As you know, we love to celebrate the wins of our athletes and shout from the rooftops when hard work pays off. Today we give a huge shout out to Grant L. He’s a husband, a father of a super active young man and travels a lot for a pretty high pressure job. We’d argue he might have one of the busiest, most time demanding and stressful jobs (he is in India right now as we are writing this). Early on he really struggled to find time to come in, but at he ultimately decided to take (rather, MAKE) some time for himself. Since his renewed commitment, his health and the gains have been amazing.
In the last 3 months of making time for fitness, Grant has lost 30 pounds. And he’s now experiencing that wonderful feeling of having to buy new clothes! Although the weight loss and new clothes is the outwardly obvious change in Grant, it is the lifestyle benefits that might be the most powerful. Grant told us that when he walks through the doors of the Cove all the stresses of the day slip away. When that exhausting workout is over he is actually filled with energy and feels like a new person. He now has more energy to play with his son (he’s an animal at the CrossFit family classes) and deals better with the demands of his job and life. He is living proof that if you put yourself at the top of your priority list, amazing things can happen. Congratulations Grant!
FINAL DIVISIONS FOR CLASH AT THE COVE
As you know, our in house competition (The Clash at the Cove) will be this Saturday starting at 10am sharp (ATHLETES SHOULD ARRIVE BY 9:30 FOR CHECK IN AND JUDGES BY 9AM). Please note there will be NO regular classes that day! If you are not competing but want to get in a workout, you are welcome to get some work done “Open Gym” style AFTER the competition during the potluck BBQ (around 3:00pm). We will post more real-time estimates on Facebook as the day goes on to let you know more exact timing. But if you are competing, given the great turnout and multiple heats required, we will likely go from 10a-3p. A HUGE THANK YOU to all of the athletes and judges who are participating. We promise it will be a day to remember!
HERE IS THE FINAL ATHLETE ROSTER BY DIVISION…
(Heat assignments and estimated heat times to be released Wednesday evening)
Plan on coming (or staying after the comp) for some food and drinks. We’ll have burgers and dogs so bring a different dish or a side (and whatever your drink of choice is, of course!)
We are closing athlete registration on Monday at NOON, so if you want to compete, please let us know! And we will welcome more judges at ANY time!
COVE SURVEY CLOSES WEDNESDAY!
Thank you advance for your time AND constructive feedback! We are gaining such valuable insight from the surveys and are excited to see what more people have to say. We will be closing the survey on Wednesday at 5P so PLEASE take a moment to fill it out. We promise this information isn’t just ‘nice to have’… rather, the findings will directly impact the gym in real and meaningful ways!
FRESH START STRENGTH WOD
Hang Power Snatch
Work up to a heavy set of 3 Hang Power Snatch
FRESH START WOD
5 Pull Ups10 Push Ups15 Squats
10 Minute AMRAP
Coach’s Tip: Use the air squats to rest your shoulders (it helps to swing them as you squat!). It is important not to go to ‘failure’ on the Pull Ups or Push Ups as it is very difficult to recover from that. Take a break when you think you have one or two reps left in the tank!
COVE STRENGTH WOD
Take 75% of your 10 RM Back Squat and hit 3 sets of 12
400 M Run
400 M Row
10 min Time Cap
**The deadlifts should be unbroken for the first set of 20.**
Coach’s Tip: This WOD might feel a bit familiar to those who are competing this Saturday (light deadlifts with rowing and running) so use it for practice! The rep scheme is different here, but use it as a “prep opportunity” to work through the leg “wonkiness” when you move from movement to movement. If you are doing the competition this weekend, do this WOD lighter than you normally would. If you are not competing, challenge yourself on the run and row. But don’t go too heavy on the deads… try to pick a weight that you can do first set unbroken.