“Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say
more; hate less, love more; and all good things are yours.”
We’re going to mix things up a little bit. We’re not going to have such a structured strength schedule for a couple of weeks to give our bodies a little rest. We’ll sprinkle in heavy stuff throughout the week, we’re not totally stopping it. That would be crazy!
Southwest Sectional Wod
7 Rounds For Time
7 Power Snatches (95#/65#)
21 Double Unders (If you can’t do double unders, attempt them. That’s the only way to get better at them. Once you’re smoked, do 3 singles for every 1 double under)
ATHLETES OF THE MONTH
When Sara S. first started she made steady progress and then stalled. For weeks we encouraged her to push herself a little more, but she didn’t. I felt as if she was starting to take steps backwards. When people become less focused during workouts for an extended period of time, it always worries me. In most cases if they’re not doing well at the gym, they’re not doing well in other aspects of their lives. After class I asked Sara why she wasn’t pushing harder, she didn’t have an answer. Since we had that chat she’s become a different person. She’s made tremendous gains in all aspects of CrossFit! We’re all really proud of you Sara.
I grew up in western Massachusetts and liked to hike, but I never played sports.I joined Core CrossFit last August because I wanted to make sure that I could handle my two day rim-to-rim-to-rim hike in the Grand Canyon a few months later. I always lived in my brain and worked out as a way to manage stress and keep my dogs tired; I liked the challenge of triathlons and road races but found the training so solitary that it became lonely. The hike was good motivation for my first few months and I kept going back after the hike because I liked the camaraderie and encouraging atmosphere. At some point, Tom pulled me over and told me I was stronger than I thought I was and asked me why I was holding myself back. I had no good answer and spent the next few months wondering what he meant. I wish I could say that I had some kind of epiphany but I guess I’m just slow — eventually, I started to push myself to try heavier and heavier weights. Now, I feel like I’m living more in my body, not just my brain, and both are better for it. The workouts are always challenging and changing and I look forward to starting my mornings with the good people and good energy at Core CrossFit.
I don’t get to see the evening classes very often. So when I do, it’s always nice to see the progress that you guys have made since the last time I saw you workout. One person that has continuously stood out is Kyle. Each time I see him, he’s made tremendous gains. I look at the whiteboard in the mornings and always crack a smile when I see your numbers. You’ve come a long ways from where you started. Congrats Kyle!
Hello everyone, My name is Kyle and I am a Native Arizonan (hold for applause)
I will make this as quick as I can. I grew up in a small town south of Tucson called Sahuarita and from an early age I was involved in a number of sports: Wrestling, Soccer, Swimming, and Baseball. I have from around 13yrs old gone to a gym to train for some sort of sport. At 13 they only let us do dot drills and body weight stuff though. In high school I committed myself to wrestling (145lbs) and Rock n Roll (insert air guitar solo). Months of training in a 100 degree room while maintaining weight is dedication. If anyone wants to know a really dangerous way to lose weight quick come get me. My record was 15 lbs in 24hrs. In HS I also became a lifeguard and that got back in to competitive swimming where I became a certified swim instructor and coached a youth team and co-coached a swim team for children that are developmentally disabled. While lifeguarding I was also introduced to Rugby and when I left home to attend ASU I joined the ASU mens rugby team where I played back line. For the record Rugby is the best sport in the world and I will debate anyone on the topic.
By 23 I had stopped playing any sports and was doing the commercial gym thing and I really began to not like the whole world of fitness as it was presented to me. I kind of just stopped going and did the opposite of everything I knew. I will be honest and say it was AWESOME!! At first. A 1 year break turned to 3+ and I gained a bunch of weight. The straw that broke the camels back was when my chain smoking little brother beat me up Camelback. I’m panting like a dog and the little SOB is smoking on the top of the moutain. I had to suck it up and face reality that I wasn’t what I used to be or what I wanted to be. Within a week of making a decision to do something about it a friend showed me the main site. I was hooked on everything it was promoting and how it was programmed. I just had to start.
I found Core after about 6 months of not pulling the trigger on two other CF gyms. Joining CCF scared the living God out of me but ever since Tom showed my lungs how to cry on the rower it has been a great eye opener to who I am, was, and want to be. As sappy as it sounds it has really changed my life both professionally and personally and gave me back a confidence I thought I lost. I have regained that competitive nature I once had and it has made me more ambitious in life, challenging me to reach for more in all areas. I appreciate everything that Core has given me. Anyone who had worked out at another CF gym knows what a great place Kim runs and how great our trainers are. Plus I have this sweet beard that seems to come in thicker every time I PR. Thank you to the Core Family for everything.
Starting on Monday th 19th, we’re going to have some schedule changes.