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Confronting the Drinking Problem

This article was originally published in the CrossFit Journal. Summer is just about here, and with that comes warmer temperatures. We've been hitting the mid (and even high) 80's already this week, and it's only May!
There are always extra considerations to take when working out in the heat. This is an interesting article about hydration that presents new information on how much fluid an athlete actually needs when exercising, and how excess fluid consumption can actually be extremely harmful. Read on…
Confronting the Drinking Problem By Hilary Achauer
What if almost everything you know about hydration and sports is wrong?
Dr. Tamara Hew-Butler, a devoted marathon runner and sports-medicine podiatrist, was working in the medical tent at the 2000 Houston Marathon in Houston, Texas. “It was hot that day,” Hew-Butler said, “and all these runners came (into the tent) and collapsed.” Hew-Butler and her colleagues knew exactly what to do. Assuming dehydration, the medical aides started…

A Beginner's Guide to CrossFit

Coach Greg Glassman offers a beginner’s guide to CrossFit that focuses on problems and solutions. Nearly every aspect of our model is at odds with the fitness magazines and programming in commercial facilities. CrossFit is a leader in the fitness community.

By definition functional exercises call for an essential bit of human capacity. Due to strength or injury, often a particular exercise is not immediately possible. In nearly every case what we do is find a method to reduce the load to insignificant levels while preserving precisely the line of action or substitute movements of similar lines of action that will prepare for the missing capacity.  Any weightlifting exercise can be done with a broomstick or PVC pipe. Every body weight exercise can be substituted with gateway movements. The CrossFit approach is to embrace, study, practice, and train for functional mastery. CrossFitters at every level are on the same path - moving from functional competence to functional dominance. Not being…

What is “The Murph”?

Are YOU up for the Challenge? The Memorial Day Murph in Pottstown starts on Memorial Day at 8am, at CrossFit Pottstown. Contact Rob for more info at 610-327-1321 or via e-mail.
The Murph Challenge is the official annual fundraiser of the LT. Michael P. Murphy Memorial Scholarship Foundation. It is also one of the primary means of funding for the Foundation on an annual basis. YOUR support is what drives their success! Over the last two years, nearly $400,000 has been raised for the LT. Michael P. Murphy Memorial Scholarship Foundation through The Murph Challenge campaign. With such overwhelming support and success, the Foundation was able to add three additional scholarships in 2015, now providing the opportunity to award 21 or more scholarships each year! This unique Memorial Day tradition will take place again throughout the United States on May 30, 2016. We invite YOU to join countless others Americans, and register for The Murph Challenge 2016 today. Register here. Once you register, …
Welcome to the blog of the Pottstown Athletic Club! 
Pottstown Athletic Club (PAC) is a 501c nonprofit multi-sport Youth / Family Athletic Club. We offer a variety of fitness programs to Pottstown families and those of surrounding municipalities. PAC was founded with the belief that everyone, regardless of ability, has limitless redeemable qualities that are waiting to be discovered, restored or set free. 

We believe in the athletic potential that resides in every individual and it is our mission to expose and maximize the potential of everyone who walks through our doors.

Our hopes are to share fitness inspiration, persoonal stores, and success on our blog. We welcome posts and comments from our community and our members.

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