That Coach is Back!

Our friend Aaron Adams is back to town to coach at Athletic Asylum.  

Join us on Sunday, June 19th for 1 of 2 sessions:

From 10-12 Aaron will host an Olympic Listing Coaching Session for Beginners. If you don’t know if you are a beginner than… you are a beginner. This class is more structured and will focus on specific skills.

From 12-2 Aaron will host an Intermediate/Advance Olympic Lifting Coaching Session. These two hours are geared towards those who already lift regularly and want to iron out minor technique issues through detailed coaching and critique.

Sign up today as slots are expected to fill!

Who is Aaron? 

Aaron Adams has been a competitive weightlifter for twelve years during which he has won 14 USAW national championships and has represented the USA in 3 Jr. World Championships, the Collegiate World Championships (finishing 4th overall in the world), the Senior Pan American Championships and the Senior World Championships. Aaron also has 4 national Records in the 62kg weight class. A graduate of Louisiana State University-Shreveport, Aaron has had the pleasure to train with 3 USA Olympians as well as members of other international Weightlifters. Aaron brings an expertise in Olympic Lifting to CrossFit in addition to a fun

May Olympic Lifting with Aaron Adams

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Our friend Aaron Adams is back to town to coach at Athletic Asylum. 

Join us on Sunday, May 22 for 1 of 2 sessions:

  1. From 10-12 Aaron will host an Olympic Listing Coaching Session for Beginners. This session is for those that need more than just a few coaching cues and want to be taught the mechanics of the Snatch and Clean & Jerk.  If you don’t know if you are a beginner than you are probably a beginner.
  2. From 12-2 Aaron will host an Intermediate/Advance Olympic Lifting Coaching Session. These two hours are geared towards those who already lift regularly and want to iron out minor technique issues through detailed coaching and critique.

Who is Aaron?

Aaron Adams has been a competitive weightlifter for twelve years during which he has won 14 USAW national championships and has represented the USA in 3 Jr. World Championships, the Collegiate World Championships (finishing 4th overall in the world), the Senior Pan American Championships and the Senior World Championships. Aaron also has 4 national Records in the 62kg weight class. A graduate of Louisiana State University-Shreveport, Aaron has had the pleasure to train with 3 USA Olympians as well as members of other international Weightlifters. Aaron brings an expertise in Olympic Lifting to CrossFit in addition to a fun coaching atmosphere. 

Olympic Lifting Functional Movement Screen and Biomechanics Workshop

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We’ve partnered with Evolution Sports Physiotherapy for a special workshop on functional movement and biomechanics. This 2-hour session is free for members and only $10 for non-members.
 
The workship will cover:
  • Functional movement screens to identify movement dysfunction
  • Breakdown Olympic Lifting sequences and corrective exercises to improve movement patterns
  • Recommendation of Assistance Exercises to improve the performance of Olympic Lifts
This is a must attend if you are new to CrossFit, are interested in Olympic lifting or simply want someone to evaluate your movement patterns.

March Olympic Lifting with Coach Aaron Adams

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Our friend Aaron Adams is back to town to coach at Athletic Asylum. 

Join us on Sunday, March 20th for 1 of 2 sessions:

  1. From 10-12 Aaron will host an Olympic Listing Coaching Session for Beginners. This session is for those that need more than just a few coaching cues and want to be taught the mechanics of the Snatch and Clean & Jerk.  If you don’t know if you are a beginner than you are probably a beginner.
  2. From 12-2 Aaron will host an Intermediate/Advance Olympic Lifting Coaching Session. These two hours are geared towards those who already lift regularly and want to iron out minor technique issues through detailed coaching and critique.

Who is Aaron? 

Aaron Adams has been a competitive weightlifter for twelve years during which he has won 14 USAW national championships and has represented the USA in 3 Jr. World Championships, the Collegiate World Championships (finishing 4th overall in the world), the Senior Pan American Championships and the Senior World Championships. Aaron also has 4 national Records in the 62kg weight class. A graduate of Louisiana State University-Shreveport, Aaron has had the pleasure to train with 3 USA Olympians as well as members of other international Weightlifters. Aaron brings an expertise in Olympic Lifting to CrossFit in addition to a fun coaching atmosphere. 

