“Action will remove the doubts that theory cannot solve.”
5 @ 65%
5 @ 75%
5 or more @ 85%
Against a 6 Min Running Clock
With the remaining time, perform overhead squats until time expires. Score is number of OHS. Get Some!
Tomorrow is Cinco De Mayo! In celebration we’ll be having beer, margaritas, chips, and salsa. AM crews skip the coffee, we’ll have beer for you guys too. I don’t know how to make margaritas, so it’ll just be cerveza. !Odelay!
Athletes of The Month
Jade doesn’t talk a whole lot, she’s one of the quietest girls we have at the gym. That quiet facade is misleading; she’s a very competitive person underneath her shy unassuming smile. It took just a short time for the competitive side of her came out. Like most people when she started she seemed content with just cruising through the workouts. She’s far from that person now.
This last week we did the benchmark “Grace” (30 clean and jerks for time). She was trying to figure out what weight to use. The RX weight is 95lbs, she said she hadn’t clean and jerked that weight for a few months. When she did do that a few months ago, it was for a rep or two. She told me she was going to do the 95lbs even if it took all class. She blew through it in 3:58! Not bad!
I’ve had the opportunity to see her hit PR’s benchmark after benchmark. I’m so happy for you Jade and all the progress you’ve made! This is just the beginning of what you’re going to achieve!
I started at Core Crossfit at the end of July of last year. I came to the free Saturday class and all I remember was that the WOD consisted of a couple different things including 100 air squats. The next morning I attempted to hike North Mountain and somewhere around the half way point tears were streaming down my face from how sore my legs were! I knew right then that even though I was terrified to go back to crossfit, I wanted to be one of the people who could complete that workout and still manage to be able to walk the next day.
I was pretty active in high school. I was on the swim team and I worked out pretty often. After that I completely fell out of the routine. I tried different things, classes at my campus gym, crew, running on the treadmill. In the gym I’d use the same couple of machines avoiding anything foreign to me. Nothing would last very long, the monotony would get to me and I’d just stop going without ever getting any real results.
My first deadlift at Core was at 65lbs and now I can deadlift 245. I can’t believe how much stronger I’ve gotten! I love that we are always doing something different and I get to challenge myself in new ways every day. In a few short months it will be my one year anniversary at Core. I’ve never stuck with any gym this long! I love doing things that I once would have thought impossible, I love my trainers, and I love the members who are always encouraging and inspiring. Crossfit has made such an impact on my life. You’ll never find me on a stationary machine again. barbells are where it’s at!
Dave is another quiet one. One of the first memories I have of him was when we were performing handstand push-ups in a workout. He would get himself inverted, hold for a second, and then fall on his head. He was so pissed off. He’s usually pretty quiet but I could hear him cussing quit a bit.
He’s changed so much since then. Physically his body has changed. He’s gotten faster, stronger, and more agile. He says he feels better than he has in years. He’s able to knock out handstand push-ups and already set his next lofty goal of, “Taking over the world!” Let us know how that goes for ya.
Dave is a stand up guy that’s really funny once you get him to talk. I’m glad you’re part of our family!
I’m not big on talking about myself but here it goes…. I grew up in Minnesota playing football and pond hockey. I joined the Army right out of high school. I spent 13 yrs in the Army in places Korea, Afghanistan, and Iraq. In Afghanistan 2005, a group of us learned about crossfit on the computer and started trying it with ammo cans and any other equipment we could find to simulate the workouts. I started Core CrossFit after coming home from Iraq last September and its made a huge impact on my life both physically and mentally. Its kept me sane through hard times and being a Phx Firefighter also keeps me in shape for my career.
I spend a lot of time hunting and fishing in San Diego. This year I’ll be hunting elk, wild boar, rattle snakes this summer, white tail deer back home, and gearin up for brown bear in Russia next April. I also spend a lot of my free time hiking around the valley and Sedona.
Since joining the gym I have lost thirty pounds and have had huge gains strength wise. I’m pretty quiet in the gym but if you see me come up and say hi, always happy to meet new faces and friends.