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October 7, 2019

There are many instances in life where giving it your all is the only way to go. Passion, tenacity, and grit are not just admirable traits, but the ones that truly can facilitate extraordinary accomplishments. However, the more emphasis that is placed on achieving perfection, the less flexible we tend to become when things do not go our way. When we refuse to give ourselves the ability to adjust the plan, it can often lead to a phenomenon I like to describe as the “forget it!” effect. 

In a perfect world, we would all have perfectly crafted weekly meal prep from only fresh, local markets, attend the gym 5+ times a week, get 9+ hours of sleep, RX every workout, and find world peace in our free...

September 23, 2019

Luckily for John, our anniversary and my birthday are within a week of each other, so when he shops for a present, it’s always a good one :) Instead of the typical jewelry/clothes/vacation present, I asked for something a bit different this year - an analysis of my blood work from a company called InsideTracker. For those of you who aren’t familiar, InsideTracker is a service that analyzes your blood work for various biomarkers, and tells you information on your overall health and fitness. Most of us get blood work at the doctor, but it’s pretty limited in its findings. InsideTracker takes a deeper look and provides an explanation of what exactly each finding is and ways to increase or decre...

September 4, 2019

This is the box at which I first touched a barbell and met some of my very best friends- I can’t wait to get to show all that magic off to outsiders.  So I wanted to share with all of you some things that I have learned over my years as a coach, seasoned athlete, new athlete, and drop-in at other boxes.  Please feel free to read each section with the accompanying lyric replaying in the background.  

Hi, my name is….

Eminem’s confidence is definitely envy-worthy, but I don’t think anyone else really enjoys introducing themselves to a stranger.  Even less enjoyable? Going up to someone you’ve been in class with for a few weeks, but to whom you’ve never actually introduced yourself...

August 14, 2019

Imagine dropping into a gym and being told that for the day’s workout, you’ll be required to complete the WOD at the same weight and skill level as CrossFit Games champion Mat Fraser. Oh, and you’ll be time capped based on his finishing time. Uh oh.

Often times in the gym, we develop the misperception that they should be achieving workout equality: every athlete performing the same workout, using the same weights, with the same level of movement, the same amount of reps, etc. In reality, to maximize our performance and skill development, our goal should be achieving workout equity: utilizing individualized, personalized weight, movements, skill level, and reps in order to perform a workout su...

July 25, 2019

The brain is an awesome weapon to have when it comes to fitness.  It has the ability to calm us down before a workout or a heavy lift and jack us up once the clock starts.  However, it is also our worst enemy when it comes to training; especially when we are injured. In this sport or any sport, we have to battle nagging injuries and soreness, or even more severe injuries.  They are annoying, they are inconvenient, but hell, it is going to happen and it happens to us all.

When we battle these injuries one of two things happen:

  1. We tell ourselves we are fine, the pain will go away, continue to lift heavy, and/or RX a METCON, which could result in the making the injury worse. 

  2. W...

July 23, 2019

NAME: Melvin Mathew Makil

AGE: 27

MEMBER SINCE: Jan 2017 (New Year's Resolution?)

WODS PER WEEK: ~5

Favorite WOD/Exercise: First Round of Any Work Out and Lately Have Been Diggin Cleans

Least Favorite WOD/Exercise: Snatches (tryin to work on that)

Tell us a little bit about yourself (where are you from, job, family, etc.).

Hmm, where do I begin? Middle-child (w/ the syndrome) to an older brother and younger sister. Gotta add that I was the fat kid (245 lbs Jan 2015).

I was born in Newark and pretty much did all of elementary school in Ford's New Jersey. Kinda random, but I moved to India for both middle and high school. After that, I ended up doing Pharmacy Pre-requisites at Kean University before f...

July 8, 2019

Tell me if these situations sound familiar:

  1. You’ve been training regularly, eating better and feeling good. You decide that you’d like to cut a few pounds for vacation. Three weeks of misery eating nothing but salads and water and you’re down to your goal weight, but a weekend of “cheat meals” and you’re suddenly heavier than when you started!
     

  2. You’ve been successfully losing weight for months when you suddenly reach a plateau and the number on the scale won’t budge. You decide to cut more calories from your diet to keep the weight dropping but nothing changes. You do it again, telling yourself the hunger and fatigue is normal. But you feel worse and worse, and maybe even start to...

June 19, 2019

The last time I had the opportunity to write for the Stealth blog it was the beginning of the New Year.  Goal setting, pre-workout mindset, and overall attitude heading into 2019 were some of the things addressed. I hope you found at least one part of my last article useful and were to apply it to your daily training regimen. We are now half way through the year and as a community you guys are absolutely crushing it in the gym on a daily basis. I speak for all the Coaches when I say we have noticed your improvements and your achievements. So keep after it!

Now here we are at another exciting time for the gym and our community. We have just announced our first ever competition, The Stealth Fit...

May 23, 2019

NAME: Eban Gibson

AGE: 30

MEMBER SINCE: February 2018 

WODS PER WEEK: 5

Favorite WOD/Exercise: CrossFit Total/ Squat Cleans 

Least Favorite WOD/Exercise: Karen/ Thrusters

Tell us a little bit about yourself (where are you from, job, family, etc.).

Grew up in Plainfield. Currently teaching middle school math in New Brunswick Public Schools

B.A. North Carolina Central University

M.A. Georgia State University

M.A. Kean University

Recently engaged (November, 2018)

When you’re not at CrossFit Stealth, what do you like to do for fun?

When I am not at CrossFit Stealth, I am probably hanging out with my frat brothers, playing Call of Duty, or spending time with family.

How did you hear about CrossFit? Why did you...

May 16, 2019

When 99% of us are asked to set goals, they tend to be something similar to “I want to squat 300 pounds” or “get my first muscle up”. The issue with setting goals like this is they focus on an outcome – something outside the individual’s control.

Let’s say, however, we just achieved an outcome based goal, i.e. you just got your first strict HSPU. Did you take the time to reflect on the process required to achieve this goal? Was this goal the result of coming into the gym consistently 3-5 times per week, doing the accessory work in open gym including different scaling options and eccentric portions of the movement? Often times, the process is overlooked.

As athletes we need to shift our focus a...

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