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Athlete Spotlight: Jennie West

This month our athlete  spotlight is featured by Jen West. Her story extends way beyond our crazy CrossFit workouts. If you’ve read any of her guests post or follow her blog (http://thebestofthewests.blogspot.com), her stories will change you. Her dedication to her family and their struggle for their son’s life and endless hospital stays is a story that we only pretend to understand. She a tough girl in and out of the gym.

1. Hometown:
Wheeling, West Virginia (Dad calls me “mountain mama”)
2. Age:
33
3. When and how were you introduced to Crossfit?
It was about 6 months after Paxton was born and I needed to lose the “baby weight.” I stumbled upon another CrossFit gym in town that I attended for a couple of years and have since moved to CF Naples. I was addicted immediately and still am years later!
4. Favorite WOD/Lift:
Anything legs. My “monkey arms” are not my strongest asset.
5. I have always wanted to:
Adopt a child.
6. One word people use to describe me:
Um… sensitive maybe.
7. Outside of the gym I like to:
Write and play with my boys. Oh, and possibly drink champagne, but shh… don’t tell.
8. Something nobody knows about me or would be surprised to know about me:
I  can’t hear out of my right ear. You might now notice that I turn my head to the left when listening to someone talk.
9. Favorite physical activity outside of Crossfit:
Vinyasa Yoga baby
10. Favorite place to eat in Naples:
DaRuMa’s (I’m a high roller 😉
11. Song that gets me pumped for a workout:
Currently it’s “F**kin Problems” but my love for ghetto music is a looong list 😉
12. Proudest Accomplishment:
My three sons. 2nd to that is running 13.1 miles in 1:59 (which this old body will never be able to do again 😉

Jen

 

Monday’s Workout

Strength: Lowbar Back Squat 3×5

Conditioning: 3 rounds of  –

 

  • 10 Power Clean (135/95)
  • 10 Push Press (135/95)

Tuesday’s Workout

Strength: Press 5×5

Conditioning: For Time 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10

  • Double Unders
  • Hand Stand Push up

5 Unconventional Ways of Thinking

Let’s be honest these workouts are brutal. There is only one pre-requisite to CrossFit. Do you know that when you come to workout it’s going to be hard?? Yes. Good. Good. For me I always think about doing just”one more rep”. No matter how bad I feel or how much it hurts, I can always do one more.

Here are a couple others ones that I thought about or have seen online. Pick one and drill it into your psyche.

1. “Welcome the pain”

Don’t be afraid when things get tough. Push yourself to accept what is coming instead and know that you’re going to grow from it. It’s called bringing sexy back.

2. “Look forward to feeling good”

Ask yourself how you want to feel later only. Forget about how you’d feel in between. You always feel amazing afterword! Some sooner than later!!

3. “Stop moving forward, take a step back instead”

Go back for a second, re-evaluate your goals, and remember your WHY. This effectively gives you the motivation to move forward.

4. “Failure is your best friend”

Embrace failure, for it will give you the best and most meaningful lessons you actually need to move forward. That being said, failure is not the end. Re-group and think about what you would do differently next workout.

5. ”Have fun”

Don’t take life so seriously. Laugh at your mistakes. Never sweat the small stuff. Just have fun, and be thankful for what you have, and that everything is going to be okay anyway. Its just exercise!

CF

Tuesday’s Workout

For Time:
Run 400m
25 Wall Balls 20/14#
Rest 1 minute
Run 400m
25 KB 2 Arm Snatch
Rest 1 minutes
Run 400m
25 DB 1 Arm Snatch (each arm)

Wednesday’s Workout

5min Double Unders
4min Power Cleans  (145/105)
3min Box Jumps   (24/20)
2min SumoDLHP   (95/55)
1min Sprint

No Fear-Shakespeare

We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!

Let’s be honest though. We ate things we “shouldn’t” have eaten, and we’re feeling guilty about it.

No Fear-Shakespeare! These next couple of days will work those calories off one muffin-at-a-time!

In the spirit of togetherness and community we are teaming you guys (and gals) up for the rest of the week. It’s going to be awesome! Just like you!

Mobility

Mobility work has never felt so good.

Thursday’s Workout

Teams of Two-
Perform 100 Power Cleans (135/95) for time while
partner Holds a static handstand
-Reps only count while partner is static
-Minimum of 5 reps/Max of 15 per set

Friday’s Workout

Teams of Two-
One person Rows 250 meters while the other partner performs Wall Balls

First team to 200 wall ball shots wins.

-WOD is complete for everyone win the first TWO teams finish
-Remaining teams score is total reps