Posted on December 14, 2018
Earlier this week, one of our members approached me about feeling burned out and fighting with your body: how do you train through this? Normally my answer would just be “DON’T,” but I think it’s more nuanced than that. Why are you burned out? Are you taking care of the basics: eating enough, sleeping … Continue reading Lindsey’s Training Log – December
Posted on December 11, 2018
It’s that time again. Welcome to December’s State of the Union. The end of 2018…it has been a hell of a year, both good and bad. We grew as a gym. We’re hoping our members grew in their own way as well. We saw our members hit personal bests in marathons, on the scale, … Continue reading December State of the Union, Fitness
Posted on December 7, 2018
This week my program called for 6 sets of 2 front squats and 4 back squats at 100% of my previous front squat max. I was a little anxious so I put it off for a couple days and when I finally got around to it, I reluctantly set up the camera. This first video … Continue reading Alison’s training log 12/7/18
Posted on December 3, 2018
Congratulations to Richard Smith, our November Member of the Month! He’s one of our favorite Northsiders, rolling in at 6:29 on the dot every morning. As a staple morning crew member, Richard fills class with his “I hate working out” mantras and witty cardio complaints. Still, that doesn’t stop him from showing up and working … Continue reading Congratulations to Richard Smith, our November Member of the Month!
Posted on November 30, 2018
This program started with completely rebuilding my deadlift and squat. Recently, I made the choice to not participate in a meet that I had signed up for. As frustrating as this decision was, it seems everyone I talked to, including my physical therapist, thought it was the wisest decision in the long run. If nothing … Continue reading Ryan’s Training Log – Nov. 30
Posted on November 27, 2018
I’ve found myself facing a new challenge over the past few months. I’d been training for powerlifting in one way or another for about 5 years. I’d never considered not powerlifting. I trained through some fairly serious injuries, also through a lot of difficult moments of my life, and at times I really had no … Continue reading Shifting Your Fitness Focus
Posted on November 19, 2018
We come across so many different types of people in the gym and so many, if not all of them, work incredibly hard in this space. Day in and day out, we see them grinding away in Cardio Lab classes or loading up the barbell in the Strength Lab. We see dedicated people training for … Continue reading Inside and Out: What Does Wellness Look Like?
Posted on November 16, 2018
Hypertrophy: the enlargement of an organ or tissue from the increase in size of its cells. This marks the second phase of my hypertrophy program. Four weeks ago my bodyweight was sitting around 235-238lbs. After four weeks, and a big increase in calories per day, I’m sitting around 244-247lbs. The ultimate goal is over … Continue reading Casey Training log – November
Posted on November 12, 2018
Everyone likes to be a little sore. You wake up the next day or two with that feeling of accomplishment. But what if one day that soreness isn’t there? And honestly what really causes you to be sore in the first place? Some people may jump to the conclusion that they slacked off at the … Continue reading Should you be sore?
Posted on November 9, 2018
I’ve been following a very basic Catalyst Athletics training program for the past 6 weeks. Normally I program for myself, but with the olympic lifts I have absolutely no idea what I’m doing, so went to a reputable source of information. I’m so new to this that literally anything that allows me to snatch and … Continue reading Lindsey’s Training Log – Oct/Nov