Week of 11/08/21

Welcome to November!

Items for the week…

  1. We are entering week 5 of our strength cycle, and will be testing our 3RM for the back squat, front squat, and split jerk this week.
  2. COMPETITIVE ATHLETES: put Friday, November 19 at 7pm on your calendar for a Friday Night Lights hosted by Shawn. Details and standards in the FB group.
  3. Please keep an eye out for an email soon regarding our annual Black Friday deals, morning class caps, equipment updates, and more.

NOTE: when available, we are going to be linking the movements in our weekly workouts to a Youtube video as a refresher of the exercise.

Is there a certain calmness in weightlifting? The physical and mental health benefits of weight lifting are well documented. Weight training can help us to maintain muscle mass and strength as we age, as well as better mobility and metabolic and cardiovascular health. It may help ease or prevent depression and anxiety, and promote mental sharpness. And yet, regardless of why anyone starts lifting weights in the first place, most people who stick with the sport over the long haul don’t do it because it’s a means to an end. For many, lifting weights becomes a transformative practice to be undertaken primarily for its own sake, the byproduct of which is a nourishing effect on the soul. Thank you to Pam for passing along this New York Times article!


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