Because you have all been consistently completing the front rack warm-up stretches, your ‘cleans’ should be improving. Something else that will help with your ‘cleans’ is the Deadlift.

Everyone should know how to deadlift safely. And I don’t mean with a barbell loaded with body weight, 2x body weight … I mean a grocery bag, a toddler, a bag of mulch, anything that needs to be lifted off the ground. What happens to the object then varies but all those situations begin with a deadlift, the ‘best bang for your buck’ lift and movement for overall health and strength. (Functional fitness)

Here is a link to a great, easy-to-read article about why we should all incorporate deadlifts in our lives. “The Deadlift” by Greg Glassman, published in the CrossFit Journal, Issue 12 – August 2003

And if you would like to know more of the history of the deadlift, check out the article in This Week’s Trivia at the end of the newsletter.


Talking of deadlifts. Take a look at Girls Gone Rx’s and BAM’s Workout #2 – amongst other things, there are Partner Deadlifts.


Come and learn how to deadlift safely, to protect your back and your knees.Take a step… through the door to try one of our classes. Once you take that step, our awesomely supportive T2 Coaches and Community will help you; movements will be adjusted or modified to fit you. You have several options – Free Trial CrossFit Class, Free Community Class, SWEAT, Cycle, Row Zone:

FREE TRIAL CLASS – Learn in the class setting Text New member to (412) 772-4264  or email 

Free Trial Class schedule: Mon-Fri 5:30, 6:30, 9:00am; 12:10, 4:00, 5:00, 6:00, 7:00pm (No 7:00pm on Fridays)

Saturday, 24 August 2019 

9:00 FREE Adult Community Class – no membership required

10:30 Members’ WOD (not available for FREE Trial class offer)

Sunday, 25 August 2019 T2 Fitness classes 

8:00 SWEAT (Ladies only)

9:00 Cycle on Sunday

10:00 Row Zone!

Tuesday, 27 August 2019 T2 Fitness

6:00  SWEAT on Tuesday (Ladies only)

10:30 Cycle on Tuesday

Thursday, 29 August 2019 T2 Fitness

6:00  SWEAT on Thursday (Ladies only)

T2 Fitness – No membership required : Sign-up is required 

*****If you would like to take a fitness class, please make sure you sign up the night before.  If there are no sign-ups by 8pm, there will not be a coach, therefore no class.*****


SWEAT/CYCLE/ROW ZONE! : For more information, make sure to follow our page on Instagram (search: Top) t2_fitness_   (search: People) @t2_fitness_   #tag us: #t2_fitness_


Make a note on your calendars: NEW CLASSES

Beginning Monday 9th And Wednesday 11th September at 9:30am, you will have the opportunity to SWEAT 4 times a week.


***Saturday 7 September : Girls Gone RX   :   Workouts #1, 2, 3 and 4 are out 💪 


Click HERE (Facebook Link)

Click THERE (for the direct registration link)

For information on any or all of these events, scroll down to Outside The Box.

Please, Please, Pretty Please,

volunteer to help the event run smoothly, T2 style.

If you are not competing, please consider helping out for an hour or two. 

Sign Up Sheet is at the gym.

Bake Sale!!!!!


T2 Kids, Preteens & Teens: To all who have gone back to school and to those still getting ready, good luck, work hard, have fun.

You don’t get what you wish for; you get what you work for. #minibradletes #t2crossfit #t2crossfitteens #workforit @t2crossfit @crossfitkids

If you have a child (children) who would like to try CrossFit and meet some awesome CrossFit Kids, Preteens and Teens, text New Kid to 412 772 4624 or email for more info and to arrange for a free class.


Fresh Summer Salads available from 

For full salad details and ordering/delivery information, click the link. Delivery to T2 is on Mondays. 


This week’s tasty dish: Egg and Bacon Salad (can’t possibly go wrong with that) courtesy of CrossFit

Trivia: The Deadlift, previously know as the Health Lift

The History of the Deadlift: How Did This Lift Become So Popular? By Jake Boly (updated 27 November 2017)

Have a wonderful weekend.


T2 CrossFit Team


********Outside The Box : Dates for your diary

***Girls Gone Rx : Saturday 7 September

Girls Gone Rx is proud to announce our 4th Annual event in Pittsburgh! Our competitions are put on to bring all types of women together through Competing for a Cure.

Start planning with your partners. Two divisions again, Rx and BAM (BadAsses in the Making). For more information and how to decide which division is right for your team, check out the link. Girls Gone Rx information


To read about Paris’s and Anna’s journey to qualify to represent USA at the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020, click here Henken : Tobias Sailing


FitAid: please pay for the cans you take. You can now charge your cc charge purchase (2 cans minimum) through the Gym Store on your account. There are step-by-step instructions next to the computer if you need help.


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