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January Updates


Happy New Year!  

Here are some updates on things going on at Chikara in January.  

2017 Goal Board

We have created a large goal board for everyone to write down one short term and one long term goal they would like to achieve in the gym.  

What do you want to achieve in the next 1 - 3 months?  What about this year?  

Write it down and let everyone see it to give you motivation every day you are in the gym to put in a little extra work on the things you want to achieve. 

Updated 8pm Class Schedule

This week we will have an 8pm Group…


Meet Yasu!


We are super excited to welcome our new coach, Yasu, to the Chikara team.  

Yasu recently graduated from University Nebraska at Kearney with a degree in Exercise Science. He has been engaged in fitness as a CrossFitter, rugby player, fitness model, and strength trainer.  With 15 years experience in fitness, he brings a wealth of knowledge about training and nutrition.

Here are some words from Yasu...

I am very excited to be working as a coach at Chikara Crossfit. I started Crossfit because I like challenging workouts and the sense of achievement after the workouts, but…


Improving Shoulder Positions


Proper range of motion for the shoulder is essential to perform movements like the overhead squat and muscle-up.  Often athletes are limited either by tightness, weakness or a combination of both in the muscles surrounding the shoulder joint. 

Here are two auxiliary exercises from Julien Pineau at Strongfit that you can add before and after class to help improve the positions and strength in your shoulders.  

The key here is that you are strengthening the triceps, lats, and biceps under tension at end ranges.  Start off with light weight…


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