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2016 Reebok CrossFit Games - The countdown begins!!
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
Getting started at CrossFit Michiana is as easy as 3,2,1 GO!!
2. Sign up for our FREE intro class - each Thursday by appointment @ 6:00 pm.
1. Show up.
We believe that the best way to see if CrossFit is for you is to just come on in and give it a try.
It’s so hard to describe why you’ll love it…but as soon as you try it…and feel it…you’ll know…just like the rest of us!!
CrossFit and ART
The DOCTOR is in!
Dr. Erick Leffler specializes in a technique known as ART - or Active Release Technique
Dr. Leffler is at the gym every Wednesday from 9:00 am - 11:00 am and 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
He is there to help our athletes be the best they can be.
Sign up today - On the whiteboard!!!
Dr. Leffler’s website: http://www.dynamicspineandrehabcenter.com/
How does your average Crossfitter keep from injuring themselves and breaking down while preparing for such extreme workouts?
Patients with overuse or repetitive strain injuries (RSI) can cause your body to produce tough, dense scar tissue within soft tissue structures. As scar tissue builds up, the length tension relationship between soft tissue structures becomes altered. Think of your arm flexing with an injured bicep muscle. The body tells an injured muscle to stop working in order to protect it from further injury. The injured bicep becomes tight and shorter than it should be while it’s opposing muscle the triceps becomes weak and lengthened. Muscles when injured can become shorter or inhibited, while the opposite muscles (antagonists) become weak or facilitated. This altered relationship ultimately places these structures in harm’s way. Your body is a very smart organism and will ask adjacent/secondary muscles to intervene. This will help for only so long. Soon there will be fatigue and tissue breakdown. Tension on tendons can cause tendonitis and nerves can become trapped. This causes reduced range of motion, loss of strength and pain. If a nerve is trapped, you may also feel tingling, numbness and weakness.
Active Release Technique (ART) is a patented, soft tissue movement and stretching technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves.
As any serious athlete will tell you, the last thing they want to do is stop training. Through a process of examination, palpation, muscle testing, and deduction, an ART practitioner has the ability to recognize these faulty movement patterns and correct the imbalance. Correcting or lengthening the tight muscles and strengthening the weak muscles are the key to effectively treating an injury and getting back to optimal performance. A body in balance is a strong, efficient machine able to withstand the insane demands of any Crossfit workout.
With any repetitive high intensity workout the potential for injury rises as fatigue sets in and form is sacrificed. The most common Crossfit injuries seen are:
Neck and Low back pain
Shoulder and elbow injuries
Hip and knee injuries
A practitioner who is well versed in soft tissue analysis and treatment is the key to keeping you strong and healthy. Active Release Technique is a great tool for the Crossfit athlete and will keep their Workout of the Day (WOD) fun and pain free.
In the News!!
CrossFit an option for New Year’s resolutions
South Bend Tribune
ELKHART COUNTY 4-H FAIR:
Locals test their strength
Carole Turnbo uses strength of body and mind to climb worldwide CrossFit rankings
Turnbo, a trainer at CrossFit Michiana, has used mental, spiritual and physical strength to achieve a top 20 worldwide ranking in the CrossFit Open.
CrossFit Michiana hosting ‘biggest loser’ program
Fifteen applicants will be accepted to the 12-week program.
Posted on April 16, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.
ELKHART CrossFit raises more than $5,800
CrossFit Michiana raised more than $5,800 at their third annual Barbells for Boobs event.
Elkhart man drops 50 pounds in a month
CrossFit Michiana’s Beginner Class
Our CrossFit Michiana Beginner class is an introductory class geared towards the very beginning CrossFitter - These classes will run each month at a different time slot.
This class is an introduction to CrossFit’s philosophy, fundamental movements, proper technique & you'll leave with the confidence to join our CrossFit WOD’s.
The class is $127.00 for the month and GUARANTEED to make you healthier and stronger no matter what your current or past fitness levels.
You can sign up directly by clicking through the link below:
CrossFit - All Levels