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Events for February

Events are a huge part of the CrossFit Naples Community! They give every athlete a chance to compete and increase their motivation outside of class. In addition to that, it’s an opportunity to meet other members that may not be a part of your weekly classes while having alot of fun. We have so much in store for CFN next month I don’t even know where to start!

Sat, Feb 2, 2013
Food For Fuel
9-10am
For new students or those looking to brush up on some of the fundamentals of powerful nutrition. Learn about what foods to eat, The Paleo Diet, as well as some great tips to kick start your shopping, preparation, cooking, and eating on the go! Don’t forget to bring your journal and a notepad. Limited spots available. Email kirk@crossfitnaples.com to reserve your spot.

Sat, Feb 9, 2013
Kipping Pullups Skills Clinic
9-10am
Skill clinics are an hour long class designed to give each participant even more professional coaching and instruction on a specific CrossFit movement. It’s time to master that kipping pullup. Skill Clinics are INCLUDED in every CFN membership. 8 spots available. Email greg@crossfitnaples.com to reserve your spot.

Sat, Feb 16, 2013
FREE Beach Workout
8-9am
Did you know we live in one of the most beautiful cities in the world?! It’s time to change it up a little and go outside….like on the beach! Bring a friend and lets have some fun. Location: Lowdermilk Park. Plan on getting sweaty and dirty. Thankfully there’s water right next to us. Bring a bathing suit as some plan on staying afterword.

FREE COMMUNITY CROSSFIT BEACH WORKOUT

Tuesday’s Workout

Three rounds for time of:
10 Deadlifts (275/155)
50 Double-unders

Wednesday’s Workout

“Grace” -30 Cleans & Jerks for Time   (135/95)

REST

10 minute AMRAP-
200m Run
20 Hand Release Pushups, Dips OR Hand Stand Push Ups

 

Skills Clinic-Feb 2nd

We want to run a skills clinic during Open Gym for you guys next month but we want to get feedback on which skill you want to practice most. This skill clinic will be a FREE-one-hour instruction on Saturday morning (9-10am), February 2nd. If you’re interested please take the survey at the right of the screen. We want to keep the group small to ensure the most quality and improvement.

poll

Monday’s Workout

Conditioning:

Every Minute on the Minute for 15 min-
5 Deadlifts
4 Hang Squat Cleans
3 Thrusters
>Rx is 95/65 (scale up if thrusters are light…with caution)

Tuesday’s Workout

For Time:
50 Dips
Run 400 meters
50 Push-ups (hand release)
Run 400 meters
50 Handstand push-ups
Run 400 meters

Athlete Spotlight: Anne D.G.

Ladies of CFN

Words cannot describe Anne’s performance during the Baseline Challenge. I recall a guest visiting that day watching Anne perform the workout and saying “that is amazing”. He couldn’t believe what he was seeing. Watching from the side I couldn’t help but smile as she pushed herself. We modified as needed and treated her like any other athlete that day. She didn’t want sympathy or coddling. She just wanted to perform. It’s that same determination and no-excuse attitude that has catapulted her into the success she and her family have been blessed with and continue to strive for. You inspire us one-rep at-a-time!

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 Athlete Spotlight: Anne D.G.

How were you introduced to Crossfit? My very good friend Mario!

Favorite WOD/Lift: Any type of Jerk. That sounds funny.

I have always wanted to: Do kipping pull-ups like the athletes at the Crossfit games!

One word people use to describe me: hmm…earthy? Probably just a nice way of saying I should brush my hair.

Outside of the gym I like to: Wait, there’s life outside of Crossfit?! We like to standup paddle with the kids!

Something nobody knows about me or would be surprised to know about me: I sucked my thumb in my sleep until I was 10. And I never had braces. So there 😉

Favorite physical activity outside of Crossfit: Surfing the river mouth in Tamarindo Costa Rica w my family!

Favorite place to eat in Naples: Bleu Provence

Song that gets me pumped for a workout: Day-n-Nite remix by Kid Cudi.

Proudest Accomplishment: Only losing a minute off my Baseline time at 35 weeks preggo, from 16 weeks preggo.

