My New Friend by Coach Kelly
For my birthday, Chad surprised me with a shiny new Rogue Bella barbell! I have been asking for one to add to our very small home gym so I can lift even when I’m not at the gym. I asked for a pink one to match my lifting belt. I even (sort of) joked about getting a gold one so I’d look like a gangsta. Can I really even pull that off?
Chad got me a shiny black one and I LOVE it! I was so surprised and excited! I mean, black goes with everything right? And it’s slimming so it’s going to make whatever plates I have on there look huge!
I NEVER would have imagined that one day I would seriously be asking for a barbell for my birthday. Who wants to spend money on a big piece of metal that makes your hands develop blisters and calluses and makes your thumbs hurt (hello hook grip)? Me!
If you’ve ever been coached by me, you know I always talk about muscle memory and repetition with the Olympic lifts. They do not come naturally for most so we have to train ourselves to be proficient at them. Now I can practice them whenever the urge hits.
Want to feel like a badass? Lift some weights. Want to feel like the strongest woman you’ve ever known? Pick up a barbell. Stressed? Frustrated? Angry? Take it out on the barbell. There is something totally primal, freeing and just plain FUN about lifting weights!
I am always sad when people tell me that they do not want to try CrossFit because of the weightlifting or are afraid of the barbell or “dumbbell” as some noobs like to refer to my new sleek friend. I know for most of you reading this, you’ve met my friend (well maybe not mine but a cousin or something), but for those of you who haven’t, don’t be shy. Come in and say hello!