Thursday, April 18, 2013

Happy Bday to Coach Joe! of Orange Coast CrossFit

Happy Bday to one of my FAVORITE COACHES AND FRIENDS, JOE GARCIA, Director of Performance at ORANGE COAST CROSSFIT!!! 

Joe is an awesome coach, completely inspiring, positive, motivating, and has a heart of gold!  Follow him on instragram!

If you are ever in the OC, drop in and WOD on!


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

A Whole Lotta Love for Strength Wraps

In this pic, I am wearing an original pair of Strength Wraps.  This is my favorite pair and it was before Strength Wraps started printing their logo on each individual set. 
If you haven't picked yourself up a pair of Strength Wraps, do your wrists a favor.  You can do so by clicking on the link here:  Strength Wraps
To learn more about this awesome company founded by my good friend, Kelley Urbani from Newport Beach, check it all out here:  Strength Wraps
Now go pick up something heavy.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The Open is Over

The 2013 CrossFit Games Open is done and over.  I have to admit...I am a little bit sad that it's over :(  The weekly workouts, the anticipation, the pain, the competition, the camaraderie...these are all things that I love and will miss...onto training for next year. 
All in all I am competing with myself....where I was last year in my physical fitness and abilities...and hoping that I've made some gains since then.  It is clear that I still need to get those darn double-unders...and can certainly be stronger...but to be perfectly honest...although I would have liked to have done better...I am pleased...and here's why:  I spent the last year and a half working on strength and Olympic lifting technique, and I don't regret it one bit...all of the knowledge and skills that I have aquired are irreplaceable and have given me the opportunity to be a better coach, crossfitter, and training partner. 
Now with that being said, I did compromise my metabolic conditioning, but I am okay with that.  Now I am ready to get back at it and maybe keep a more balanced approach when it comes to strength and conditioning...and crossfitting.  I figure by next year, I will certainly be in better shape physically and even mentally...because all in all crossfitting pushes me to be better.  It's me against me.

CrossFit Games Workout 13.5
4 min. AMRAP
15 Thrusters
15 Chest to Bar Pull-Ups
(If 90 Reps is completed add 4 min, repeat)