Good Evening CFTP!
This past 8 weeks of Open prep has been a doozy! The volume output you all have put in has been tremendous. I can truly say that we are more prepared for The Open this year than any other year before. It has been so cool to see you all progress and see your lung capacity grow. We have one more test that I am going to have to do post open but from the two tests we have done… I am very impressed with the results.
Thanks for sticking with the program. I know the WODs seemed intimidating at times. I know that many of you had the thought of, “I think Dan’s lost his mind!” but you still came in and put in the work and I hope it pays off big time in The Open. During The Open you’ll notice a shift in programming but we are going to continue working on your weaknesses and doing our best to prepare you for the unknown 5 weeks ahead of us.
THE OPEN: You sick of me talking about it yet? Why do I talk it up so much? Do I get some kind of financial gain from it? No. Do I get a kudos from CrossFit if I get a certain amount of members signed up? No.
The reason I talk it up so much is because The Open is kind of magical. We have never had a regional athlete… YET! But yet, it is still magical. Why? Because of all of you. Watching all of you break down roadblocks in your heads is magical. Watching all of you do more of a certain movement than you ever have is magical. Seeing you cheer on your CFTP family is magical. Friday night lights is magical.
What is Friday night lights? Every Friday during The Open we will be getting together to do the WODs at 7 PM. We will get into heats and we will each have our own judge and we will complete the workout Dave Castro announces. The first and final week’s of The Open we will have the great Steve Arnoldus on hand to take professional pictures of you.
We have 70 athletes signed up so far! That’s awesome. I still don’t see a lot of your names that I know are planning on doing it… I am ordering the shirts on Wednesday so you only have through Tuesday to sign up if you want a free shirt. There will be no exceptions. Only people who sign up before Wednesday will get a shirt. Also, please, please, please put your shirt size down on the sheet on my desk.
I am excited to get you all familiar with the dumbbells and to add even more variety to our workouts.
Today’s Athlete Spotlight is Alicia Deibert!
I thought I would throw it back a bit! WODsomniac 2014
1. How long have you been at The Point?
-I started crossfit 6 weeks after my second baby, so almost 4 years.
2. What do you do for a living?
-I am a stay at home mom, to three kids ages 6, almost 4, and 1.
-Before crossfit I went running every once in a while, but didn’t really work out. I mostly just tried to diet.
-my favorite accomplishment during my cf journey was working out my entire 3rd pregnancy. Crossfit seemed dangerous for a pregnant women to the outside world, but I really think it was the best thing for me. The extra back muscle I had gained help get rid of so many aches and pains I had with my other pregnancies. It gave me more energy and sense of accomplishment. Thanks to that extra human growth hormone I PR’d every movement while being pregnant.
-starting crossfit is scary, I remember looking at the WOD the night before and googling all the weird names for movements so I wouldn’t look dumb, once i was in on all the lingo I was addicted and couldn’t stay away.
-my favorite movement is all things squats! Pistols, squat cleans, squat snatches. All those things
-favorite WOD, one we made up…..half marathon Row, it takes about 2 hours and it’s super fun with friends, snacks, and a movie. And you burn so many calories your cleared to eat anything the rest of the day.
-this year I really want to work on my gymnastic movements, they are my weakness. I would love to master butterfly pull-ups and get some ring muscle-ups.
-my husband caleb started crossfit a few months before me, he would drive 30 minutes to the gym and it was annoying because I didn’t understand why he couldn’t go to a closer crossfit gym. He would always tell me about all the workouts and be obsessed and I tried to listen but it just wasn’t exciting to me, once I started, I did the same thing. Haha I also became obsessed, and I still am! I LOVE CROSSFIT! And I LOVE our gym. It’s absolutely a second family to me! I have made so many amazing friends. Some days when I’m sore and tired, the only reason I still go to the gym is to see my friends. I love crossfit for so many reasons. It has changed my perspective, I used to only care about being skinny, now I care about being strong and healthy. I never knew how much I would love getting strong and having muscles. And now my kids also love crossfit and I’m so happy to be teaching them at such a young age to love their bodies and what amazing things they can do if they work hard and practice. Thanks to Dan and Dave and all the coaches for making our gym what it is! And all the great athletes that push me and help me everyday! I love you all so much! CFTP for life!!!