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Stronger Together: A Starting Strength Affiliate Gym Strength Meet

When? Sunday, December 8, 2019

Where? Fivex3 Training, 4015 Foster Avenue, Baltimore 21224

What? Stronger Together is a Starting Strength Affiliate Gym Meet displaying the strength of two lifters working together to form one total. Rather than competing individually, Stronger Together will require competitors to form a team of 2 and complete all 4 lifts as outlined in Starting Strength; The Deadlift, Squat, Bench and Press. Teams can be Male/Male, Male/Female or Female/Female. EACH LIFTER in the team must perform one upper body and one lower body lift. Every lifter will receive 3 attempts at each of the 2 lifts they complete. The top successful attempt will count towards each teams total. Totals will be the combination of both lifters Wilks score in a team.

The three Divisions in Stronger Together are:

This will also be broken into (if applicable):
Male/Male (Open)
Male/Female (Open)
Female/Female (Open)
Male/Male (Masters)
Male/Female (Masters)
Female/Female (Masters)

Registration fee: $100/team ($50 per person) This fee is Non-refundable.

Registration Form: You may complete the registration form HERE. One team member will complete the registration form. Please make sure that you have your teammate’s name, address, email address, t-shirt size and age as well as their consent to complete the form. We are capping the event at 25 teams so don’t delay!

Once you have registered, you will be emailed a Pay Pal link. Once you and your teammate have paid the registration fee, you two are registered for the meet!

Teams will choose which division they will compete in based on the members in their team. Teams will have the option to lift in the Open (18-40 years of age) division or Masters (40+) division. If one team member is over 40 and one team member is under 40, that team must compete in the Open division. Teams in the Masters Division will have their scores calculated by Wilks and age points (McCulloch formula). There will NOT be weight classes for this meet but there WILL be weigh-outs. No singlets, No commands, No Sumo, tons of fun.

Each Affiliate gym will give out their own awards/prizes to their winners. The top 3 winners in EACH division from each Starting Strength Affiliate Gym will be sent in to Nicole Rutherford to determine the STRONGEST Teams of all the Starting Strength Affiliate Gyms. The Grand Champions from each division will be given awards.

Why? This strength meet is not only a chance for lifters to come together to compete as a team and it is also a fundraiser for Gilchrist Hospice of Towson. Spectators are welcome to attend. There will be a suggested $5.00 donation for all spectators. We will be raffling off a few gift cards to restaurants, massage sessions, salon services, selling baked goods and snacks, all to benefit Gilchrist Hospice and their Veterans Program!

We hope you can join us on Sunday, December 8, 2019!! Together, we are always STRONGER!


Press and Bench Camp (Starting Strength Camp)

Date: Sunday, November 10, 2019, 9am-3pm
Location: Fivex3 Training
Cost: $200

Spend the day learning the theory and practice of The Press and The Bench Press with Starting Strength Coaches Emily Socolinsky and Diego Socolinsky. The session will begin with a lecture focused on the basics of each movement and will include a discussion of the anatomy and forces at work in the lifts. We will then move into a practical session for the press, with plenty of time under the bar for all the participants. Participants will have an opportunity to put into practice the concepts addressed in the lecture while receiving coaching through their warm up and work sets. Through the entire process, attendees will learn the hallmarks of a properly executed movement and how it should look and feel when it is performed correctly. Following a break for lunch, participants will participate on a practical session on the bench press, with focus not only on the movement itself, but also on proper spotting and safety techniques. After the bench session, we will return for a discussion of programming and how to identify and correct common technical problems. The camp will wrap up with a question and answer session.

Whether you are just starting out with strength training, struggling with the basics of the lift, or looking to polish your technique and understanding of these movements, you will come away with valuable insights and experience to benefit your training. Attendance will be capped at twelve to allow for individualized instruction.

Proper weightlifting shoes are highly recommended. They increase stability, control, and consistency in all of the lifts and should be considered essential equipment if barbell training is a priority. If participants use weightlifting belts, they are encouraged to bring them.

Please visit https://aasgaardco.com/store/training/training-camps/press-bench-press-november-10-2019-baltimore-md/to register for this camp.


Drop in Kettlebell Class

Date: Mondays and Wednesdays
Location: Fivex3 Training
Cost: $20 ($15 for Fivex3 Members)
Led by StrongFirst Level 2 instructor Gretchen Mester, this is a course designed for beginners: no prior experience required. Each session will challenge your core, back, shoulders, legs, providing you with a full body workout. You will learn the basics of the deadlift, swing (two and one-handed), Turkish getup, squat, clean, press, and more. You will build strength, endurance, and conditioning while honing your skills with the kettlebell. The hour long class will involve mobility/flexibility drills, skill drills, kettelbell complexes/chains, and finishers to help you torch calories!

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