On my final CJ today, I fought to get this 4lb PR at 136kg/299lbs. After missing my opener, a weight I haven't missed in I don't know how long, my coach pulled me to the side and said "OK, we are done missing lifts now." Ended up going 4/6 in my first meet since 2014 and a 27kg improvement in my total. CJ PR and total PR which also qualified me for Masters Pan Ams. Nationals is still a little ways out for me, but it is within striking distance now.
Thank you for @Covert_Barbell for putting on such a great meet. Well run and thoroughly enjoyed it.
Can't say enough about my coach @Madison15K who by all accounts is one of the coolest human beings on the planet. Her coaching, support, and her confidence in my abilities, made today possible. She put up with all my crap, helped with my programming, and always remained cool, calm, and collected. Both Madison and @JGive_13 have truly helped me get back to doing something I really love. I am fortunate enough to train at @CFBluegrass with some awesome people that have pushed me to improve. Days like today are why I wake up at 3:55a to go train.
On a side note, since starting to track my macros on January 19th, I have dropped 10lbs as of this meet. Not only have I been able to manage PRs here and there, but I am doing it at a lighter body weight, which is pretty darn cool to me. Shout out to @thenaturalgrip for getting me hooked on the flexible eating by @jasonackerman78 and for taking time out today to come cheer me on.
Lots of stuff to work on, but this was fuel for the fire to keep going and work even harder.
South Pittsburg, TN
Wrote up a little about how I created this on the blog. Link in bio.
Hey @CrossFitGames and @TheDaveCastro just letting you know the crew at @CFBluegrass is ready for the Open!
Had fun messing around in Photoshop the other night to create this. Photo is of CrossFit Bluegrass athlete Matthew Winkle during the Open last year.
Got to give the @RockTape hookgrip tape a test this morning. It is more flexible than regular athletic tape which is great. It is also partitioned so you use only enough to tape your thumb. Got a great test this morning and even though @morgan.shane.5 tried to kill me, I ended up with a PR on a set of hang cleans. Shout out to @MorningChalkUp for the give away on this (check out their newsletter).