This past weekend I had the pleasure of coaching Megan and Javier as they competed at the NLI, a local competition that took place in Anaheim. I've been programming special workouts for them for almost 2 months (you've likely seen them pushing through some rough, odd looking workouts during the evening classes or on the weekends) and all their hard work paid off.
I'm incredibly proud of their efforts in training and competition, the end result of which was increased confidence in certain skills and showing up huge at the competition. Highlights included Javier finishing in the top 5 in one of the events and Megan getting a big PR on her Clean & Jerk at the end of a hard series of lifts!
I learned a lot about coaching (thanks to messing up some simple but important details!) and I think Javier and Megan learned a lot about themselves as well.
I'm excited that some of you are getting interested in competing in local competitions as I myself find them to be a lot of fun and a great learning opportunity. We have about 9 people signed up for the next NLI event on December 14th, so you'll be seeing all those peeps training hard as well. Hopefully we can have a big group of you come out to support your peers as they compete!
Lastly, if you're interested in competing or want to see what this whole thing is about, let me know and also keep your eyes open for more details on CrossFit 818's Competition Class :)
Also, don't forget that it's costume time! Today and tomorrow are your last chances to wear your costume to class and get your photo taken. We've gotten some good submissions so far and I know a lot of you have been saving up your costume for today or tomorrow, so I can't wait to see who shows up as what!
Make sure we get a photo of you and you'll be entered in the costume competition. Winner gets a free CF818 hoodie!
Speaking of the hoodies, make sure to get your preorder in ASAP as we'll be making the order in the first part of November! Sign ups are on the counter :)
AMRAP 4 Minutes -
8 Push Press (75/53)
*2 minutes rest between rounds
Posted by Armen.