Ladies of CFN

Ladies of CFN

Thursday’s Workout

Skill: Hand Stand Shoulder Warmup

Conditioning:
2 minutes of work-4 sets

1 Snatch Grip Deadlift
1. Hang Power Snatch (95/55)
1. Burpee
2.2.2
3.3.3…

-2 mins rest between

Friday’s Workout

For Time:
350m row
35 Ring Pushups

Rest 3-5 minutes

For Time:
350m Row
35 Hand Stand Push Ups
Cash Out:
Straight-leg Situps x50

Baseline Challenge this Saturday!

Check in begins at 8:30, and will conclude by 10:30 am. Check-in will include receiving your T-shirt, wristband, and obtaining your scorecard. You must present your score card before you enter your heat. To keep the standards high, each of you will have a judge with you during your entire baseline workout. We are asking all participating athletes to help judge at least one or more of the heats. This is a great opportunity to help your fellow athlete meet all of the standards. We will be briefing everyone on the movement standards before we begin.

Opening remarks will be at 8:50 am, and the first heat will kick off promptly at 9 am!!!
The first four heats will run on 15 minute increments, with a 12 minute time cap per heat. The later heats will run every ten minutes, with an 8 minute time cap per heat. Please RSVP via this email if you have not already! We need an accurate count to assign the heats.We will be setting up an athlete warm-up area in the back parking area. This will allow you guys to warm up and be ready to go in time for your heat.

There will be prizes for first and second place male and female Rx’d scores.
THIS JUST GOT REAL! 

Schedule of Events

  • 8:30-8:50 AM Check in
  • 8:50-9:00 Opening Remarks & Movement Standards Review
  • 9:00-9:12 Heat 1
  • 9:15-9:27 Heat 2
  • 9:30- 9:42 Heat 3
  • 9:45-9:57 Heat 4
  • 10:00- 10:08 Heat 5
  • 10:10-10:18 Extra heats as needed
  • 10:20-10:28 Winners announced!

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We would like to take a moment and thank another sponsor of our Baseline Challenge. As a former D1 athlete JD understands the value of hard work. Where at CrossFit Naples we strive to  keep you “Physically Fit”, JD Loden Wealth Management keeps you “Financially Fit”. Thanks for your support to our program.

Monday’s Workout

Skill: Row

Conditioning:
“CF Total”
Back Squat 1RM
Press 1RM
Deadlift 1RM

-15 minute cap on each lift

Tuesday’s Workout

Skill: Squat

Conditioning:

2 Minute Burpee
2 Minute Air Dyne
2 Minute Hand Stand Push Up
2 Minute Straight Leg Situp
2 Minute Box Jumps

Athlete Spotlight: Kirk K.

Welcome another one of our coaches in the Instructor Training Program.

Hometown: Nebraska City, NE
Age: 23
When Did you start:July 2012

Favorite Workout: My favorite workouts include any squat, deadlift, or sprint. A favorite WOD of mine is a girl named Helen…She’s not as innocent as she sounds.

Least favorite WOD: It would be the 12.2 workout from this year’s Crossfit Open. The Snatch is such a quick and technical movement that I haven’t spent a lot of time with…It really showed with my score.

Sports and fitness background: It started early in my life. I was always playing some sport as a child, lots of baseball mixed with flag football and basketball. In middle school I started playing contact football as well as track. My greatest athletic accomplishment came after my senior football season when I was awarded all-state honors as a running back in the state of Nebraska. I attended the University of Nebraska at Omaha, where I was involved with all sorts of intramural sports. I started playing volleyball my sophomore year, and played club volleyball for the University for two years. My fitness has been pretty consistent since high school, except for a few things. My strength, mobility, and technique have improved dramatically, as well as my nutrition, entirely due to Crossfit.

How did you hear about CF? I was first exposed to the truth about fitness (Crossfit) during my tenure at UNO. I was required to take Practice and Theory of Weight Training, and God-willing my instructor was Joe Westerlin, co-owner of Crossfit Omaha! After that class I couldn’t get enough of Crossfit and a whole new world of health and fitness.

