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Coming Soon: Kettlebell class

We are adding a kettlebell class and they will be as challenging and fun as the CrossFit classes that you love.

Many of you have come to respect (see: fear) the mighty kettlebell. Those of you who love it are getting more and those that are intimidated by it have an opportunity to improve your skills. Kettlebells are also an excellent implement to help with CrossFit training, specifically with shoulder girdle strength and mobility and grip. Not to mention all the other areas in the core and posterior chain that we can target.

Jared kettlebell russian swing

Having trouble stabilizing in the bottom of your snatch? Falling off the pull up bar because your hands are fatigued? Kettles develop the strength and skill.

Photo May 07, 2 36 35 PM

Try this out for a month and you will feel the difference.

Classes will begin sometime in June so stay tuned!

What’s In Your Gym Bag, Jared?


What do you carry your gear in?

I have a modular bag system from Mission Workshop and I stuff everything in that. Everything in the shoes goes into a small pouch that straps to the outside of the backpack

What’s inside?

Black Nike Romaleos 2, a pair of gloves (just in case I want to protect my hands and good for sledge hammers), athletic tape, nail clippers, weightlifting straps, and a standard jump rope with orange handles. Occasionally I’ll put a specialty piece of gear in there like a lacrosse ball if I’m traveling. I had some wrist wraps in there when I hurt my left wrist but I don’t need them anymore because I do my wrist prep on a regular basis.

What’s on your wishlist?

I want my own pair of barbell clamps and some more tights!

Thanks Jared!

Jaredphoto by Mark Malijan

What’s In YOUR Gym Bag is our take on an athlete’s everyday carry, or small collection of gear/tools/clothing that are carried on a daily basis to assist your fitness endeavors in the gym at Foundation CrossFit/CrossFit SLU and abroad.

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