Change can be good!

Some say, “People don’t change.”  Wrong.  I know, because I changed.  The problem is not everyone knows because the change is on the inside and most people don’t talk about it enough.  It’s called our testimony, or our “story”.  If you have a story of how you’ve changed because of coming to know Christ, people need to hear it.  Many times it’s obvious, because some of the changes are visible.  People can tell when you lose weight or quit smoking.  Many of my struggles have been in my mind and after coming to know Christ, and growing in my faith, those battles have become fewer.  I’m not as selfish as I used to be.  I don’t get depressed like I used to.  It’s not me, believe me I tried hard to change before Christ, but it never really happened until I gave up trying and handed those things over.  It’s not a one and done kind of thing though.  It takes time and continually handing things over to the Great Physician.

While we offer a GPP program, “General Physical Preparedness”, we also set aside time for people to work on certain areas.  Such as, bodyweight movements (Pull Ups, Handstands, Handstand walking, rope climbs, etc.), weight-lifting, and other skill work.  We want people to see the improvements they are looking for.  You want to lose weight, then you need to get in the gym consistent and get accountable with your diet.  You want to get stronger, you just need to show up and we will show you how to lift and have a program that includes strength work daily.  You want to gain confidence, you will when you get stronger, but we also get you a little uncomfortable so you can grow in those areas too.  Let us know what you  are trying to accomplish and we can show you how to do it.  Set up a FREE call today!

Why the HOOK GRIP??

I’ve talked about it and demonstrated it.  I’ve explained it helps when cycling a barbell and saves your grip.  Here is a picture showing a clear visual of what the hook grip looks like.  You basically wrap your thumb first, then your fingers wrap OVER your thumb, trying to get one or two over it.  The thumb is your strongest “finger”, and that’s why it makes sense to get it more involved to improve your grip.  Takes a little getting used to.  If you have small hands, you want to be sure to use the 35# bar, which is smaller in diameter than the 45’s.  It will help to get more fingers over your thumb and give you a stronger grip.  One of the side affects is your thumb may be a little sore the next day, but you’ll get used to it.  If you’ve ever had a deadlift pull out of your hands, you can utilize this grip with deadlifts also.  However, it is primarily used with the Olympic lifts and the Power versions, when we are doing multiple reps.  Any questions, please let me know.