CrossFit Kids at The Asylum

 We are happy to announce that The Asylum will be hosting the CrossFit Kids Trainer course April 30 and May 1, 2016 — Click here for more details. 

Our goal is to build a strong kids program for all ages and this is step one. We need trainers! If you are interested take this course and drop us a line. You must have you CrossFit Level 1.

CrossFit Open Prep Class and Olympic Lifting Coaching with Aaron Adams

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Our friend Aaron Adams is coming back to town to coach two exciting 2-hour sessions at Athletic Asylum.

Join us on Sunday, Feb 28th from 10-12 for a special CrossFit Open prep class. Learn the strategies necessary to getting the best possible score. This session will include a great deal of stretch, warm-up, moblity as well as coaching of skills involved in the open workout and strategy to get the highest (or lowest score possible).

From 12-2 Aaron will host an Olympic Lifting Coaching session. These two hours are geared towards those who already lift semi-regularly and want to iron out technique issues through detailed coaching and critique in a small group setting with Coach Aaron.

Who is Aaron?

Aaron Adams has been a competitive weightlifter for twelve years during which he has won 14 USAW national championships and has represented the USA in 3 Jr. World Championships, the Collegiate World Championships (finishing 4th overall in the world), the Senior Pan American Championships and the Senior World Championships. Aaron also has 4 national records in the 62kg weight class. A graduate of Louisiana State University-Shreveport, Aaron has had the pleasure to train with 3 USA Olympians as well as members of other international Weightlifters. Aaron will brings an expertise in Olympic Lifting to CrossFit in addition to a fun coaching atmosphere

Saturday 30 Jan 2016

Athletic Asylum – CrossFit

A: Metcon (Distance)

4 Rounds every 4:00 Minutes

0:20 row @ 95% effort

B: 2k Row (Time)

Max Effort 2k Row

Friday 29 Jan 2016

Announcements

The BIG Move! It’s Coming!

It’s time to start cleaning out lockers and preparing for the big gym move. We will be closed Feb 5th, 6th & 7th to move the gym to our new location:

9601 Pulaski Park Drive (Suite 407) Baltimore, MD 21220

We are looking for volunteers. Please let your coach know if you can help. We’ll be reaching out to everyone on Facebook with a schedule asap.

Athletic Asylum – CrossFit

A: Snatch Balance (3 sets x 3 reps)

B: Snatch (heavy single / 1 rep max)

C: Metcon (Time)

20 Snatches @ 77% of B

-Rx = squat snatches

D: Metcon (Time)

EXTRA CREDIT

3 sets

10 burpee box jumps FAST

0:20 row ALL OUT

4:00 REST between sets

Thursday 28 January 2016

Athletic Asylum – CrossFit

TrevorOnce a member of AA always a member of AA and recently we lost one of our own.

Trevor Devon passed away last week in his home. This is a message from his brother Brandon:

Thank you for the condolences. He always talked highly of everyone at the gym. He really enjoyed the workouts and camaraderie. I remember when he first joined and got a huge rope burn on his leg. I think he was asked to where longs socks afterwards haha.

Viewing & Funeral Location:

Lassahn Funeral Homes
Viewing: 1/29: 3-5 and 7-9
Funeral: 1/30 at 11.
http://www.lassahnfuneralhomes.com/

In Trevor’s honor we will be doing “Trevor” with a rope climb buy in.

Metcon (Time)

1 Rope Climb then…

“Trevor” — Teams of four complete the following:

300 Pull ups

400 Push ups

500 Sit ups

600 Squats

This is a team effort so it is accumulative reps. Only two teams members can exercise at a time, and all reps must be completed before moving on to the next movement (i.e. finish all pull ups before moving on to the push ups).

Wednesday 27 Jan 2016

Athletic Asylum – CrossFit

A: Metcon (Time)

5 Rounds @ 75% effort

500 meter row (400 meter run)

100 single unders (no doubles)

1:00 front leaning rest on rings

50 meter farmers carry (70/50 each hand)

-go easy