CrossFit Peekskill

EST 2013

CrossFit Peekskill delivers the CrossFit program exactly as it is intended. The stimulus provided are by design, constantly varied, using functional movements, performed at a high intensity. Our specialty is not specializing and our goal is constant progress. The community is welcoming, and is one of support and camaraderie to anyone seeking maximal health and fitness. Whether you are an ELITE athlete, actively participating in sports, playing with your kids, or simply wanting to be healthier and more mobile, we strive to provide the highest level of training that will help you achieve your goals.



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Take A Step Backwards To Take 2 Steps Forward

    With the CrossFit Games season in full swing it is very easy to get caught up every weekend watching these world class athletes make extremely hard workouts look way too easy. A lot of crossfitters will look at these athletes and feel motivated to want to do what they are doing. The problem with that? Nothing, if you understand the work that goes into getting to that level.   Everyone has to start somewhere and no one is too good for the basics. I am talking about mastering the simplest of movements to make the more advanced movements that much easier. I am talking about performing ring rows perfectly, performing air squats perfectly. Does the WOD call for Knees 2 Elbows and you feel like you should be doing Toes 2 Bar instead? Do not look for ways to make a workout harder but instead look to achieve a higher level of intensity. If Knees 2 Elbows are easy for you then GOOD. Go hard and get a higher score.   Every workout you do does not need to be hard. Some workouts you do should feel easy. If every time you train you find yourself laying on your back out of breath and exhausted then you need to re-evaluate the way you workout. You will not get any better if you do not work on skills. You will not get any faster if you do not work on your speed. You will not get any stronger if you do not work on your strength. This concept applies to the everyday person who just wants to look... read more

Commitments / Desires.

The difference between desires and commitments (and what they mean for you)     There’s a big difference between wanting something and committing to something. It’s easy to want something because wanting something takes no action. We can sit at our desk job every day thinking about how bad we want to be doing something we really enjoy and still spend the rest of our working lives sitting at our desk. We can desire to take a vacation but take no steps to save money or ask for time off and next thing we know another year has passed without us taking a break.   Wants and desires often get confused with goals and commitments. Why? Because all of us WANT to be healthy and fit. All of us WANT to be the person that eats lots of vegetables and says no to cake at the party; so we therefore conclude that these are our goals. But we can also really want that piece of cake and really want to just take a nap instead of going to the gym. When we have tons of wants floating around in our mind without any action or legitimate commitments, the easy wants – the wants that are hard to say no to – these are the ones that will win. And I think this is where people get caught up. They expect their want for a fit body to be louder than their other desires for the things that hold them back.   The second trap that having wants vs. commitments can get us in to is waiting for the right... read more

Gotta Catch Up On Those ZzZzZ’s

The importance of proper sleep and how it effects your training daily   We all know that sleeping is important. It is a vital part of our survival. So why do so many of us neglect a quality nights sleep? As coaches we hear it all the time. “I feel horrible today. I have no energy. Everything hurts and feels heavy.” We usually pull the athlete aside and the first couple of questions we ask go like this, “Did you eat?” “How did you sleep last night?” and 9 times out of 10 the answer is “I slept horrible.” Getting little or poor sleep can contribute to a  higher body composition and can put up a nasty fight with you when trying to lose weight. There is a direct correlation between sleep quantity and quality and weight loss. When a person is tired and exhausted, their hormones go crazy and get out of balance. A small hormonal shift in your body can have a significant impact on your ability to not only lose weight but to also hinder putting on muscle! We are fully aware of how busy each and every one of us can be, so here are a few tips to help get the biggest bang for your buck when going to bed!   Tip #1- Commit to getting a certain amount of sleep nightly. Try to stay on a sleep schedule on the weekends as well. You can’t make up your partying ways from the weekend by sleeping in one day. It just doesn’t work like that. Tip #2- Get rid of all light in your... read more

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