The Great Do-Over

Intro: I had a chance this summer to meet a gentleman who was, at the tender young age of 46,  enjoying his first Highland Heavy Athletics meet.  We struck up a conversation and his  story amazed me.  I asked him to share it and I’m pleased he agreed.  I know a fair bit about setbacks…

The Get Stronger Program

Sara Fleming We talk about keeping things simple all the time. We also talk about strength all the time. In this article, I drop a lot of names, hopefully drop some logic, and in the end, present a very simple template you can use to keep getting stronger for a long time. Its simple, you…

Are you a Trainer or an Exercise Supervisor?

Sara Fleming I will confess that before I got certified as a trainer, most of what went on in the gym was a mystery to me.  I lifted dumbbells and barbells to get bigger and stronger and I ran to exercise my heart and lungs.  That was it.  And I didn’t think that all my years working on…

Chapter 1

Hello All! We are working hard on doing a final edit of our seminar curriculum for our upcoming seminar August 3rd and 4th in Lancaster, PA.  We also hope to publish the full curriculum as a Kindle book.  In the mean time, please enjoy a copy of Chapter 1 on us. Download Chapter 1

Come Play with Us!

After four seminars, we’ve been asked by several of our students if there could be an option for us to teach more of the hands on coaching.  The main reasons being that we have a lot of fun, everyone learns something new, and almost everyone gets a PR.  Some students have gotten two or three…

Practical Strength for My Gym

  Justin Keane Justin Keane is the owner of Crossfit Woodshed. I’ve been lifting weights on and off for about 25 years. I like starting my Al Bundy stories like that because it keeps me very, very humble: after all this time, my numbers are ordinary at best and my offseasons have taken me pretty far…

What is base?

This is an excerpt from our textbook.  Developing a solid base is an absolute requirement. Base training is the dominant prerequisite qualities and skills of your goal or sport. Base training is specific: Runners Run, Weightlifters Lift, Judokas grapple, Throwers Throw. Base is not GPP. GPP is preparing the individual to train. Base is where…

How I Make Crossfit Work for My Gym

Bethany Wadsworth Bethany Wadsworth is the owner and head trainer of Crossfit Geneseo/Wadsworth Fitness. I have an unusual gym;  a perfect storm of convenience, coolness and grunge. My gym is 75 ft. from my house and it’s in a barn. There are dogs, cats, and the occasional child roaming among my regular clients sweating through their workouts.…