Get Your Free Week Trial Today! | 317-407-4512
BLOG

Foundation Building Wandering Web

There are foundational fitness movements that all people should be able to master before advancing onto more technically challenging moves, and this video shows five of them here. I will say, however, that a single arm carry is certainly more challenging than a farmer’s carry. Also, these are not moves that just GUYS should master. I get it is Men’s Health, but that still bugs me. These moves are for the ladies, too:

http://www.menshealth.com/fitness/exercises-every-guy-should-master?cid=NL_EOWNL_-_06222016_ExercisesToMaster_link&smartcode=YN_0006115755_0001558006

Speaking of fitness foundation, this article and video, also by Men’s Health, breaks down some of the common errors when overhead pressing. Additionally, it details how to know if you lack the capability to press overhead, and what to do about it. There are many more options than the landmine single arm overhead press that they show, but it certainly is a great exercise to utilize, as well:

http://www.menshealth.com/fitness/how-to-test-overhead-mobility?cid=NL_EOWNL_-_06222016_Module2&smartcode=YN_0006115755_0001558006

Nutrition is such a confusing place, and as with fitness training most people make it harder than it needs to be. Both fitness and nutrition need to grow from a strong foundation, and from what I have experienced, macronutrient counting is a great place to start. This three part series by Eo3 Fitness gets into what macros are, and how to start counting them:

http://www.endofthreefitness.com/counting-macros-flexible-dieting-101/

Speaking of making nutrition principles too complicated, here is an article detailing why the bad rap meat gets is absurd. I agree wholeheartedly. Veganism is certainly trendy, but it is not necessarily healthier. Just because a chip may be vegan does not make it healthy. Same as a gluten free cookie. Crap is always crap. The best part of the vegan trend is that it has encouraged people to eat more plant based products, which is great. Finding a balance between plants and meat is an important part of maintaining a healthy, balanced diet:

https://www.t-nation.com/diet-fat-loss/vegans-suck-at-science-heres-the-proof

Other Posts You Might Like

Why am I not losing weight?

“Why am I not losing weight?” How many times have you asked yourself, your best friend (they’re tired of you asking, by the way) or even your coach this question? To be honest, we hear this sometimes. Usually it is from someone who just started CrossFit and hasn’t really given the time for results to … more »

Am I ready for CrossFit?

We are asked, “Am I ready for CrossFit?” multiple times every week. The knee jerk reaction is to say yes. Then I got to thinking if that’s really true, or not. The biggest cliche in CrossFit is that everyone can do CrossFit. Ask any well-intentioned, experienced CrossFit coach or athlete and they will say, “CrossFit … more »

10 Fat Loss Tips

I had an interesting conversation with a client the other day, and I believe many of us can identify with the same goal they shared. This person told me they had been battling the feeling that looking better really is a major reason they workout. This being part of the why behind their effort made … more »

WOD for Julie & the Fight Against Colon Cancer

This Saturday, April 13, 2019, the Summit Strength community along with athletes from other Indianapolis boxes, came together to honor the life and memory of Julie Mills, who is the inspiration behind the creation of Summit. Summit also accepted donations in support of the Colon Cancer Alliance, a leader in the fight against the disease. … more »

Achieve Your Goal

There’s a reason you hire a coach – which is what you’re doing when you join our box – and it is to achieve your goals. If you could accomplish everything you want on your own, there would not be a reason for you to work with us. The biggest mistake I see when working … more »

Disciplined Positivity

This weekend I was chatting with one of our members, Evan Nisonson, and he said something profound. “I think the key, really, is having disciplined positivity.” I have no idea where he first heard that term, but it is exactly the mindset we’re striving to achieve with our members at Summit. We focus on mindset … more »

Ready to transform your life?