This past weekend I was lucky enough to go to the CrossFit Football seminar in Nashua, NH. Let me preface the rest of this post by saying that I am not a football player (whaaaaat?!) and the CrossFit Football program does not center around the specific sport of American Football. Rather, it is a strength and conditioning program which uses the ideas of CrossFit to specifically prepare athletes for sport (be it Football, Lacrosse, Rugby, Ping Pong, etc.).
The majority of people do not walk into CrossFIt necessarily wanting to become elite CrossFit athletes. Most people want to CrossFit in order to improve other aspects of their lives, whether it be general health, their marathon time, or improve their training for a specific sport. That’s where CrossFit Football comes into play.
I felt a little out of place sitting among 20 guys, 4 girls, and being the only one wearing pink shorts. The seminar staff was extremely welcoming to everyone and very informative about the CrossFit Football program. I learned drills specific to sport, how to program toward sport-related goals, and lots of painful new stretches. While I have no plans of being drafted anytime soon (sorry to mess up your fantasy teams everyone), I hope to incorporate what I learned into my own training as well as share it with other. I can’t stop talking about it, I even spent about 30 minutes trying to explain sprinting drills to my mom, and managed to pick up an injury showing them to Sam. So please feel free to ask me any questions you may have! Now enough talking, let’s bench.
September 13, 2012
Strength: Push Press 5-5-5
20 Overhead Walking Lunge Steps (20kg/15kg)
Beat the Streets Fundraiser Workout on Saturday, September 22nd, in lieu of the invasion sessions, CrossFit Fenway is hosting the Steve’s Club’s Beat the Streets Fundraiser! This event is to raise money for the Steve’s Club National Program for at-risk youth fitness. Please contact Erika if you’d like to participate, or if you have any questions. The suggested donation is $25, but any amount is appreciated, and can be made via cash, checks made out to “Steve’s Club National Program”, or you may go to our donation page. This is a great cause, and we hope to see a lot of you here on the 22nd.