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Athlete Spotlight: Mike C.

Not only has Mike been one of our longest standing members at CFN, he is also an inspiration to us all. As a football and track coach in high school he loves to coach and give back. Thanks for your dedication Mike.
1. How were you introduced to Crossfit?
The school I was working at had a few parents that did Crossfit and I got interested.  I had been working out doing P90X and Insanity for over a year and needed something new and different I could do.
2. Favorite WOD/Lift:
Any Olympic lift is good!  Clean/Jerk, Snatch, Squat Cleans…
3. I have always wanted to:
Climb a mountain.  Not hike… literally climb! (I’m working up to it!)
4. One word people use to describe me:
Determined
5. Outside of the gym I like to:
Go to the beach, hang out with friends, and go to concerts.  I like to do almost anything… YOLO!
6. Something nobody knows about me or would be surprised to know about me:
I have one pectoral muscle from a horrific baseball incident was I was young.
7. Favorite physical activity outside of Crossfit:
Playing new and different sports; ultimate Frisbee, Gator ball… etc..
8. Favorite place to eat in Naples:
How sad is this…… Moes
9. Song that gets me pumped for a workout:
Eminem: Lose Yourself
10. Proudest Accomplishment:
Being recruited to play college football in Kentucky and all the kids I have coached since!
Mike
Monday’s Workout
Skill of Week: Hollow Rock
Strength: Back Squat 5 x 5
Conditioning:
10 minutes of “Cindy”
-5 Pullups
-10 Pushups
-15 Air Squats
Tuesday’s Workout
Skill of the Week: Hollow Rock
Conditioing:
For Time-
35 Wall Balls
Run 300m
35 Sumo Deadlift High Pulls
Run 300m
35 Thrusters
Run 300m

Events for February: RSVP

This is the last week to sign up for these FREE events (for members). Be sure to email your prospective coach to RSVP.

Food For Fuel
9-10am 
Sat, Feb 2, 2013

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. Email kirk@crossfitnaples.com to reserve your spot.

Kipping Pullup Skills Clinic
9-10am
Sat, Feb 9, 2013

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 once and for all. Skill Clinics ARE INCLUDED in every membership. Limited to 8 spots. Email greg@crossfitnaples.com to RSVP.

Carrie

Wednesday’s Workout

Tabata Intervals (20sec on/10sec off: 8 sets)

  • Air Dyne
  • Wall Ball
  • Anchored Situp

Thursday’s Workout

10 rounds for time of (cap):

  • 3 Handstand Push Ups
  • 6 Sumo Deadlift High Pulls
  • 12 Pull-ups

Power Clean equals explosion

The power clean is critical to sports performance training because it is a scalable way to develop power, writes Mark Rippetoe, of The Wichita Falls Athletic Club/CrossFit Wichita Falls.

The power clean teaches explosion. It cannot be done slowly. And since it involves a longer pull than the squat clean, it emphasizes the finish, where the maximum hip, knee, and ankle extension occurs, without the added complication of the front squat part of the movement.

There will be a weight, however light or heavy, that the athlete can handle correctly. That weight can be gradually increased, enabling athletes of any level of advancement to increase power production. Since athletics depends so heavily on the ability to exert force rapidly, the clean is a very useful tool for all athletes.

The power clean is best thought of as a jump with the bar in the hands, followed immediately by an upward forward slam of the elbows to rack it on the shoulders. It is much easier to learn from the hang position; learning it off the floor tends to understate the importance of the explosive phase at the top.

There are a couple of cues that we can use that are most effective:

1. Jump and Land in a partial squat
2. Keep elbows and torso up
3. Stay tight

Monday’s Workout:

Skill of the Week: Rope Climb

Strength:
Bench (Heavy 4 rep)

Conditioning:

Teams of Two- 5000m Row (500m each)

-Partner can do Perfect Push-ups to make up for time (count on a “no rep” if not perfect, exquisite, and beautiful). Each Pushup equals 1m on the Row. Modified will not count.

-20 minute cap.

Tuesday’s Workout

Skill of the Week: Rope Climb

Conditioning: 

10.9.8.7.6.5.4.3.2.1 for time:
Power Clean (75% BW)
Pullup

 

Life ain’t always beautiful, but its a beautiful ride

Guest Post By our very own Jen West

Visit her blog at: http://thebestofthewests.blogspot.com/

I was 30 at the time that I found out my unborn son was sick.  Like really sick. I am 33 now and I have lived oodles of lifetimes in those 3 years.  I have lived in hospitals, watched children die across the hall, and watched my own son cling to life.  It changes you.  I had to find a vice.  While writing has always been my vice,  I found I also needed something physical. I stumbled upon Crossfit. While I originally started at another gym and have since moved to CrossFit Naples, Crossfit literally saved me. It still saves me today.  There is something very therapeutic about it.  It allows me one hour to escape the fears that constantly swarm me and I get to do it in the most welcoming environment among some of the kindest, coolest people.

