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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Keep It Simple

I know after a long time or even sometimes a short period of time away from doing any kind of fitness, it can be difficult to come back.  Here are some tips that may help to get you back into a fitness routine: Make a short-term commitment to yourself.  What do I mean by this? Set a start date for you to get back to the gym.  Then pick a target date 1-2 months away that you want to attend X amount of classes by.  I recommend 3 days on 2 days off.  Don’t write this in stone though- be flexible with it. If you don’t make it to the gym all 3 days that week, then cut your losses and pick it back up again.  If you do hit that goal then great; and if you make it to even more classes that is even better! Talk to your coaches, LISTEN to them- they are there to help guide you and ease you back into the swing of things. DO NOT live in the past and be discouraged about what weight you used to lift or how fast you used to be. Don’t be shy because the person next to you in the workout may be using the prescribed weight and you are scaling the workout. Remember that everyone started out scaling the workouts one way or another. Let the natural progression of things take its course. You will be surprised at how quickly you will get off of that trainer bar or be able to do a pull-up again or even get your first pull-up!! Focus on... read more

The Intensity of CrossFit and Why It Is Misunderstand

CrossFit by definition is functional movements performed at high intensity across broad time and modal domains. Broken down this means: Functional Movement- You are not strapped into a machine. You must use your entire body and all your physical attributes to accomplish the movement. These are the movements that prepare us for everyday life and makes us healthier, stronger humans. High Intensity- CrossFit has the reputation of being “too hard” or “too intense.” But there are different levels of intensity and those need to be understand by the coaches and the athletes. More on this in a second. Broad  Time- We like to train all different time variables.  From :30 to 30 minutes and everywhere in between (Sometimes even longer) Modal Domain- This is whatever you are doing that day. Could be gymnastics, weightlifting, running, biking, or swimming. Or it can be all three. Now that we cleared up the definition of CrossFit I want to focus on one aspect. High Intensity. There is a word missing from the definition that needs to be understood. Ready? It is a game changer…. RELATIVE High Intensity. This needs to be understood from day one. CrossFit is in fact FOR EVERYONE. Everyone can do it and everyone can benefit from it. The issue is that most people think that CrossFit is too intense for them or they have to be in shape before even trying out CrossFit.   Intensity is an important part of the program. Constantly varied functional movements performed at a relative high intensity. This is where the results are made.  But intensity is like a powerful drug. You want to... read more

What’s All the Hype About Fish Oil Anyways?

  I am sure that at one point or another myself or someone else has encouraged you to take fish oil. You’ve probably been told that it “helps with inflammation”.  I think that people here this and they assume it is just like any other supplement and therefore they don’t take the recommendation too seriously.  I will say, however, that fish oil (or algae oil if you don’t eat fish) is probably the #1 supplement you should be adding to your diet.    I do not recommend very many supplements for a couple of reasons. The main being that most people simply don’t need them. I think of most supplements as fun. To me periodically going to Vitamin Shoppe and trying out something new is like getting a new pair of workout pants. Not necessary for my fitness, but sometimes it just makes you feel good and makes you WANT to workout. But all in all, *most* supplements do little to no actual good. They make grand claims that they can’t actually back up and for the majority of people they would do the best saving their money and just eating real, whole foods.  The other reason I don’t recommend them often is that without blood work you really don’t really know if you need them. Magnesium is a big buzz in the fitness world and while it may not harm you supplementing with it you really have no idea if you need it or not without getting blood work done. It has been likened to trying to fix someones deadlift without ever actually seeing them deadlift. You can... read more


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