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Pre-Hab: Super Rack Banded Ankle Mobility Cat Cow Stretch Warm Up: 5min Double Under Practice -then- 1min Quad Smash 2min Glute/Ham Smash 1min Lumbar Smash 1min T-Spine Smash SWOD: Power Clean Set 1RM WOD: 50-40-30-20-10 Calorie Row Wall Ball Competitor WOD: 30#/20# Extra Credit: 2min Left Plank 2min Right Plank 3min Plank Cool Down: Samson […]
Pre-Hab: Box Rack Stretch Sots Press Scapula Push-Up Warm Up: 100 Jumping Jack -then- 1min T-Spine Smash 2min Teres Smash Inch Worm 20 Straight Arm Pull 30 PVC Pass Through 50 Jumping Jack -then- 20 Forearm Smash (per arm) 20 Triceps Smash (per arm) SWOD: Press Set 1RM WOD: 3 Rounds for Time: 12 Pull-Up […]
Pre-Hab: Ankle Stretch Diagonal Sit Leg Swings Warm Up: 500m Row High Kicks Under/Over the Fence Monster Walk Side to Side 20 Clam Shell 20 Air Squat 2min Pigeon Pose 10 Air Squat SWOD: Back Squat Set 1RM WOD: 2 Rounds for Time: 10 Push Press 20 Front Squat 30 Burpee Bar Hop 40 Hollow […]
What others are saying…
I had a goal to get fit by the age of 40 … Well I tried and I joined this local YMCA and worked out here and there but not much changed. 2014 was approaching and I thought this will be the year. I was approaching 41 and not getting any younger. I am 6’3″ and I was a good 245lbs. I was just an average guy, I never considered myself overweight but figured I could lose some weight. So as 2014 began I saw a Switch CrossFit free class post on Facebook and thought I’d give it a try. I never really had success at any gym so I was skeptical. I attended the free intro class and I was happy – thought this might work for me. I also at same time decided to stop drinking soda cold turkey (I was a 2 liter per day coke addict). I also decided to start eating healthier. It wasn’t easy and not easy on my family as I cook most of the meals.
I finally started feeling good about my body … I would be shirtless a lot and feel good about it. All of my clothes didn’t fit and I couldn’t believe it. Switch CrossFit became a family to me, everyone is super nice and the trainers are great and always available. I met some great people and the support everyone provides is awesome.
I am blessed with 2 great kids and a supportive wife, but CrossFit especially Switch CrossFit has given me purpose .. I like me now…I look in the mirror and I can smile… I definitely need to improve a lot more of my life but glad I gave CrossFit a try. Thank you Switch CrossFit for everything you have done for me. I also want to give shout out to Liz, she is the main trainer I have when I attend and she is great. I am a pretty shy but I have managed to bust out some dance moves during the WOD’s and that is huge for me.
Thanks Matt and Switch CrossFit for everything. You provided the open door and I am proud of myself that I finally accomplished something for myself. If you think CrossFit might not be for you then think again … men and women of all ages and shapes and sizes. In closing-Switch CrossFit has open doors and no judgements .. All our welcomed and appreciated!!
When I walked into Switch CrossFit a little over a year ago, I had no clue what to expect. I had just talked to two of my co-workers about the workouts they were doing. CrossFit was very unfamiliar to me at the time and all I knew was what I watched on TV and the Internet. It looked as hard as heck! Being in my late 30’s with no motivation in working out I had grown into a husky 212 lbs. In my 20’s I was a typical male going to the gym (skipping leg days) doing the same workouts over and over. I knew that I had to change things but lacked the motivation and knowledge to do so. Naturally when I hit my 30’s and started a family, my fitness took a backseat to everything. I relegated myself to just running to try and maintain some type of physical fitness necessary for my health and job. Being out of shape was taking a toll on my health as my doctor told me at my yearly physicals that I needed to eat less sodium and my cholesterol was way too high. I had wicked acid reflux due to my horrible diet, which I had to take medication every day to maintain. Needless to say I needed and wanted to change in a drastic way. In came Matt Krakowski and Switch CrossFit.
After talking to Matt and scheduling my free class I knew without a doubt that Switch CrossFit was for me! The atmosphere, instructors, and people are second to none. After a few months of CrossFit I was making some good progress. I felt the strength returning that I had when I was younger. In some cases I was lifting more then I was when I was in my mid 20’s! All these gains I was making despite my still eating poorly. In spring Matt had a “Make The Switch” fitness challenge in which we had to follow a specific eating guideline that he established. With Switch CrossFit’s workouts, diet plan, and encouragement I dropped to 180 lbs! Everyone, and I mean everyone, was asking me what I was doing to lose so much weight! I even had restaurants that I frequented at work ask me about what was going on. I simply told them about Switch CrossFit. After being there 2 years I still am maintaining my weight around 180 lbs and STILL making gains. At my yearly physical all my blood results were in the “normal” range and my blood pressure was a perfect 120/80. I don’t have to take my acid reflux medications anymore either. With all these changes for the better my wife took notice and joined up as well. This was all due to Matt Krakowski and Switch CrossFit!
There are only two things about CrossFit that I can complain about.
- CrossFit not being around earlier in my life.
- Not joining Switch when it first opened!
I am a 32 year old ex-athlete that has struggled with going to the gym and staying in shape over the last few years. Although not obese, I saw my weight creep up and muscle tone decrease little by little. I tried going to regular gyms, but could never stay committed. I always felt that when I went to the gym it was inefficient and a waste of my time. Matt is my brother and had kept trying to convince me to try CrossFit. When I moved to LA I wanted to get healthier and meet people, so I finally decided to take his advice and I joined Paradiso CrossFit in Venice. It was the best decision I could have made for my fitness and health. Now I LOVE CrossFit (seriously). Not only have I gotten MUCH stronger, but I have also lost 15 pounds and am at a weight I haven’t been since I was playing soccer in high school — in about 6 months! I am also the most cut I have ever been.
I look forward to coming each day because the efficiency of the workouts always makes me feel that it is worth my time and highly effective, and I have clearly seen the results to support that. In addition, the challenge of the gymnastic and olympic lifting elements has kept me mentally interested as well. CrossFit is a sport in itself, and it is a good way for athletes and ex athletes alike to resume that competitive feeling. I have also adopted the full health mentality and am now eating much healthier as a result of joining the CrossFit community.
If you are like me — just starting to get out of shape and don’t have time for the gym — CrossFit is the program for you. You are in and out in a hour. Yes, you will feel crushed every time you go — but that feeling means you are working hard and the results will inevitably follow.