The end of summer marked the end of our 3 month strength cycle. The last week of August was "re-test" week, and athletes tested a variety of lifts, skills and metcons, allowing us to measure & quantify progress. Lifts included the back squat and bench press; max. sets of strict pull-ups and ring dips were tested; metcons included a few original and some standard (e.g. 500m time trial row) ones. Whether members had been following the entire 3 month cycle, or joined part way through, everyone saw and felt noticeable improvements. Great job everyone!
The end of the strength cycle also denoted a change in the programming - Coach Dave has taken over the ropes and will be programming for the gym moving forward. We're extremely excited to have someone with his knowledge, experience and passion on our team, and we're so excited to have him take over this role!
Curious about what he has in store for you?
Growing up in a household where both of my parents were very involved in the kitchen, I developed a love of food from a young age. My interest in nutrition peaked during high school, when I was experiencing the typical downsides of adolescence: acne, mood swings, and insecurities.
Growing up, I found myself frequently in the kitchen, intrigued by food and how it made people feel. However, I was not aware of the world of nutrition and health promotion until I encountered my own health problems in high school...
On Saturday September 8th, we celebrated the launch of the Food for 6S Nutrition Program 2.0 with a Sports Nutrition 101 workshop. The workshop was presented by myself (Leigh Merotto) and sport dietitian Alysha Coughler - we are both excited to be a part of the Crossfit 6S family and are thankful to all those who came out to the workshop!
In case you missed it, or attended and want to review what you learned, here is a recap:
Whitney has been a long-time member of Six Lifts Weightlifting and is one of the most dedicated athletes! You’ll always find her in the platform side of the gym early morning putting in the work. Recently, Whitney has made some important progress and breakthroughs with her Olympic Weightlifting training. Above all, she supports her teammates, gym, and coaches and is an invaluable member of the wider CrossFit 6S family.
CrossFit 6S team helping you achieve your fitness goals.