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.
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
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.
Anniversary Date: January 1, 2009 Birth Date: June 10, 1975
Favorite CrossFit WOD: the one with running and sit-ups….(that would be running Annie!)
Favorite CrossFit Moment: completing the Warrior Dash
I aspire to do………. my best at all times
Jonnai preparing for the Warrior Dash June 2011
Jonnai getting close to the end of the warrior dash - the only two things she had left to do was jump over fire and crawl through knee high mud under barbed wire!!!