Tuesday, September 22, 2015



Team Blue and Team Orange just completed part I of the CrossFit Team Series! Read Alma's recap of her team's experience! And Congratulate Alma when you see her! She is now officially a CrossFit Level 1 Coach!!!
 
Team Blue had a couple of conflicts with scheduling days and times to do all events.  Shaun had a spur the moment road trip and the team had to accommodate Alma due to the CrossFit Level 1 seminar.  We started with event #1 on Wednesday night I believe.   I think I can venture out to say that we thought this would be an easy one.  It was not so much. The singles were a force to be reckoned with!  

Next, we did event #2 which was 30 clean and jerks per pair of females and males ascending in weight after each set. Carmen killed it! The females started with 65#. Each female had to do 5 at a time. We made it up to the 105#, getting only 5 reps in.  The guys finished 30 reps at 155#.  Personally I did not feel 100% with any of the weight overhead due to tweaking my right gluteus/lower back. 

As a team we planned to meet Sunday night after Shaun was back in town and I was out of the last day of the seminar.  During our day off we learned that Team Orange actually beat our time in event #1.  Being the competitive individuals we are, we were determined to beat their time.  Sunday would  now be a two event day. I was very nervous! Not only was I not 100% physically, I was completely drained mentally. I didn't want to let my team down. We re-did event #1 and completed event #4, beating Team Orange in both. 

Finally, we completed event #3 bright and early the very next morning at 5 a.m. We strategized and had what I feel was a very smooth, great workout. Currently we sit in 59th place if I'm not mistaken. 

I wanted to cry several times but having awesome teammates and judges really does help. We were so thankful for our judges, Jose Valdez, Travis Frazier, Jen G and Kristi L. 
 



Tabata snatch warm up with PVC. (just 4 rounds of each exercise)
Down up and shrug
High pull
Muscle snatch
Snatch balance
 
 
5 Rounds:
7 snatches 115/75
14 TTB

13 comments:

  1. Thx Alma for your recap - I loved the team series workouts!!! Everyone should really think about joining in next year - it's so much fun to team up with other incredible athletes At cfnm. The best part - knowing your team is relying on you to finish one more rep!!! You have no choice but to be better not only for yourself but for your team.
    WOD - 15:28 RX

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  2. I failed to mention that Jason is THE master of strategizing. Thanks to him every workout involved smooth and quick transitions. Thanks Jason!!!!

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  3. Thanks to Asa for the squat snatch help this morning and letting me have a skill day. I need mucho help with the snatch.

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  4. Don't cheat yourself !!!!!
    Let the sculptors of CFNM chisel away the weakness from your body and create a NEW YOU!!! hence release That Caged ANIMAL you have inside people!!!

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    1. haha! That's awesome Kevin! We'll have to make that into a commercial!

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  5. Congratulations Alma S!!! You're going to be an amazing coach!!! I can't wait to take your classes!

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  6. Sneaky Alma.....didn't say anything to me about this last night! Congratulations!

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  7. 8:49 RX
    I strung most of my snatches together, except for the last two rounds doing 5 then 2 and 3 then 3 and finally 1. The toes to bar are always easy in the beginning so I did 10 strung together on the first round and broke the rest up. I did 5 strung together every subsequent round after that and broke the rest up with about two seconds of rest every time I came off the bar.

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  8. Thanks guys! I'm learning from the best and still have a long way to go. Lol, sorry Lance. I enjoyed hearing about your travels.

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  9. Great workout! I'm feeling the burn for sure! Everyone is so loving and inspiring. I get excited everyday I come workout at CFNM.

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