by Dr. Francis Collins We all know that exercise is important for a strong and healthy body. Less appreciated is that exercise also seems to be important for a strong and healthy mind, boosting memory and learning, while possibly delaying age-related cognitive decline. How is this so? Researchers have assembled a growing body of evidence that […]
Stacy Geisler, a former basketball player seeking new ways to keep fit, was unsure about CrossFit after attending her first class at CrossFit Big D in Dallas, Texas. She was sore and—worse—afraid of the barbells. Though she wanted to quit, she decided to stick it out for another week—and she started to see big changes […]
“I’m not going to feel sorry for him, even though he’s been through hell and back. That’s not going to do him any good. I’d rather give him new goals, new expectations and a new life.” Coach Mike Suhadolnik works with Peter Glatz, a dentist and food and music enthusiast, at CrossFit Instinct in Springfield, […]
Nationwide, women are fighting the stigma associated with working out through their pregnancy and postpartum. For previous generations, staying active while pregnant was often frowned upon, states Kirk Kreifels, who graduated with an exercise science degree from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. “It’s not only safe, but it actually helps women in their pregnancy,” he says. That’s not to […]
Paramount Teen Sports Performance is a strength and conditioning program, combining age-appropriate weightlifting with high intensity training to deliver optimal fitness and performance, as well as establishing a lifetime love of fitness. Proper weightlifting techniques are taught, under the watchful eye of our CrossFit certified trainers, to enhance strength and power, while also focusing on […]
Lose weight, gain strength and improve your fitness with FitCamp! Paramount FitCamp is a blend of a bodyweight strengthening movements and fast-paced cardiovascular workouts that get you in great shape fast! Our next 2-month session starts June 20th—sign up today!
Here at Paramount Strength & Conditioning, our coaches strive to deliver the best programming, top notch coaching, and scalability appropriate for each and every member. Following are a few good words from Coach Jaime about choosing a CrossFit gym—something we aim to embody! I was asked yesterday during a session with my Sport Performance coach how I truly […]
Freda Burnette is a 65-year-old grandmother of 11. She trains at CrossFit Grace in Boiling Springs, South Carolina. Check out her story, it warms the heart! Come see us if you want to be like Freda!
Two Common Problems and How to Fix Them by Robert Camacho, Coach Movement disorders and motor programming are all the rage in the physio-world these days and that’s a great thing. We’re stepping back and opening our eyes to the entire body as a system, trying to understand the positions and habits that lead to […]
Workin’ that midline stability!
Some of the Paramount ladies squatting doubles and moving weight! Nice work team!
Sixty seconds of intense exercise provided the same benefits as 45 minutes of moderate cycling. For many of us, the most pressing question about exercise is: How little can I get away with? The answer, according to a sophisticated new study of interval training, may be very, very little. In this new experiment, in fact, […]
Daniel Camargo, a 20-year Olympic Weightlifting veteran, addresses the ten most asked questions about weightlifting. You can get his answers here. Why can I lift more from the hang than the floor? During a lift, should the bar hit my hips? My front squat and back squat loads are pretty similar – is this OK? I can full […]
For those running in the warm weather, desk jockeys, cyclists, or anyone with a smartphone, do your homework and watch this video on shoulder position by MWod!
Once spring has sprung, we start thinking about the upcoming bathing suit season. It’s fine to want to look and feel good in your suit this summer, but remember that getting fit is about more than weight – it’s about strength, endurance, and good health, too. If you want to have energy to enjoy the […]
ROMWOD: Stretching Routines for Athletes Boost Performance: increased range of motion can generate power and promote efficiency of functional movements through improved position and posture. Optimize Range of Motion: range of Motion is optimized through the strengthening of ligaments and tendons while simultaneously removing excess fascia through specific stretching routines. Accelerate Recovery: recovery is increased […]
“CrossFit is and can be for anyone!” —Coach Chris As he approached his 70th birthday, Tom Robertson came to a hard realization: he could no longer move around like he used to. He knew if he wanted to be around for his grandchildren, it was time to make a change, so he turned to CrossFit. Here’s […]
I LOVE this story of one woman’s journey in CrossFit. Who here has sat in their car outside of a CrossFit gym, wanting to go in but too afraid? *raises hand (all the way back in 2009!)* I still love CrossFit all these years later because 1) it’s okay to come as you are, 2) […]
WOD = Workout of the Day Paramount Strength & Conditioning offers a daily high intensity group fitness workout coached by CrossFit certified personal trainers. We follow a “minimalist program”and this is reflected by the functionality and limited number of our exercises and the simplicity of the equipment we use compared to most commercial gyms. What […]