By now you've all seen our boy Will Parris on the main page of our new website. Most people I've talked to have mentioned that it is a great pic (which it is - thanks to Oscar Bravo), but there's a bit more to it than that.
I chose this picture of Will because I think his experience with us is a very positive story in many different ways.
Firstly, he came to us with virtually no training background. Will now can front squat around 275, snatch close to 200 and clean and jerk a bunch, all while hitting some really good wod scores.
Secondly, he has made the flow through our Onramp (one of our first), to 3 days per week, to our Skills Plus program. This is a path that many have taken, and many have yet to take, but I think it speaks towards the incremental challenges you can find at Vic City.
Thirdly, he does this while working full time and being a dad to two wonderful kids, and in my mind is setting a great example of discipline, commitment, and hard work for them to follow.
Fourth, I like the balance of technique and effort in this pic. Will's alignment is very good overall (almost perfect really), but you can see there is effort in his face. When you can put out solid effort with decent weight, and still make it look pretty good, then you've got some skill. And skill is what we really stick out for.
I'm also really happy that the colors fit so well with the website and that Will's time at Vic City hasn't been just about hitting PR's and crushing WODs. Many of us find the gym a place to recover, unwind, or otherwise distract ourselves from daily stresses. It is a place where we can meet friends, work really hard, and feel great, even when other things aren't going so well.
So thank you Will for being such a great member of our gym, thanks to Oscar for capturing such a great picture, and thank you to all our members who continue to make us the great community that we are.
Training Wednesday - Thursday
Warm-up: 3 rounds - 5 slow burpees, 10 hanging knee raise or double crunch, 10 dowel dislocates
Skill: Bench Press 5 x 3 E2m
Build as you go, aim to increase above what you did before
Simple yet deadly, this workout should get those legs flushed out from the battle that was Jackita 2.0
Rx: 3 rounds for time: 400m run, 20 KBS (35/53), 15 SD box jumps (20/24)
TG: 200m runs, scale kb and box as needed
FG: KBS @ 26/44, scaled box jump height