That’s Ruth landing her first 20″ box jump!
Now if you look closely you can see she’s astonished that not only is she still alive, but she actually executed the box jump perfectly! We were not astonished…Ruth is awesome!
The 2014 CrossFit Games Open is behind us now. We’d like to thank the athletes from our gym who participated: John H., Jon B., Matt M., Brad, Al, Jason, Katy, Denise, Marc and Lisa! It was fun and a learning experience to be a part of a competition that is Worldwide, growing every year and becoming more and more competitive. It was great coaching you, training with you and cheering you on! We’re proud of you all. Some didn’t fully grasp what you were getting involved in and you performed valiantly anyway. The others had some experience with the Games and you met every challenge head-on.
Most of all I’m proud of wife, Lisa , for making the Top 200 in her age group (Masters 45-49) which means she now has to compete in four more workouts during Easter Weekend. Lisa placed 189th worldwide out of 2100 women in her age group. For just our region, the Northeast, Lisa came in 30th out of 262. With the list of injuries and conditions Lisa suffers from we are still amazed she can compete at all, never mind doing so at a consistently high level. It was only 6 months ago that Lisa had shoulder surgery. During the last workout she had bronchitis to go along with her already reduced lung capacity. Not once did Lisa consider not doing the Games or any of these workouts. Not once did she entertain the idea that having any condition would stop her in any way. Lisa stepped up and got it done.
Outstanding job Lisa! Congratulations on advancing to the next level! It was, and always is, inspiring to watch you train and compete. Good luck at the next stage!
WE NEED YOUR INPUT****Jon B. will be doing a seminar on MUSCLE-UP PROGRESSIONS. If you cannot perform a muscle-up this seminar will provide you with the drills to get you there.
We’re thinking of doing this on a Saturday at the end of the month. We’d like feedback as to what time you’d like to see it and which Saturday. We’re considering 9:30am-11:00 then having regular sessions, on that day, at 11 and 12. Or we can do it at 1pm like previous seminars.
WHAT DO YOU THINK?????
Leave a comment. If you’re comment doesn’t appear right away don’t despair. It’s pending approval from yours truly. I will get to it. Let us know if it’s something you’re interested in, which Saturday works best and which time spot works better. Do it now!
Feel free to make suggestions regarding other topics you’d like to see addressed or ways to improve our gym. Please make your suggestions reasonable. Yes, I’d like to have an indoor track of Division I quality and an Olympic-sized swimming pool, but we don’t have the room…..yet.–George
BUILDING A SUPERHUMAN CORE “Far too many people try to make training more complicated than it has to be, especially when it comes to core training. While lifting heavy requires a tremendous amount of core strength, that’s only half the battle. It’s still important to include dedicated core exercises that help to not only address weaknesses and imbalances, but also force us outside our comfort zones.“—Tony Gentilcore for TNation.com
“Because wisdom I contend is much more about putting knowledge into action, than simply knowing answers.”—Ian Fagala for Tony Gentilcore.com
Workout of the Day
Find your 1 Rep Max:
Warm-up well. Perform 2-3 lighter sets then find your 1 rep max on 3 attempts at each of the three lifts. Rest, sitting down, 2 minutes between attempts.
Post your scores to the Whiteboard.