It’s a great day at CFCB, here’s 2 reasons why.February 23, 2016
First- The DT numbers were phenomenal! What seems like universal improvement vs October, in some cases SUBSTANTIAL jumps. I’m going under the assumption that everyone counted their reps and rounds accurately and completed full range of motion, but if so, today was the single best day (in terms of progress) I can ever recall in 6 years of doing this!
The top three leaderboard was completely rewritten, with the exception of Men’s first place. Jim K. still holds that down with a time of 8:53. But Larry at 9:35 and Terrance at 9:45 bump up and get on the board as well.
My girls were far from outdone. Andrea at 10 flat and Jill right behind at 10:02, surpassed only by 2016 Adelynn with a stupid fast 7:47! Well done to all. While I have your attention, let me remind you to record your score so that next time you have a mark to potentially improve.
Second- This has been in the works for a while, but only over the weekend did we get things lined up. I am thrilled to announce we’ll be debuting our second Specialty Class: Olympic Weightlifting THIS Sunday at 8:45 am. Kayla Sutton is a 2x State Champ with National Competitive experience. Most of her training and competition exposure was as a member of the highly regarded Port City CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting Program. As is the case with Yoga, this class is FREE to members. Guests are welcome to attend but are subject to our $15 guest fee. My hope is that Kayla can immediately triage your Oly Lifts and possibly, even at this late date, improve your CFG Open scores when the lifts appear.
Now, I know many of you are church-goers but let me remind you of two things- a) Every church worth it’s hymnals has more than one service on Sunday and some of the really cool ones let you go on Saturday’s and/or weekdays. b) Jeff K. will back me up on this, I’m sure; God doesn’t want you to be weak or fat. It’s right there in Leviticus, if memory serves. And to be honest, while I’m less familiar with these texts, I’m pretty certain that the Talmud, The Koran and the Tibetan Book of the Dead all express equivalent sentiment. So I’ll see you there!
I asked Kayla for a bio and she sent this heartfelt note:
I am beyond excited to join the CrossFit Carolina Beach family and share my knowledge and experience in Olympic style weightlifting. Starting as a CrossFit athlete, the lifts have always intrigued and challenged me so I decided to take that interest and expound upon it by competing solely in weightlifting. I have been competing since 2012 as a 58kg lifter. I am a two time NC state champion and have competed on a national platform 5 times all over the country. I have coached several male and female athletes in competition as well as programmed for athletes of all different levels. I feel like my journey is still only beginning as a lifter and a coach, and it is my dream to help others achieve their goals and work together to make each other better athletes. I hope to share with you my knowledge while learning from all of you as we go. Thank you for welcoming me as a part of your team. Lets get strong!!
PS- 58 Kg is 127 lbs. If you ever thought the olympic lifts make you bulky, Kayla will dispell that notion.
Good DT. More Free Classes. I didn’t have to use my AK. Today was a good day.