Milpitas. Step 1 is the No Sweat Intro. This is 20 min appointment geared to tailor a program to help people reach their fitness and health goals. The next step can branch off in a few directions. Either with one on one training, our on ramp program, or group coaching. It all starts with the No Sweat Intro. Please share our No Sweat Intro scheduling link with a friend!

But I only PR'd by 2 seconds

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Over your CrossFit career you will hit many PR’s (personal records). When you first start there’s a glorious period of 6 months to a year where most PR’s you do hit show some major contrast. My first PR on a deadlift was 85lbs and within a month! Then another 45lbs jump 3 months later. The jumps in weight started to drop off and so did the timeframe in which they happen. Now at 40 years old and 15+ years of deadlifting, I shoot to match my current PR or go up by couple pounds. No more 85lbs jumps.

It seems obvious, but still I hear veteran CrossFitters gripe about “small” PR’s all the time. “But I only PR’d by 2 seconds, it’s not that big of a difference.” Fix your expectations! Be realistic with your current ability and understand a lot of those “massive” PR’s in the beginning were mostly from learning and finding better positions. Once your technique and organic make up are both humming in the right direction for years, large contrast in PR’s will no longer be a thing. For example, olympic level weightlifters work 4 years on 2 lifts and are ecstatic with gaining a few kilos. The 2 second Fran PR at 10 years into CrossFit deserves just as big a celebration as the 5 minute PR 6 months in. So when you hit that PR, when it’s the best you’ve ever done that task in your entire life, regardless of degree of improvement, RING THAT BELL and feel great!

What do you most want to PR next?? Post your goal in comments.

Check out the CFM online store!!

CFM Proudly presents men's shirts and women's tanks with a design hand drawn by your fellow athlete Harvey Martinez. Thanks so much for the great work, your design is STELLAR, and we will all wear it with pride!!   The  SHOP  is now OPEN!! We needed at least 5 orders of bags to have these available and I know we had around 6-8 peeps that wanted one, now is the time! Don't forget, I also have samples of BOTH BAGS at the gym so you can check if all your gear (protein, jump rope, belt, shoes, wrist wraps, long socks, short socks, 2 extra matching WOD FITs, tape, food) and anything else you lug around in the "gym bag" you currently have :)  The KING KONG are SUPER DURABLE, very SPACIOUS come in a variety of colors and with a CFM Patch (available separately at the box). Remember that the shop is only open for a LIMITED TIME so get your orders in NOW! Everything will be available for pick-up at box once the orders are in and shipped. We also are right next door to a shipping/receiving business if anyone wants to purchase, we can figure out payment details later.

CFM Proudly presents men's shirts and women's tanks with a design hand drawn by your fellow athlete Harvey Martinez. Thanks so much for the great work, your design is STELLAR, and we will all wear it with pride!!

The SHOP is now OPEN!! We needed at least 5 orders of bags to have these available and I know we had around 6-8 peeps that wanted one, now is the time! Don't forget, I also have samples of BOTH BAGS at the gym so you can check if all your gear (protein, jump rope, belt, shoes, wrist wraps, long socks, short socks, 2 extra matching WOD FITs, tape, food) and anything else you lug around in the "gym bag" you currently have :)

The KING KONG are SUPER DURABLE, very SPACIOUS come in a variety of colors and with a CFM Patch (available separately at the box). Remember that the shop is only open for a LIMITED TIME so get your orders in NOW! Everything will be available for pick-up at box once the orders are in and shipped. We also are right next door to a shipping/receiving business if anyone wants to purchase, we can figure out payment details later.

April Events!

 

April 10
Saturday 9a - 10a
Cary and Evelyn's Baby WOD
Come celebrate the newest addition to the Wong Family with a partner workout.

April 22
Saturday 11a - 130p
Yoga Workshop with Ritu & Ian
Mobility and mental toughness! Both will help with your CrossFit and life in general. Don't miss this awesome workshop. $25 - members / $40 - non-members. Cash only day of event.

April 29
Time and Place TBD
Farewell BBQ
Saying goodbye to a few LONG-time (but still very young in age) members. Come celebrate with food and games at a local park to be announced soon.
 

Important Dates

*Gym Closed For CrossFit Flexibility Course 8am - 5pm Monday, 2/27
CrossFit will be doing a dry run of a new flexibility course at gym. We WILL be open for the 6am QuickFit and 630am class in the morning. Also open for the 6p and 7p class. 

*Open Announcement Watch Party
Every Thursday @ 5pm
2/23, 3/2, 3,9, 3/16, 3/23

*End of Open BBQ
Saturday 3/25 after Open Workout