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- Warming up Effectively
- Breathing during strength and conditioning pieces for better results
- Shoulders - Why they may not be working well and what you can do to make that a non issue.
- Hips, Knees & Ankles - Finally get the squat position you have been striving for
- Develop Body Awareness so you can listen to your body and use that information to be better.
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Tony has been a consistent, solid member since Day 1 of being at O’Hare CrossFit. Tony is always making an effort to help other members in and out of the gym, he never complains about any of the workouts, he just comes in and puts in the work day after day.
Every class, he shows up about 45-60 minutes early to run 1-2 miles so he can improve his endurance. He’s also asked for help to improve his strength and mobility so each day he works on doing accessory work to gain ground in both of these areas and it has all paid off!
His mobility has improved tremendously, and his endurance keeps getting better and better. Tony has also lost 40 pounds and counting by working with Becca and her Lifestyle Nutrition program. He has big goals, but has done an awesome job of taking them one day at a time. His resilience and positivity are what we love to see here at OCF. Keep it up Tony!
Get to know Tony! 1. When did you start CrossFit and why? August 2016 - After being sedentary for 7 years and gaining 70lbs I became desperate to take the weight off. 2. What time of day do you come in? 9am 3. What is one type of movement you hate and one you love? More dislike - burpees and I love jumping rope. 4. Any big goal(s) set for the next year? With Becca’s help lose 40 more lbs 5. Name an athlete that inspires you and why. (Does not have to be a CrossFitter) Rocco Marchegiano aka Rocky Marciano heavyweight champion of the world, he fought at 185 lbs in an era of no light heavyweight division, meaning each time he defended his title his opponent out-weighed him by 30 to 40 lbs. At best he had average talent, what made him one of the greatest other than his heart, chin and punch (equal to an armor piercing bullet when measured) was his conditioning.
He was by far the most conditioned fighter ever to step into a ring, when training for a fight he would run 12 - 15 miles a day and ran no less than 5 miles 365 days a year. He would train with a 300 lb heavy bag, he also had the same weighted bag in a pool where he would throw punches with water up to his neck, he deprived his body of oxygen by retrieving weights out of the deep end of the pool over and over again, he would spar every day rotating fighters daily, no fighter could keep up with his conditioning regimen.
In the afternoon he would sprint up a hill and down backwards, did endless push ups, chin ups and sit ups to the point where his trainers told him to stop, at night to wind down he would walk 8 miles. All this training made him relentless in the ring throwing 85 to 100 punches a round, more than doubling what an average heavyweight throws. Each punch with the intent to knock his opponent out. His record 49 - 0 with 43 KOs he knocked out 88% of his opponents, 2 records that have endured time and will be very hard to break. Every fight expert agrees on one thing - no fighter came to close to matching his conditioning.6. Tell us one fun fact about you. My business often takes me to Las Vegas where most of the time I am at the dice table 7. You were left on a deserted island. What one food and thing (i.e. book, music player, etc...) would you want to be left with you? Veal Milanese, linguine bolognese, bragioli, can’t name just one food, a boat to get me off the island so I can find an Italian restaurant! 8. How has CrossFit helped you in sports? Life? My health!! being overweight and out of shape I was absolutely headed for a problem. 9. How have workouts changed for you over the years? My endurance, flexibility and strength all have increased. 10. Rate the following on a scale of 1 to 10:
2017 09 02
Every two minutes, worldwide, 1 woman dies during childbirth, and 98% of those deaths are preventable. To raise awareness of maternal mortality, I run for Every Mother Counts, an organization founded by Christy Turlington Burns dedicated to reducing maternal mortality worldwide. With education, awareness, supplies, and even transportation, we can drastically reduce this public health epidemic. This cause is so close to my heart.
I had two pregnancies, and even though I delivered at one of the best women's hospitals in Chicago, both ended up in complication. Were it not for the access I had to midwives and a great medical team, I may not have been lucky. I will run the Chicago Marathon (again) proudly wearing the EMC jersey! You can support this cause by using the FREE Charity Miles app on your phone and donate your walking or running miles to EMC!For more information or to recommend a charitable organization, contact Rocio at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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July 2017Detty has been a member since our 21 for $21 program and has taken advantage of a lot of what OCF has to offer. Detty has stepped out of her comfort zone and has grown completely as an athlete and individual. She is a regular 5:15 am #dawnpatrol member and her dedication has not wavered since she became part of the morning mamacitas crew! Detty has taken part in the Lifestyle Nutrition program where she saw great success with losing weight, feeling better, and performing better in the gym. She also took a big leap by signing up for the In-House Competition where her team got second place! We love seeing her smiling face in the morning and she always brings positive energy to have around. Congratulations Detty, well deserved!
Get to know Detty! 1. When did you start CrossFit and why? I started with the 21 for 21 group last September. I had seen how O’Hare CrossFit member motivated each other in the Trek for Rec 5k at Leyden Township in previous years and it made an impact on how they helped each other out throughout the race. 2. What time of day do you come in? I usually come early in the morning, Dawn Patrol at 5:15 am. 3. What is one type of movement you hate and one you love? I still dislike box jumps. I’ve working on getting over the hurdle of thinking about the movement and just getting it done. I love back squats, and deadlifts. 4. Any big goal(s) set for the next year? A baby goal is climbing the rope and a bigger goal is strict pull up. And continue to improve and become a better athlete. 5. Name an athlete that inspires you and why. (Does not have to be a CrossFitter) Growing up I didn’t get to be inspired by women athletes, especially in my community it’s mostly driven by men. I hope these changes in the near years. I do get inspired by my peers and member of the gym who get better and better. 6. Tell us one fun fact about you. I’m in the board for Thunder Soccer in Franklin Park and I sometimes coach. I like helping motivate kids in the area and helping them reach their potential. Grades from pre-k through 8th grade. 7. You were left on a deserted island. What one food and thing (i.e. book, music player, etc...) would you want to be left with you? I will take unlimited amount of tacos and boom box to keep me entertained since I can either dance or sing. 8. How has CrossFit helped you in sports? Life? CrossFit has helped be more confident in all aspects of my life. 9. How have workouts changed for you over the years? I have always workout at gyms on my own. I noticed my routines would be repetitive and I would work the same muscles. And I would often get bored. I also would try to get a friend with me to join the gym but often my friends would not continue. I would also hit plateaus and it was frustrating. At OCF, I have built relations with people to motivate and encourage each other. Now, I recently did the 3-month nutrition challenge and I learn a lot, I lost 20 pounds and my body-fat percentage went down. My body feels stronger and I will continue to work with my nutrition and practice the skills learn from the program. 10. Rate the following on a scale of 1 to 10:
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