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  • Group Fitness  in Roxbury  - Strong Together Roxbury - October Athlete of the Month

    October Athlete of the Month

    OCTOBER ATHLETE OF THE MONTH BREZDEN V. She's our athlete of the month and a total reflection of all that STF is. If you've ever been in class with Brez, she's always color coordinated but more importantly ALWAYS has a smile on her face and a high five ready to go. Her positivity is infectious and is directly reflected in her results! Thanks for being awesome Brez, congrats!! Keep up the hard work, you're an inspiration to everyone you meet! Read more about her story below... 1. What made you decide to start CrossFit? Originally, I dropped in to “a bring a friend day” with my best friend at Chester STF in March 2016. My friend essentially dragged me to the class, because I ....

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  • Group Fitness  in Roxbury  - Strong Together Roxbury - September Athlete of the Month

    September Athlete of the Month

    September's Athlete of the Month is Corey D! You may see not him around too often unless you're joining the early birds at 5:30 am or at the Saturday classes every now and then at Hackettstown. Corey is what we like to call, a humble lion. He shows up almost every Monday Wednesday and Friday (for the most part) in the darkest of mornings at 5:30. He doesn't say a whole lot--as most of us are still waking up--but once that clock beeps and the workout starts, his inner lion comes out. One of the coolest things we've seen in working with him is his determination and grit. After losing over 30 pounds, his technique and form has improved tremendously and he's even rocking toes to ....

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  • Group Fitness  in Roxbury  - Strong Together Roxbury - Is Technique really THAT important?

    Is Technique really THAT important?

    So I just got back from Boulder, Colorado visiting my brother. It's really fun. I get to go to CrossFit Roots... I Love That Gym. The workout we did when I was there was a 15 minute on the minute Hang Power Clean. What's interesting about this is that it was meant to be technique work. They made an emphasis that the weight you're going to record at the end of the workout is the heaviest weight you performed the movement PROPERLY. When I was doing this workout, I did a couple sets and starting getting heavier with the weights, but I started getting 'messy' with my technique, especially the last couple of minutes. So at the end of the class when we were reviewing the class and ....

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  • Group Fitness  in Roxbury  - Strong Together Roxbury - Athlete of the Month

    Athlete of the Month

    If you read our newsletter in the mail this week, you've already seen who our Athlete of the Month is for August. (If you haven't received our newsletter, make sure we have your correct mailing information). We love hearing success stories through Strong Together Fitness and want to share these successes with everyone! Remember, everyone can do just takes one phone call, email, visit to start... and trust me, you'll want to join in on the fun and success! Terry Gibson is a 55-year old grandma, Phys-Ed teacher, bird watching enthusiast who started CrossFit with us a little over a year ago and has seen tremendous results, both physically and mentally. Read more below... 1) ....

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  • Group Fitness  in Roxbury  - Strong Together Roxbury - What are Macronutrients?

    What are Macronutrients?

    Nutrition, Macronutrients, grapes...what do these have to do with CrossFit? Nutrition is the most important part of getting results and maintaining them. It's one of our main focuses at Strong Together Roxbury Crossfit. Coach Christine and I break it down in this weeks AMRAP... The different macronutrient categories are proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. You want to get each of these at EVERY meal! Obviously there are different parts of nutrition, but those are the main three you're looking to get to make sure your meals are well balanced. Each of those different forms of macronutrients has a different role that it plays. Different forms of energy are created from these ....

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  • Group Fitness  in Roxbury  - Strong Together Roxbury - Quality over Quantity

    Quality over Quantity

    This week, Coach Mike and I discussed the issue of Quality vs Quantity in regards to workouts at our Strong Together Roxbury CrossFit location... "One of the things we've seen recently is people thinking they need to workout more instead of working out better or more intense. The time of your workout doesn't need to be three hours IF you're putting absolute effort into the hour that yo're here. Should I be doing workouts that are long and grueling and super heavy weights? Or should I do workouts that allow me to move a little quicker, a little bit faster, and still challenge myself with different strength aspects? That's what we want you guys to start thinking about... Are you ....

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  • Group Fitness  in Roxbury  - Strong Together Roxbury - Defining your strength

    Defining your strength

    How strong is strong enough? The beauty of this question is that there is no universally correct answer. Your answer is entirely up to you. Obviously, the answer is “as strong as humanly possible” for athletes competing in power lifting, Olympic lifting, and Strongman, and similar sports. The rest of us must weigh our answer and pursuit of PRs against many other worthy goals. At face value, I want every single person that I encounter at Strong Together Roxbury CrossFit to get stronger (and I fully support them wanting this for themselves). However, there comes a point when pushing your strength training above all else will bring more detriment than good. Any pursuit, in ....

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  • Group Fitness  in Roxbury  - Strong Together Roxbury - Cherry Pickers Beware!

    Cherry Pickers Beware!

    Unless you’re picking them from a delicious tree you should not be cherry picking. Cherry Picking = The act of only going to workouts that you think are fun and easy, usually due to the fact that you feel you are or you are proficient in that main movement, movements, or repetition scheme. We all want to do a fun workout but the problem is if we only do fun workouts, or workouts that we are good at, we will stop growing and getting better. If you are always avoiding the workouts with back squats you will never get good at them. If you are always avoiding the workouts with body weight movements in them you are stunting our growth. The goal of CrossFit and what Strong Together ....

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  • Group Fitness  in Roxbury  - Strong Together Roxbury - often and how many days often and how many days

    How much should you train? How many days should you workout? It all depends on you. We highly recommend that you spend at least 3 days a week in the gym. 3 hours, that's it. Less than 2 percent of your week should go to fitness. About 95 percent of your goals can be reached with proper nutrition and 3 classes a week. If you can only make 2 days, or even one, that is totally fine. Just try and do something somewhere. Maybe a 20 minute walk with your spouse or even a 20 minute yoga session at home. Just log some kind of activity and you will be just fine. Of course keep on proper nutrition. Remember even 1 day a week is exponentially better than NO days a week. What if you have ....

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  • Group Fitness  in Roxbury  - Strong Together Roxbury - Beating the HEAT

    Beating the HEAT

    Now that the weather is warming up, it is the perfect time to go outside and have fun. It's one of our favorite times of year because there are so many outdoor activities to choose from. Everything is more fun outside, whether you're swimming, running or cycling. But the summer heat can be a problem if you're not careful, particularly in areas with extreme heat and humidity. Heat can put you down for the count if you don’t adhere to some rules. One of the biggest problems is staying hydrated and maintaining the body's electrolytes and salt. When you sweat, your body loses not only water, but electrolytes and salt, too. This delicate balance of water and ....

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