No, this isn’t about double-unders. And it certainly isn’t about Kate Hazy and Katlyn Taueetia, both of whom competed in different events last weekend.

Kate Hazy and team competed in the Patriot Games and finished 14th/40 teams.

Katlyn Taueetia and team competed in Weights for Wayne and finished 3rd (tied). Way to go, ladies and thank you for representing T2.
Re: your weakest link …..

You might not have considered this but maybe it is that your grip strength/how strong your hands are, could be having an impact on your CrossFit/constantly varied movements. Think about pull-ups, or deadlifts, or kettlebell swings. Quite often we have to stop because we just “can’t hold on any longer”.

Like all the muscles in our body, our hands and fingers need to be worked for them to be able to keep up and stay injury-free.

(Sarcopenia is the degenerative loss of skeletal muscle mass and strength associated with aging – often reflected in a loss of grip strength “Will you open this jar for me?”)

In a great article by Tabata Times: “Grip Strength: Get Your Crush On”, it talks about everything you need to know about grip strength and improving it.

“How your grip works:

Prime Mover: Crushing (power coming from your fingers); Pinching (power from your thumb)

Hand Position: Crushing, closed hand; Crushing, open hand; Pinching, closed hand; Pinching, open hand.

Intensity: 1-rep max effort; Endurance.


So what can you do to improve your grip strength and be able to use your whole hand and not just your fingers for pull-ups and deadlifts.

Towel Chin-ups
Plate Pinches
Power Holds
Bar Hang
Fat Bar Training
(for the details of these exercises, visit pages 1 and 2)

Finally, vary the equipment and use a lacrosse ball then get a massage for the soft tissue tightness you will develop in your neck, shoulders and arms while you build your grip strength.
Lurong Challenge : CONGRATULATIONS YOU ARE ALL CHAMPS! What’s next? The beach? The pool? Go for it.
CrossFit Specialty Course: Weightlifting 14-15 July 2018 @ T2 CrossFit. For more info and to register, click this link:
Girls Gone RX is back at T2 CrossFit – Saturday 8th September Early registration is now open. Teams of 3 Badass Ladies: 4 Workouts There is also a new category: BAD Teams (Bad Ass in the Making) more info:
FITAID: is not free. Please pay for the cans you take.
Please keep bringing in your clean, used grocery bags. They will be collected and made into mats for the homeless. T2 is still collecting for the next couple of weeks. Thank you.
9:00am Saturday Community Class (Free – as many times as you want). This Saturday, come and meet our special community and coaches, and try a workout too. And the best thing, apart from the class being FREE, you don’t need any CrossFit experience. In fact, you don’t need any experience.

10:30am Members’ WOD

And I feel so bad about this. I completely forgot last week to wish all Dads, Soon To Be Dads, Fur Baby Dads, et al, a very very happy Fathers’ Day. So I’ll do it now; Happy Fathers’ Day even though I’m a week late.

T2 CrossFit Team

Members Involved in ‘Outside the Box’ & Charity Events:

**Sunday Track**
Totally unofficial workout but fun, even when it snows which hopefully it won’t now that it is June. If you want to get your Sunday moving, meet the group at Jefferson Middle School track ready to go at 10am (warmed-up and with your workout ideas ready to implement).

Hashtag your IG photos with from outside the box to share inside the box.

Please let me know if you have any events coming up that you would like to share. They don’t have to be for charity. It can be just for yourself. Our T2 community loves to live vicariously through others.


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