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Am I too old to gain muscle?

I don't know? Ernestine Shepherd (at 70- she is now 79) https://ernestineshepherd.net/ Mark Sisson of marksdailyapple.com JK...I do know! Aging can have negative effects on muscle.  Many studies have shown that adults who are not doing exercise designed to prevent...

Can I gain muscle and lose fat?

Can I gain muscle and lose fat?

In today's episode a little about gaining muscle while losing fat. Is it possible to gain muscle and lose fat at the same time? The answer is ''...it's complicated" but... it can be done. The hardest part is actually gaining the muscle... and we are tackling that...

Will I get bulky by lifting weights?

Will I get bulky by lifting weights?

Don’t lift weights, you will get bulky   Client:  “I want to tone up and lose some weight, abs would be great… But, I don’t want to get bulky.  I’ve heard that lifting weights will make you bulky… Can I just do cardio?”  Me:  “Whew...I am so glad we are just going to...

Why we Deadlift (straight bar)

Why we Deadlift (straight bar)

  Why we Deadlift “ The deadlift is unrivaled in its simplicity and impact while unique in its capacity for increasing head-to-toe strength.”   Coach Greg Glassman - CrossFit Journal 12, August 2003 The best part of the CFJ 12  is the conversation between Coach...

No Days Off

No Days Off

#NDO “But Coach….”     “What the heck do you mean no days off?  I am sore, I have been hitting it hard for 3 days in a row…”   How can I get better if I don’t take a day off?   I first heard about this concept from Kelly Starret in 2010.  Kelly (a...

Chase Your Goals, not Rabbits

Chase Your Goals, not Rabbits

At CrossFit PTC, our coaches want to talk to you every 3-4 months. One on one, in person. We want to put you on the InBody; ask about your goals; review your progress; and then give you the best possible prescription.
Stuck in a Rut?

Stuck in a Rut?

Sooo...you feel a little blah, perhaps stuckIt happens, we all hit a plateau once and awhile.  Or, for some reason you missed a week or two and you feel like you are going backwards…
Why is it so hard to get started?

Why is it so hard to get started?

The hardest part of fitness is getting started. We ask the questions of ourselves: Where do I go? What is the right workout and nutrition plan for me? What if I don’t know what to do? Will I stick out? Will I be embarrassed? What if this doesn’t work for me?
Lack of Focus Holding You Back?

Lack of Focus Holding You Back?

I don’t know about you, but I can often identify with Dory, the famously forgetful fish in “Finding Nemo” and “Finding Dory.”  I try to focus, get distracted and spend a lot of time not doing the things I want to get accomplished. Like Dory, I swim around in a circle, and wow there’s the castle again.
Why we practice #BrightSpotsFriday

Why we practice #BrightSpotsFriday

When is the last time someone put your artwork on the refrigerator?  Do you remember how good it felt to have Mom or Dad put something that we did/or achieved on the refrigerator (or mantle, wall or their desk)?  Unbeknownst to you it triggered a little hit of dopamine and encouraged you to try to do it again.
HOW (AND WHY) TO THANK SMALL BUSINESSES

HOW (AND WHY) TO THANK SMALL BUSINESSES

The industrial economy is over. For many reasons that is a good thing. Heavy industry is a big polluter. Heavy industry relies on humans behaving like cogs in a wheel. Heavy industry suppresses the earning potential of the workforce. But heavy industry also provided good jobs, with health benefits and a way to stop working at age 65. As industrial jobs disappear, so do the securities they carried.
The impossible and the whiteboard.

The impossible and the whiteboard.

Have you ever thought something was impossible?  Have you ever looked at a workout and said “No Way” or that will take more than (XX:00 time)?  Have you ever wondered if it was possible to do some movement y times unbroken?