I wanted to get in shape and my daughter and son in law recommended crossfit. I knew it would be very challenging so here I am.
I am a huge football fan!
Favorite movement: Dead Lift and Clean
Least favorite movement: Running and Wall Ball.
Cook Out, Hamburger tray with french fries, onion rings and sweet tea
Completing the Murph and having my teammates and family there to encourage me. I could not have gotten where I am today without the best coaches, owners, and my teammates for supporting and motivating me. You can’t ask for a better group of people. They are fun to be around and keep me going. I want to thank you all and it is truly a blessing.
I had been doing bodybuilding/hypertrophy training since I was thirteen. The problem was that I would be consistent for about three months and then get bored. Heard about CrossFit in 2010 from Bodybuilding.combashing it. Decided to look into it and haven’t looked back since!
I have a patent! The title is: Structural adhesives containing maleimide terminated polyimides.
Favorite Movement: Strict Press, no technique or power, just sheer strength.
Least Favorite Movement: Med Ball Cleans…just use a barbell!
Uno Chicago Grill:
Pizza Skins – 2068 calories
Dragon’s Milk Beer 24oz – 650 calories
Dessert – Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup – 1329 Calories
Total Calories – 4047
Getting my Level 1 Trainer Certificate and training to be a coach. It was something I never knew I could do. Being a coach was such a rewarding experience and I look forward to doing it again after my responsibilities decline.
It’s all their fault! My beautiful friends Mike and Mackenzie Sottini had been filling my ears for a while. Then my husband joined…I felt left out, and wanted to try. So, I bid on a six month membership at our school auction, and won!
Most people don’t know, I have a love for elderly people (the more age the better). They have beautiful stories of love, history, and how things “once were”. I am quick to engage with them any time!
Favorite movement: anything ROMWOD! It’s the BEST day of the week!
Least favorite: burpees. I have a 15 point, flop and transition process (I’m working on it…forever).
Home cut french fries from the NC State Fair, with vinegar…good eats! Oh, and an elephant ear with hot fudge. I have two! Thankfully the fair only comes once a year!
For me, making the decision to try CrossFit, and getting over my own self, was big. I still struggle with how to improve without “doing too much”, or wanting to do what I see other athletes do. I’m learning to make the process about me, and how to help myself become better (I need lots of help). TTG has been instrumental with that, as well as having a loving support system at home! The TTG community is beautiful! I’m humbled every day I participate in a workout. It all just keeps me coming back for more! Thank you, Juice, Caitie, Chris, Scot, and Sara!!!
I was bored with just the gym a couple days and week and running, I was going to meet a friend at Barry’s Cafe and was running early, I got stuck at the light and saw the sign flipper. Figured I’d walk in and see what it was about.
I was the first in my family to go off to college, and for some reason I was REALLY into the the tv show Glee.
Favorites are prob squats and some of the benchmark workouts and HERO WODS.
Least are any form of burpees, but after last week I will add man makers to that list.
Mom’s cooking or mexican
I’m way more social and active on fb than I ever thought I would be, and I love the people I’ve met that I most likely would never have come across if it wasn’t for the sign flipper making awkward eye contact with me.
I put a small bid of $10 at a silent auction for foundations and a month of CrossFit. I knew NOTHING about CrossFit, but it sounded like a pretty good deal for a gym membership and a t-shirt! I hated it at first, but it only took me a couple of weeks to love it. Now I have been doing CrossFit for about 2.5 years.
Throughout middle school and high school I was a competitive figure skater. Also, I work as an interior designer.
Favorite movement: Cleans and overhead squats
Least favorite: Toes to bar
Late night run to Insomnia Cookies!
Stepping out of my comfort zone and signing up for competitions.
Landing on your forefoot (instead of your heels) allows your muscles to catch the weight of your body in flight, reducing the effects of impact on the joints and bones, says Figueroa.
Leaping forward while you run is inefficient and an energy drain. Instead, stand tall and lean forward, and when you feel like you are going to fall, step forward just enough to catch yourself. This should be the length of your stride. It takes less energy to fall than to reach your foot in front of you.
Less motion through the joint means less wear and tear and improved efficiency during your runs, says Figueroa. Using a shorter stride reduces the movement within any joint (for running, this means the joints of the ankles, knees, and hips), and less movement means a longer, healthier life for these joints.
The human body works with one major premise: use it or lose it. If your support is coming from an external source, like your shoes, then the muscles designed to support the framework of the foot (i.e. the arches), will eventually fail to do their job, making the foot weaker and your body more prone to injury.
“When it comes to support, less is more,” says Figueroa. Build up to wearing shoes with minimal support, like NIKE Free or Vibram Five Fingers, to help strengthen and develop the natural muscular support in your foot and ankle. But don’t toss your sneakers just yet – slowly begin by running, one block at a time, with less support to gradually strengthen the muscles in your feet. Developing foot strength can help make everything stronger, including your ankles, knees, hips, and lower back, says Figueroa.
Many runners think if they can run fast, they are running efficiently, which isn’t the case. In fact, Figueroa recommends runners slow down to learn how to run farther, faster. “Slow down and wear a heart rate monitor to train smarter, not harder,” suggests Figueroa. Set your heart rate monitor to keep your running at a desired pace, and then don’t exceed that set pace. Your body will adapt, and then you’ll be able to run more comfortably at this pace, meaning you will be able to run faster without pushing any harder.
Build your run one block, or one minute at a time, says Figueroa. Walk between running intervals and recover actively. You can work on speed or form and technique during your “work intervals” and then recover with an easy jog or power walk in between. Interval training can provide you with faster results in the same amount of time.
Running three, five or even 26 miles doesn’t really tell you if there is any progress in your run, says Figueroa. Instead, track the amount of time that you’re running and monitor your intensity using a heart rate monitor.
Try to improve covering the same distance in less time. For example, set your workout to run for 30 minutes and see how much distance you can cover instead of running for four miles harder than you can safely run, suggests Figueroa. The more you train, the easier your runs will become. You can either cover the same distance with greater ease, or maintain the same intensity and run farther in the same amount of time.
Copyright 2017. Crossfit TTG