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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

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

Did you get your 100% Discount?

Usually during the holiday’s companies are vying for your attention in hopes that you will buy from them. They do that by offering a “buy on get one free” or a 10-20% discount on selected items. We wanted to change that around by giving something totally FREE to you. That’s a 100% discount! 

It’s called the Holiday Resource Guide. 

We found that if we could get people to stay active during the holidays they actually lost weight. We wanted to create a resource guide that would help avoid what happens to millions of Americans during the holidays. Did you know people who are overweight usually gain more than normal weight people during the   holidays? Well not anymore!

We created this resource guide because we care. It covers main topics of: APPROACH, NUTRITION, AND WORKING OUT plus some bonuses! If you implement just a few of these techniques you’ll never gain weight during theholidays again. Best news of all it’s FREE!

Check your emails for this amazing Guide to the Holidays!

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If this excites you, you should check out our 6 Week Bodyweight Challenge. This is not a weight loss challenge but don’t be surprised if you lose weight! You don’t have to CrossFit here in Naples to participate, and non-CrossFitter’s are highly encouraged to participate. Two bodyweight workouts a week, submit your score online and best part is…everyone can win!

More information on our BLOG 

(Last day to sign up Saturday, November 22nd)

Monday’s Workout

Skill of the Week: L-sits

Strength: Bench Press 3 rep max

Conditioning:

3 rounds for time-

15 Deadlifts (125/75)
10 Hang Power Cleans
5 Push Jerk (Level 1: Push Press)

– 5 Burpee Penalty (when bar drops)

Tuesday’s Workout

Skill of the Week: L-sits

Conditioning:

Partner WOD
(1 partner works 1 rests)

1500m Row
100 Box Jumps
100 DoubleUnders
100 Mountain Climbers

You Might Be A Crossfit Girl If:

You Might Be A Crossfit Girl If:

  • You purposely get out of bed at 5:30am on a Monday to do something called  a “WOD”.
  • You get nauseous just hearing the word “burpee”.
  • You take “You were a freaking beast today!” as a compliment.
  • You talk about doing “Fran” even though you are totally straight.
  • You have front squatted your dog, just to see if you can.
  • You are not sure what the real use for PVC piping is, but know it is awesome for pass-throughs and lift demonstrations.
  • Picking your calluses has replaced your nervous habit of biting your nails.
  • You NEVER watch a trainer demonstrate something and think, “That looks easy”. You know better!

If you are a Crossfitter, add your own in the comment section. 

W0w! Remember This?!! We’ve come so far!!

Monday’s Workout

Skill of the Week: Barbell Good Mornings (video)

Practice:  10 min’s kipping work

Conditioning:
-2 min max Air squats
-2 min max KB Swings overhead
-2 min max Anchored Sit ups
-2 min max Ring dips  (Level 1: bar dips or box dips)

-rest 1 min between movements

REPEAT

SCORE:  Total Reps for both rounds

Tuesday’s Workout

Skill of the Week: Barbell Good Mornings (video)

Strength: Press-1 rep max

Conditioning: 
3 rounds for time-
25 Push Press (75/45)
100 meter traveling singles

Lasting the test of time

CrossFit is getting so popular! Two years ago when I tried to talk to friends about Crossfit it was like pulling hairs, “is it like p90x?”, or the famous “you mean like bootcamp?”. Thank God I don’t have those conversations with people anymore. Unfortunately there  are also people who are getting hurt doing CF. It’s not CF exactly that is getting them hurt. Let’s be honest, anyone can come up with a CrossFit workout these days. Put your 10 favorite exercises together and add 50 reps to each of them. I wouldn’t recommend doing that though, not if you want to do this for a long time.

People who do workouts like that eventually get hurt. In order to last the test of time with CrossFit you have to train smarter, not harder.  Getting hurt is frustrating, and burnout sucks. Along your CrossFit journey you”ll learn that recovery is your best friend and not your enemy.

Below are some ways to make sure you don’t burnout:

1. Drink very little alcohol. Hangovers are detours.
2. Be early to bed, and early to rise. Quiet, Dark, Deep sleep is invaluable.
3. Have a foundation of strength and mobility. Most injuries can be prevented this way.
4. Get regular massages. Give your muscle tissue some love.
5. No missed training sessions. Consistency is everything in CF.
6. Lots of vegetables and quality protein. Yum!
7. Have great training partners (i.e. community).
8. Plan your rest days. Not everyday has to be heavy or super hard.
9. Accountability. We all need it from time to time.
10. Have fun. Nobody is forcing you to do CrossFit.

Welcome Mike to the CF Naples community!

Thursday’s Workout

For Time:
1000m row
12 Barbell Push Press (120/75)
200m Weighted Overhead walk (45/25)
9 BB PP
200m weighted OH walk
6 BB PP
200m OH walk

 Friday’s Workout

15 mins Work on:
Power Snatch-add weight

Conditioning:

“Core Crusher”
10 minute AMRAP=
33 Knees to Elbow
33 Sit ups
33 Hollow Rocks
33 Medicine Ball Half moons

What Lives On…

By: CrossFit Lisbeth

When you die, no one is going to talk about your PRs. They very likely won’t talk about your max snatch, or your “Murph” time or how many consecutive pull-ups you had.

They won’t even talk about your work very much. Or your degrees — or all the money you made for some company.

No one will care very much about the TV shows you watched.

And probably not one person will say: “When she squatted, she went to depth every single time.

But they will talk, a lot, about your heart. They’ll talk about how you helped others. And they will focus on how much you loved, and were loved. Because these are the things that really matter, and that last, even beyond the mortal veil.

So, work hard in the gym, but remember you can use this time and these ways to become a better person, not just a better athlete. When I coached, I always told my members, “If I only help you become a better athlete, I have failed.”

I am here for something more. I hope you are too. Because that is what lives on …

Welcome newest athlete Brain to the CF Naples community!

Tuesday’s Workout

-10 Body Weight Squats
100m Traveling Singles
Rest 1 minute
-10  BW Front Squats
100m Traveling Singles
Rest 1 minute
100m Traveling Singles
-Back Squat (score ends when you rack the bar)

-Score Max Reps

Wednesday’s Workout

Skill of the Week: Power Clean

5 Rounds:
20 Sit ups
10 DB Push Press (40/20)
20 Double Unders