In the words of Gary Allan “ life ain’t always beautiful, but its a beautiful ride,” and that can be said for any one of us. Life is freaking hard sometimes and there are days where I don’t want to WOD. I would rather curl in the fetal position than go workout, but I drag myself there, and let me tell you when I walk out one hour later I am whole again! We all have our stories. The ones that form us into the people we are… the good, the bad, the ugly and the “beautiful”, but how amazing that no matter the journey we can all walk into the gym knowing we will simply become a blur of teamwork and support. For that, I am grateful.  For all of you, I am grateful.

WOD on peeps!

The West Boys

Wednesday’s Workout

Skill: Pullups

Review: 1. Beat Swing 2. Pullup strength 3. Push-away

Conditioning:

2 Rounds of “Helen”-
21 KB Swings
12 Pullup
400m Run

Thursday’s Workout

Skill: Row

Test: Max Height Box Jump

Conditioning:
21-15-9
Double Under
Burpee

Prove your fitness

How do you know that you’re getting in better shape? How can we beyond -a-shadow of a doubt test wheter CrossFit is making you fitter? Wouldn’t you like to know that your hard work is paying off? Well now’s your chance. The Baseline Challenge is a way to “prove your fitness”.

You can’t run away from this workout because we’re making everyone do it, even if you can’t make it on Saturday, December 15th from 9-10:30am. Why? Because this score is that important to us!

Wouldn’t you rather do it with a Live DJ, Prizes, and FREE T-shirt and Food?

It’s a no-brainer. Sign up today at the front desk!

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We would like to thank one of our sponsors of the Baseline Challenge…Fields of Green Lawn Care. Not only is Dave’s commitment evident in his results with CrossFit (losing 10lbs and 2% BF) his commitment is also evident in the way he treats his own clients. He told me the other night that people chose him over other companies because he knows everyone by first and last name. It’s a commonalty that we both share.

Thank you Fields of Green for your continued support to CrossFit Naples! For more information visit Fields of Green’s website HERE 

Fields of Green, Inc. - Irrigation, Lawn Maintenance & Landscaping.  Licensed & Insured  2316 Pine Ridge Road, #444  Naples, FL 34109  239-253-3438

Wednesday’s Workout

Skill: Pullup

Strength: Power Snatch (heavy)

Conditioning:
Teams of 2-
2 rounds:
8 Heavy DB Snatch (each arm) 32 total
50 Pullups
50 Wallball
-Afer last round 1000m Row (break up as needed)

Thursday’s Workout

Skill: Row

Conditioning:
21 Shoulder-to-Overhead (115/75)
100m Farmers walk (heavy)
15 Shoulder-to-Overhead
100m farmer walk
9 Shoulder-to-Overhead
100m farmer walk

**anytime the weight is dropped for rest or in transition there is a 5 burpee penalty

Training for Life

As you know Monday’s workout consisted of sprint intervals. To much of our surprise Santiago showed up in his military gear ready to workout. Dressed in camo pants, sweats, and boots he was ready to train. Many of you might not know this but Santiago is an officer in the Marines. We’ve had the pleasure of working with him while he awaits orders to his first duty station. He’d never tell you because he is too humble. I can’t help myself though I’m too proud of him to keep quiet.

I say all this because he gets it. He understands the purpose of CrossFit. He doesn’t train with us because he wants bigger biceps (though he does love doing chin-ups), he trains with us because one day his life will literally depend on his fitness capability. He trains to be sure he can handle whatever obstacle he might face. I was proud of him Monday morning while he sprinted in his boots. Impressively his times were just as fast as most people’s average sprint times.

It makes me proud to know he is the one going to protect us against our enemies. Our freedom depends on people like him. It’s very assuring to know he is one of the many soldiers who fight for our freedom. To you Santiago, we salute you!

Wednesday’s Workout

Skill: Pullups
Buy In: 50 second Air Dyne then…

Conditioning:
50 KB Clean & Jerk (Right) 24/16kg
50 Double-Unders
50 KB Clean & Jerk (Left)

Thursday’s Workout

Skill: Push ups

Conditioning:
500m row & 10 Squats; rest
400m row & 20 Squats; rest
300m row & 30 Squats; rest
200m row & 40 Squats; rest
100m row & 50 Squats