Author: Chris Romano

Should I consider BCAAs?

Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAA) are one of the most widely used supplements on the market. Their benefits include immunize system support and reducing fatigue. Both of which are key to athletic performance. With so many difference BCAA products on the market, how do you know which is right for you, or if you even would benefit from taking additional BCAA?

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Stretching Before Bed

We all know to stretch after an intense training session to relax the muscles but most people don’t consider stretching before bed to relax their muscles to get better sleep.

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CrossFit vs CrossFit, My Philosophy

I’ve been involved in CrossFit for over 7 years and seen the sport of CrossFit evolve and change dramatically over that time. With it the Open has also changed. Over time there has become a VERY huge difference between CrossFit as a competitive sport, and CrossFit as a modality. If you dont know what I’m talking about, you are either within your first 2-3 years of CrossFit or you’re behind the curve. I have little interest in promoting CrossFit competitions. That mindset is not what we sell. It was a big part of my life and training for the first...

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Our member stories: Meredith (Personal Training & CrossFit)

Meet one of our elite athletes, Meredith Ogburn. She just signed an athletic scholarship to Oregon State University for rowing, and is now training for her Team USA trials. She does personal training with our owner/ head strength & Conditioning coach Chris Romano, as well as participates in our CrossFit and barbell programs. So basically, she lives with us at the gym. Here’s her story:

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Our CrossFit Member Stories: Rachel

How long have you been doing CrossFit/functional fitness? A little over a year – started Sept 1, 2016 How long have you been at Atlanta Strength & Conditioning and how many days a week do you come in? A little over a year, started Sept 1, 2016 I attend classes 5-6 days a week What brought you to our gym instead of any other gym options in the area? This passionately crazy Italian guy called me back while on vacation and set me up with a terrifyingly muscular female coach for my intro session. This other really muscular male...

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New Years New Goals

As we ring in the new year, everyone is focused on setting new health & fitness goals for 2018 and reflecting on their accomplishments from 2017. This is a busy time of year for gyms, as any good coach or trainer wants to meet with their clients and discuss where the new year is going to take them. For my personal training clients, my group fitness clients, as well as anyone reading this blog, I want to take this opportunity to discuss some important aspects about achieving your goals. My goal is to prevent my clients from falling into...

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Proper shoes

So you’ve started CrossFit or a weightlifting program and you look around the class and everyone has multiple pairs of shoes. You think, when “I get good enough I’ll get some too.” However, that though isn’t really in your best interest. It’s really important to have the proper gear but totally unnecessary to get gear just to get gear. For example, if you sign up to play soccer you would go out and buy soccer cleats right? You wouldn’t wear your bowling shoes for your soccer game, just because they’re shoes right? Similar thing with CrossFit and lifting, in...

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CrossFit on vacation

With summer travel season coming up and many planning summer trips, it’s important to know that you can “drop in” at other CrossFit gyms to continue pursuing your fitness goals. Generally, gyms charge from $10-45 per drop in session depending on the location and reputation of the gym. It’s important to know the proper drop in etiquette and also what to look for in a gym when choosing where to visit. There are a few ways besides www.google.com to find the closest crossfit gym to where you will be traveling to.  The most common way is to use the...

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