This summer is insane. It’s been incredibly hard to find time to workout myself because I’m so busy making others workout. I’m behind on all my paperwork- but I’ve come to realize that this is just how my life will be for the next 8 weeks.. I will focus in August in getting caught up again but for now I will not stress about getting every little thing done.
I am training some of the Flower Mound HS volleyball players, some middle school girls and a few elementary kids. It’s been a LOT of fun. It’s been so cool seeing the nearly 20 freshman step it up. Day 1 they looked terrified- they acted like they could barely squat a 15lb barbell. Yet, in less than 2 weeks they are now working harder than some of the older high schoolers. Awesome! They don’t complain- they work hard. It’s fun teaching athletes because unlike adult athletes in our CrossFit classes, the girls don’t complain at all. They know they have to work hard to get results- and they do. They never ask why we are doing something, and never question if it will actually work. They do exactly what we ask, and for the most part go above and beyond in effort. It’s a nice change.
Although, I haven’t had much time to dedicate to training myself, I have somehow found the energy to do it. Dave now has a coach, so I’ve just been doing the same workouts with him since we enjoy working out together. I was having some huge issues with my trap getting really tight when doing any kind of shrug, clean or snatch.. so it’s been nice to have some time off from strictly lifting to let it rest. I’ve gotten a few PRs since starting the new programming….
Deadlift: 290 (up from 265)
Thruster: 140 (up from 135)
Push Press: 145 (up from 135)
Nicole: 6 rounds, 72 Pull-ups (up from 5 rounds, 63 Pull-ups)
I’m pretty happy with my progress. I’ve been stuck at a 265 Deadlift for almost 2 years, so I have been waiting for a near 300lb deadlift for quite some time. Hoping to get 300 in the next few months. Also, I was really proud of my Nicole score- I’m a slower runner since the last time I did this and honestly I feel that I’m not as good at kipping pull-ups since the last time I did Nicole was before my surgery. It was a huge mental battle for me to just hang on to the bar and not drop. I was determined to get more pull-ups. I think I probably could have gotten a few more, but there’s always next time.
I’ve had some awesome 101s lately. I haven’t really ever added in anything about our CrossFit members so I guess I’ll start doing that. The last 101 I finished was Brittany Buchanan. She is getting ready to go to Tech for nutrition. It made me real proud when she came in already understanding and believing in Paleo! I didn’t have to do any convincing, which is always a HUGE success! Brittany did really well in her 101, and actually starts her first class tonight. Although she will just be here for the summer, I am confident that she will learn so much and enjoy her time with us so much. Another small tid-bit about her- she’s going to India for a mission trip later this summer and is selling cheesecakes to help raise money. Let me just say- they are amazing. She made Dave and I a cookie dough cheesecake… and it was AWESOME! If you’re interested in supporting her by buying a delicious cake, let me know and I’ll get you guys hooked up together.
Until next time… So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus. Romans 6:11 (my memory verse this week).