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Pre-Hab: Leg Swings Bottoms Up Wall Bug Warm Up: 2 Rounds: 30sec Split Jerk Soft Jump 30sec Squat Hold 30sec Plank Hold 10 Push-Up 10 Jumping Squat 10 Straight Arm Pull 10 Leg Swings SWOD: Good Morning 5-5-5 – Superset 10 Kettlebell Swing WOD: 18min EMOM: Odd Minutes: 1 Cluster 2 Front Squat 1 Jerk […]
We have all been there, sitting at home debating whether we should workout or not, unable to find the motivation. You know you are supposed to workout and probably should, but there are just so many reasons why you can’t; I feel tired, I need to clean the house, I have been gone all day […]
Pre-Hab: Sots Press PVC Pass Through PVC German Stretch Warm Up: 50 Jumping Jack -then- 2 Rounds: 20 Air Squat 10 Inch Worm 10 Groiner SWOD: 2 Hang Power Snatch + 2 Power Snatch 5 sets @ 75% – Superset 5 Ball Slam WOD: 13min AMRAP: 5 Deadlift 7 Burpee Pull-Up 50 Double Under Competitor […]
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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!
Back in November 2013 I went for my yearly physical. When I stepped on the scale and saw 198lbs I knew something had to be done. It was the heaviest weight I have ever been my entire life. I could definitely feel my unhealthy habits, felt sluggish, had low energy and was intimidated about taking my shirt off. I was down to only 1 pair of jeans that I could fit into and refused to buy a bigger size.
My only form of exercise was running on the treadmill, always wanted to try weights but had no idea what I was doing. I had to try something different. I over heard a friend talk about CrossFit; thought I would do some research. It seemed to be what I was looking for. I then signed up for a free intro class and became a member that day.
The WOD’s (Workout Of the Day) were rough in the beginning, had to modify the workouts to my ability with constant muscle soreness, knew it would only get better from here. Ever since then I’ve seen great changes to my body, my clothes were starting to fit looser, and I have a lot more energy. Learning more about healthy eating along the way and participating in 2 “Make the Switch Challenges” has helped change bad habits and has created new healthy ones. I’ve lost a total of 38lbs, currently in the best shape I have ever been in my life and feel awesome! The unique/varied training, the community, and coaching has all changed my life and the way I now view fitness. I wouldn’t have achieved these results if it wasn’t for the knowledge, instructions and tough love that the trainers at Switch have provided.
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.