Author: Chris Romano

Proper shoes

So you’ve started CrossFit or a lifting 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 affiliate map on www.crossfit.com. Another good way is to download the DropIn App (http://www.thedropinapp.com/). First let’s talk about what to look for in a gym to drop in. Obviously, location is important You’re on vacation, so you want to be efficient with your time, but not all gyms are created equal! Some key things to look at are their social media and their reviews. See what their gym looks like in their photos. Is the gym overcrowded, or does it look spacious enough to fit large classes? Do you see coaches on the floor, correcting form and instructing, or does it look more like an open gym with supervision? Are warm ups programmed, or do the coaches jump right into a workout? Check out the WODs on their website if...

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CrossFit Games with Gus

I had the privilege of going to Carson, CA last week as Gus Goldman’s coach in his first Reebok CrossFit Games. In the 14 months I have been coaching Gus, he has continued to impress me with his natural athletic ability. He picks everything up very quickly, works hard to master any new movement thrown his way, and is overall one of the hardest working natural athletes I’ve met. In a field of athletes who are home schooled so they can focus on their CrossFit careers, and who have been not just doing CrossFit for a number of years,...

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New Gym Owners- Our next Chapter!

We are incredibly excited to announce that the gym will have new ownership. Chris and Christina Romano will be taking over ownership of Atlanta Strength and Conditioning beginning this week. Crossfit Vesuvio will be joining forces with Atlanta Strength and Conditioning. Chris has been the head trainer at Crossfit Perimeter for the past four years and is incredibly fired up to combine his Crossfit background with our current strength and conditioning platform. Chris is an accomplished athlete and coach. He is an avid skier and spent several years on the US Ski team. When he’s not training, you’ll find him...

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Congratulations to our Swingers and Winners!

Over 30,000 swings on the board!!! Our May the Force Be with You Challenge was a huge success. Congratulations to all of our members that jumped on the train to Awesomeville and took a few minutes each day to grab a few. Special congrats to Stacie Metcalfe for leading the way with an incredible effort. We’ve also got a few winners for our client check in challenge. The race was tight and it literally came down the the wire. First Place- Julie Toure Julie wins 7 dinners from Fresh-N-Fit Cuisine Second Place- Julie Fenner Julie wins 5 dinners from...

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High School Conditioning Program

Atlanta Strength and Conditioning is starting a Summer Conditioning Program for high school age kids on June 6th. The program will run for four weeks on Monday & Wednesday at 2pm. Coaches Kory and Charles have put their heads together on an intense, fun and challenging protocol designed to develop power and speed. Whether a current athlete or just wanting to develop some solid skills, this program is for any high school age kid looking for an edge. The program is $200 for the month and will be limited to just 8 students. Please contact Coach Charles at charles@atlantasc.com if...

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Win a Week of Free Food from Fresh-N-Fit Cuisine

There are too many awesome things going on in the gym right now not to want to share them. So, we’re asking our members to share with the world that you are here and getting your fit on. We are counting up every member check-in on Facebook for the month of May. Our top three checker inners get to enjoy some tasty dinners from Fresh-N-Fit Cuisine. Fresh-N-Fit provides a multitude of dietary options when it comes to the meals you order. From Paleo and low carb to gluten free and vegetarian. First Place- 7 days of dinners from Fresh-N-Fit...

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May the Force be with You!

May the Fourth be with all of Us! We can’t think of a better way to usher in bathing suit season that with a good ‘ole fashioned Kettlebell Swing Challenge. Anyone can sign up for the challenge, just put your name on the board at the gym and track your progress. May 4th thru May 31st- 5000 Kettlebell Swings We’ll be sure to throw a few swings into the regular programming for everyone. Doing the math, this is an average of around 200 swings per day. For those that haven’t done a KBS Challenge, please prepare to shred some...

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PR’s are Everywhere!

We train to get stronger. We train to feel better. We train to be ready for whatever life throws at us. Life has thrown a few fun things our way these past few weeks. This seemed like a great way to kick off a Monday. Here are just a few of the amazing things that have been going on here at Atlanta Strength and Conditioning: Stacie M. hits lifetime PR on trap bar deadlift  Tara N. completed her first TSC along with a deadlift PR Nathan H. completed his first BW Sled Ladder Jessica P. completed her first BW Sled...

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