Archive for January, 2017

RCSC employees Dominated at The Test of Einherjar

Written by RCSC Writer. Posted in Blog, RCSC News

Rock Creek Sports Club employees dominated at The Test of Einherjar at Viking Performance Training competition this past weekend in West Virginia!

Personal Trainer, Devin Knox, won Best Overall Lifter and Best Powerlifter. Receptionist, Emily, placed 2nd in her weight class and earned 3rd best overall powerlifter. Maintenance staff, Gino, won 1st in his weight class. Check out the photos for lift numbers.

Devin Clean and Jerk

Devin’s Clean and Jerk. His meet numbers:
Clean and Jerk 264lbs
Snatch 214lbs
Squat 520lbs
Bench 400lbs
Deadlift 605lbs

Devin Squatting

Devin’s Squat
He won Best Overall Lifter
Best Powerlifter
3rd Best Weightlifter
1st in his weight class.

Emily's Clean and Jerk

Emily’s Clean and Jerk. Emily’s numbers:
Clean and Jerk 125lbs
Snatch 88lbs
Squat 300lbs
Bench 135lbs
Deadlift 335lbs

Emily SquattingEmily’s Squat.
Emily won 3rd best overall powerlifter
2nd in her weight class
Congratulations Emily!

Gino's Snatch

Gino’s Snatch. Gino’s numbers:
Snatch 115lb
Clean and Jerk 115lbs
Squat 350lbs
Bench 230lbs
Deadlift 420lbs

Congratulations to Devin, Emily and Gino for all they accomplished!

Meet the New RCSC Personal Trainer Angelica Davila!

Written by RCSC Writer. Posted in Blog, RCSC News

Photo of Angelica DavilaWe are excited to announce the addition of Angelica Davila to the RCSC personal training staff! NASM-certified, Angelica will complete her B.S. degree in Exercise Science this May.

She also holds a Youth Sports Coaching certificate and has trained youth sports teams for the past two years, as well as clients of all ages. Angelica will headline the February 25-minute free clinic – be sure to sign up at the front desk!

For more about our personal training options check out our Personal Training page here.

What is Clean Eating Anyway?

Written by RCSC Writer. Posted in Blog, Wellness Bites

VeggiesYou have probably heard the term “clean eating” before – but what does that really mean? Well – there’s actually more than one definition , and Registered Dietitian Jae Berman recently helped Washington Post readers break down what it could mean for them.

Berman explains that there is isn’t “one perfect plan” for everyone, and that it’s all about finding out what works best for you as an individual. So the first step is breaking down what your goals and values are based on your own activity level.

“Some physiologically need more fat, some need more carbs, and all need different mixes of vitamins and minerals,” Berman writes.” Behaviorally, there isn’t one plan that fits everyone’s lifestyle, either. Some of us cook daily, while some of us can’t make toast.”

Berman lists the following steps toward Clean Eating:

  • Take time to look at the ingredients of all packaged foods, and look at your plate and note what you’re about to eat.
  • If you can, find out where your food comes from, how it was raised or grown, and how far it traveled to make it to your plate.
  • Determine key ingredients that you are motivated to avoid. What foods don’t feel good to you? Are you avoiding them?
  • Decide what is truly realistic for you. Be honest with yourself about your lifestyle, and decide what is reasonable.

Check out more of her advice and the whole article here: Clean eating’ is a fuzzy term — and that’s why it works in the Washington Post.