Hey all, this month's member highlight is Jordan! You'll probably will recognize him if you attend the later evening classes, but if not, here's a bit more info about who he is and how he got started with us:
When did you start CrossFit/start at Vic City?
I signed up for the February on-ramp this year and have been coming ever since.
What do you enjoy most about CrossFit?
The coaches and programming. I’ve tried to just ‘go to the gym’ in the past, but self-directing and self-motivating are super tough. Now when I show up I know exactly what I’m going to be doing, and I get direction from a team of awesome coaches. I always tell people it feels like having personal trainers in each class.
Favourite move/least favourite or things you are working on?
My favourite moves would have to be any of the Olympic lifts. Even if the weight isn’t that heavy yet, doing clean and jerks and snatches makes you feel like a bad ass.
On the other end, body weight exercises are tough. I have too much weight, and not enough body so pull ups and the like are way harder than I’d like them to be!
Any fav memories at the gym so far?
The first push week was so much fun. It was cool to have something different to work on each day, and winning a few prizes at the end didn’t hurt either!
Lastly, What are your goals you are working towards or what you are most proud of
I’ve always had a dream of doing a strict bar muscle-up. I know I’m a long way from achieving that, but I’m definitely closer today than I was yesterday, or the day before that. Which relates to what I’m most proud of...eight months in and I’m still showing up every week and improving. I definitely can’t say that about any other gym membership I’ve had in the past.
Thanks Jordan for sharing your story with us! It's great having you and Brittani as part of our community and I'm sure you'll keep on that progression trajectory for a long time to come.
WARM UP: 3 rounds - 10 light russian kbs, 5/side Kb push press, 10 hanging knee raise
SKILL: POWER CLEAN - 5 x 3 E90s Touch and Go
Build as you go, working on keeping good position as you come down with the barbell. Brush the hip or the top of the thighs as you come down to control the momentum of the bar and drop your hips down to the floor to set up well for your next clean.
A brief touch on the floor then it's right back up to the shoulders!
CP: 8 x 3, goal to hit 135/205 for the last 4 sets
WOD: Open 12.5
This is a classic from a while back, and the first time ascending reps were used in a crossfit open workout. Pace yourself as the first rounds will go quickly!
Rx: 7 minute AMRAP of: thrusters @ 65/100 and CTB pullups
Rep scheme: 3+3, 6+6, 9+9, 12+12 .... and so on!
FG2: 55/75, regular pullups
FG1: scale bar as needed, jumping ctb or jumping pullups
CP1: squat clean thrusters
CP2: squat snatch and ring muscle ups