I competed in Nationals this last weekend in Denison, Texas. Here’s how it went:
325 Axle Clean Once, Then Press For Reps
In training, I’ve been hitting between 6-8 reps. I hit 7 here. I think this tied me for 5th place.
Wheelbarrow Load Medley
This was aweful! We had to carry a 230lb keg 75ft and load it to a wheelbarrow, carry a 250lb keg 50ft and load it, carry a 270lb keg 25ft and load it. After that, you had to push the entire apparatus 75ft back. This was definitely a gasser. The biggest problem for we wasn’t the weight, it was just running out of air. Thinking I had time to drop and regrip about 10 feet from the finish, I did and ran out of time. I finished the event 10ft short.
What made you initially choose Nunn’s Performance Training?
My dad has worked out with Jason for several years. About 2 years ago he decided to offer a fitness program through his business, and as an employee of the family business, I got to take advantage of the plan. I wasn’t seeing the results from aerobic classes that I wanted to see and decided to give strength training a shot.
What have your accomplishments been so far?
Even though I haven’t seen a big change in the number on the scale, I’ve seen a big change in my body. I wear a smaller size, and get lots of comments on “the amount of weight” I’ve lost. Just goes to show it’s not about the number on the scale. Plus, I can do a chin up on my own and I’m pretty sure I can deadlift more than my husband. Continue With The Awesomeness...
I recently got the opportunity to attend Perform Better’s Three Day Summit. I was a little nervous to get started but once we were there and underway, I was too busy to be nervous! To say I learned a lot is an understatement and it was a great, informative weekend. Here’s what happened!
Oh The Brain Workout
Alwyn Cosgrove – Training the Executive Athlete
Alwyn started off my conference experience and, after reading many of his articles online, it was awesome to hear him finally speak. The ‘executive athlete’ that he refers to is anyone who used to be an athlete or who use to be fit and wants be that again. Those people can come to your gym already in shape and wanting to take it to the next level or it could be a fat loss client that needs a new challenge or goal.
This past weekend, Kristin and I attended the annual Perform Better Summit in Chicago. It was very informative, but like many of these, it’s kind of like drinking out of a fire hose with the amount of information given. Here’s how it went:
What made you initially choose strength and speed training at Nunn’s Performance Training?
I really wanted to work on my upper body strength for volleyball and my siblings were already going here, so it was a perfect fit!
What have your biggest accomplishments been on both the court and weight room?
My biggest accomplishments on the court were breaking my high school digging record and committing to play volleyball at Washington and Lee University. In the weight room I’m still slowly improving, so I don’t think I’ll feel accomplished until I can squat at least 135 lbs and bench 100 lbs.
How has your success in the gym impacted your play on the court?
I got our new push/pull sled in last week and couldn’t wait to give it a go. I loaded it up with 180lbs and did six sprints of 40yards. Holy crap it sucked. Conditioning is definitely an area of needed improvement for me.
I was planning on heading to the barn to get some implement training in, but ended up not having time. So, I went to the gym and decided to get me swole on with bench press instead.
I paired this with horizontal pullups 5×10
I’ll be competing again in five weeks, so my time in the gym will be spent working on improving olympic lifts and work capacity while my time in the barn will consist of training the specific events. Feels good to be back training again!
Today I competed in the Central USA Strongman Competition put on by Chad Coy and Club Fitness 24. Honestly, I wasn’t sure how today would go. I really hadn’t trained specifically for this show as I didn’t really decide to do it till a couple of weeks out. On top of this, I think I am battling some sort of respiratory issue and was hacking up some lung butter all day. I ended up sleeping for most of the car ride up. I pretty much just told myself that if Michael Jordan can go win a playoff game with a 102 temperature, I can go lift some weights. So I did, and here’s how the show went:
280 Log Press For Reps
This log was actually a two-man log and was very long which made it awkward. I ended up hitting 9 reps for 3rd place.
This past Saturday I traveled up to Wixom, Michigan to attend the Football Strong Clinic Ron McKeefery and Jim Kielbaso put on. It was a fantastic clinic with some good speakers that were willing to not only talk in-depth about their programs but stay after and “talk shop” with the attendees. In this post, I’ll give an outline of some of the takeaway messages I got from each presentation. Continue With The Awesomeness...
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