What was your first WOD? It’s sad to say that I don’t remember my first WOD, but I think that’s a good thing.

What changes have you seen since doing CF? The changes I’ve seen with my health since starting Crossfit are too many to list. A big one has to be that my energy levels are always high, no matter what time of the day it is (as long as I’ve had adequate sleep!). My self-confidence is stable and always positive. Lastly my body has leaned out considerably.

Favorite moments with CrossFit/ CrossFit Naples:  Ever since my weight-training course where I was introduced to Crossfit, I knew that’s what I wanted to learn more about and be apart of for the rest of my life. Unexpected, yes. Life-changing, yes. Accompanied with unquenchable passion. One of my favorite Crossfit moments was my tenure at Crossfit Omaha where I was an intern my last semester in school. Being a part of a fitness community that I could never imagine, all while learning so much about health, fitness, nutrition, business, and coaching. That was just the start, and Crossfit Naples is the next chapter. I’m really enjoying shadowing Mario and Tara’s classes. They have also been so generous with their knowledge and their time to help me out, and to make me a better athlete/coach, and person.

Advice to new CrossFitters: Newbies, listen up. I know Crossfit is the hardest thing you’ve ever put your body through, and it’s the last place your body wants to be. But this hard work pays off in all areas of your life. Yes, you’ll look and feel better but the best part about Crossfit is the community and you’ll never meet more caring people than the ones you’re working out with everyday. Keep it up!

My hobbies/interests: First and foremost I am Catholic before anything, and my relationship with the living God rules my life. He’s blessed me with so much including killer dance moves, and insane gaming skills. I’m also blessed and cursed to be a Nebraska Cornhuskers fan..any sports fan knows what it’s like. I love reading script(ure), car magazines, and fiction. Fave music includes MJ, The Killers, Daft Punk, Keith Urban…which also happens to be the ultimate Crossfit WOD playlist.

Thursday’s Workout

3 rounds:
1 min Calorie row
1 min Box Jump
1 min KB swing (partial swing, go heavy)
Rest 1min bwtn. rounds

-Score total reps per round

After party:
50 reps of abs
(athletes choice)

Friday’s Workout

4 minutes of work:

5 Thrusters (75/55)
10 Sumo Deadlift High Pulls (75/55)
5 Hand Release Pushups
3 rounds-rest 2 mins in between rounds

Is My Progress TOO Slow?

I’ve been CrossFitting for over two years now. Much to my surprise, I cannot handstand walk to the grocery store. My thirteen-year-old daughter did four handstand pushups the other day, on a whim, when I’m still getting past the awkwardness of being upside down. Newer people at the gym sometimes do the same weight as me. Many who started CrossFit the same time I did have had a faster rate of progress and now beat my times in workouts. It all makes me wonder: is there such a thing as progressing too slowly?

It’s not always easy to remember that progress is progress. Ninety-five percent of the time I know that every bit forward counts and is not insignificant. But this doesn’t mean I don’t sometimes compare myself to the best in my gym, the best online, and sometimes the best in the world. The 2012 CrossFit Games are playing on ESPN now and it’s hard to not want to be like those athletes. Most of the photos online of CrossFit women are ones of chiseled beauties who can snatch their bodyweight or muscle up like hell. I wonder how some athletes who started CrossFit six months ago are already Games material when I still feel strict pull ups are a mother-effer.

Sometimes I forget these amazing athletes are not the majority. There are arguably about a half-million CrossFitters at present time at affiliates alone, not even counting people in their home gyms. And only a very small percentage of that number is phenomenal. The rest of us – the majority of us – are average or relatively new, scaling some, many, or all of our workouts. Read More

-Welcome awesome husband and wife duo Jen & Dave to CF Naples!

Tuesday’s Workout

Skill of the Week: Pistol

For Time:

400m Backwards Run

40 Box Jumps (24/20)

30 Toes to bar or Knees to bar

20 Handstand Pushups

10 Muscle ups

Wednesday’s Workout

Lift: Power Clean 7×3

Conditioning:

4 rounds for time

25 Double Unders

15 Pushups (hand release)

5 Power Clean (155/95)