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Functional Fitness: Overhead Press

Doug is back! In this week's episode of Functional Fitness, Doug Zakaras--MOVE founder and CrossFit certified trainer--teaches Sienna how to properly perform a weighted overhead press. This is a simple but functional move that you can do at home to strengthen the upper body, as well as core and back muscles, and improve posture. It's easy to do with whatever you have around the home.  Sienna is using a dumbbell here, but you could try it with anything from a textbook to a gallon of milk to your dog!  (ok, maybe the dog is a bad idea....) Even simple weighted exercises like this done a few times a week can be so great for your strength and muscle tone! Check out the video below: Did...

Daniel Matheny: How do I find Balance?

The formation of our U19 regional program in Colorado Springs has been a labor of love and luck.  As Jay Hakala, our CS chapter lead, explained in his story, it was a series of fortuitous events and preparation that led to the right people being in the right places at the right time. Another key player in this story is coach Daniel Matheny--Summit coach and founder of Matheny Endurance.  He has been an indispensable part of the Summit story in CS, helping to bring the program to fruition and building a foundation of motivated young athletes in the community through his personal coaching business. With years of coaching experience, a background in exercise physiology, and a passion for nutrition and cycling, he has a unique...

Winter Monster Bike Training

Coach Rob Squire shares some of his winter riding tips Seasons can change quick! I've spent several winters in front of a tiny TV in my parents unfinished basement on rollers putting in way too many hours.  Luckily there are many more options now to stay fit in the winter rather than mind numbing trainer miles. I like to XC ski, snowshoe, and run in the winter, but my favorite is fat biking.   I was skeptical of the big tires at first and spent more of my rides climbing out of snow banks rather than turning the pedals.   Just like any new discipline though, after a few rides I got the hang of it. No longer did I dread the winter, but rather looked forward...