Onto Week 3…Let’s talk a little bit about FIBER! Keeping your fiber intake on point throughout the Open will provide optimal energy and joint function during the workouts, along with faster recovery afterwards, getting you ready for the next one. Fiber is essential because: It is usually found in foods that are high in micronutrients […]
A repeat workout? Almost. Anyone who’s been around for awhile now might remember the triplette 16.2. 19.2 is very similar, yet the time requirements have been changed. Before breaking down each individual movement, let’s first take a look at the workout… CrossFit Open 19.2 Beginning on an 8-minute clock, complete as many reps as possible […]
Are you eating enough protein? Week two, here we go! This week’s workout has the potential to range anywhere from 8-20mins long. Regardless of how far you make it, this week’s nutrition tip applies to all! PROTEIN is made up of building blocks called amino acids. They play a big part in the building of […]
This workout begins with the athlete standing under the pull-up bar. After the call of “3, 2, 1 … go,” the athlete will have 8 minutes to perform 25 toes-to-bars, followed by 50 double-unders and 15 squat cleans, then perform 25 toes-to-bars, 50 double-unders and 13 squat cleans, this time at a heavier weight. If […]
Week one down, four more to go!! Thanks for the highlights, Coach Michelle. 19.1 CrossFit Open Workout 15 minute AMRAP 19 Wall Balls 19 Calorie Row
Whether you’ve already done 19.1 and feeling sore, or planning to do the workout again before the deadline… this 20-minute recovery flow is exactly what your body needs to bounce back from all of those wall balls and row pulls.
The 2019 CrossFit Open has officially kicked off! Since the announcement some are calling this an old school CrossFit workout, others are saying it’s a tall athlete’s dream. Tall or short, this workout is a grind and shouldn’t be underestimated. This one’s going to burn. 19.1 CrossFit Open Workout 15 minute AMRAP 19 Wall Balls […]
A lot of our Paramount family will be participating in the CrossFit Open, so here are some helpful nutrition tips from Coach Kayla to keep us on track, starting with 19.1: Stick to Similar Foods — Performing an Open Workout is not going to be the best time to try out new foods or supplements. Adrenaline and […]
THE 2019 CROSSFIT OPEN IS HERE and it’s a very exciting time of year! The CrossFit Open at Paramount is a time for Community, Camaraderie, & Celebrating all the hard work you put in day after day! Test Your Fitness // Set Baselines // Measure Progress // Be a part of something AWESOME! Who’s In?? THE […]
1. Experience the adrenaline rush of competition. So many of us never felt what it was to compete in sports in our youth. Maybe you weren’t the “athletic kid” growing up. Sure, you probably had plenty of extracurriculars–knowledge bowl, band, choir, speech… But the feeling of going head-to-head with your peers on a physical playing […]
With less than a week left before the 2019 CrossFit Open kicks off, now is a better time than ever to revisit some of the questions that seem to come up every year within the gym. Why should I participate in the Open? What movements can I expect to see? What kind have workouts have […]
What’s different about the 2019 CrossFit Open season – and what should you expect as an athlete? This video covers it all. Be sure to come back to the Paramount blog each week for our Open Strategy Guides!
Get Fit this winter with Paramount30!!! Our brand new 30-Minute Conditioning Class launches 1/3/19. Claim your Free One-Week Trial today. Here at Paramount we are always striving to make our gym the best if can be for our members. We listen to your feedback, requests and concerns. Following are some new programming options we are implementing […]
Having issues with banging the bar or a loopy bar path? Here are some common faults and what you can do to fix them. Faults Too much separation between the bar and your legs Sweeping the bar in with the arms >Hitching Staying over the bar too long Stupid “backflip” technique How to Fix Separation: […]
Is your Clean crashing? Does it bury you in the bottom when it gets heavy? Here are a few tips to help you dial in the timing and make your catch smooth! Causes Inefficient bar path, low elbows, too high of a pull, loose grip in the catch. The first video highlights the different ways […]
Bring an ornament from home to make our gym-family tree extra special! Thank you Coach Michelle for the beautiful tree and community spirit.
Dr. Annie of Head 2 Toe Spine & Sports Therapy talks to Chris Douglas, Owner & Head Coach of Paramount Strength & Conditioning about Olympic Weightlifting and his recent win at the CrossFit Industrious fall WL event. Learn how Chris prepared and prevented injury!
by Coach Aaron Hyatt With so many choices out there, sometimes it’s hard to determine what type of shoe gives you the biggest bang for your buck in your workouts – especially if you don’t want to invest in, or carry around, multiple pairs. Running shoes typically have almost an inch of foam, gel, or […]
If you are looking for a well-rounded weightlifting program that incorporates accessory work and a side of light conditioning that will get you strong, this is it!!! I’m super pumped to share what our team lifters and I have been using. There will be awesome video content added to daily sessions so you know exactly how to […]
by Coach Vanessa Dickens As a coach I hear the phrase “I need more” or “the workout was too easy” and don’t get me wrong that can be a valid point; however, more often than not it’s because you didn’t go hard enough. There is a difference between intensity and just moving about for an […]