Arjun didn't waste any time finding 6S! After moving to Toronto last October, he joined us shortly thereafter and ever since, he has made an insurmountable amount of progress. Arjun is one of the nicest and humblest people you will ever meet - he never complains, ALWAYS has a smile on his face, will talk to new members and will challenge himself and try new things.
Arjun started out in the CrossFit program, with some prior CrossFit experience. He told the coaches shortly after joining, "I want to go to the CrossFit Games one day...maybe 5 years or so....however long it takes to get there." This workhorse, goal-oriented mentality is exactly what Arjun embodies everyday, and the kind of character that will bring him success. In this regard, Arjun is constantly on the pursuit of excellence - he always has new goals and is willing and determined to do everything required to achieve them.
Coach Adam and Coach Benny from Hank’s Powerhouse hosted a bench press workshop at CrossFit 6S on July 15 from 2-5pm. We started in typical CF6S fashion with an ice breaker. We had athletes from CrossFit, Powerlifting and Olympic Weightlifting in attendance, so even though these were all regular attending members of 6S, some had never met each other before. After we all became friends by discussing our plan for when the apocalypse comes, Coach Adam went into the introduction for the workshop.
The title of this post came about when I was training with a friend and I needed to scale back the number of prescribed ring muscle ups in my workout. When I mentioned that I would reduce the number, he agreed with me and then said the immortal words … “Scaling is Failing!”
From my perspective, that really fired me up...in a good way. However, even though I may be okay with hearing that from someone else, as a coach, you can’t wander around class and throw out bombs like this - it doesn’t help. I must admit that I have used this a few times; however, it has always been in a tongue and cheek tone. While there are some lunatics like me out there, the majority of the human race need a more positive approach.
On the surface, bench press may seem like a simple movement. Just lay down on a bench and push a bar up, right? While in it’s most primitive form, this is right, there are a number of details and nuances about the lift that can make us more efficient and safer while performing the lift! Below are 5 tips for performing bench press
This past weekend, CrossFit 6S had 7 teams compete in Collingwood at the UG Games, and everyone crushed it! Athletes - most who have never competed before - showed up to work hard and have fun and that’s exactly what we did! They climbed ropes for the first time, synchronized their pull-ups, lifted heavy weights, went swimming, and battled the blazing heat the entire weekend to support each other. We are so proud of everyone and can’t wait to see what the next competition brings!
Natalie joined CrossFit 6S 2 years ago (with some prior CrossFit experience), and ever since then she has immersed herself in the 6S community and never stopped setting new goals and crushing them. Natalie is always supportive and optimistic, and will always lend a hand to those around her. You'll easily spot her in the morning class WOD or in the evening open gym sessions working on her 6S-sory game - she's constantly smiling, laughing and cheering on those around her. In addition to working on her fitness getting sweaty, Natalie has worked with Food for 6S and dialed in her nutrition to make sure she's fueling her body properly.
Natalie's spirit really shined during the 2018 CrossFit Open. She supported her entire team and all of the other competitors. She went above and beyond what was expected. Her camaraderie and charisma are part of what make Natalie a great role model. Additionally, Natalie's dedication to improving her health and fitness is contagious and her commitment to the 6S community is admirable.
Keep up the great work, Natalie! We're so lucky to have you!
My journey into strength training and the healthcare profession started with a bicycle. During my undergrad at Ryerson University I was heavily involved in the school's cycling club; I did long distance road rides, cross-country mountain bike racing, even raced my track bike in a velodrome. Over time my body began to accumulate injuries from long hours in the saddle along and the occasional crash, I realized that I needed to be stronger and more resilient in order to continue racing.
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