Aaron and I just got home from from the TSC... we had a great time! There were 10 total competitors; seven men and 3 women. A very nice showing for us folks in Minnesota.
This is our group - Top row starting with the blond guy (a new co-worker at Gold's) Nick Jasken, Joe Pavel, Mike Nelson, Brad Ellingson, Laurion Burchall, and Brad Nelson. The shorties on the bottom row - Bruce Wuollena, Aaron Friday, me, Jordan Hansen, and Arlene Kim.
Arlene Kim, Jordan Hansen, and I were the three ladies. Arlene and Jordan are very strong. All of our Deadlifts were over 225lbs, and we all did at least 9 pull-ups. That is amazing... I never see women at Gold's doing anything close to 200lb DLs, and I have only seen three women do pull-ups ever at Gold's...ever!
Arlene and Laurion are from Seattle. Arlene is a graduate student here. I believe she told me they both trained Crossfit in Seattle.
Mike Nelson was there. He is awesome... as a person, trainer and athlete. Very upbeat, offered suggestions, congratulatory to everyone, above all he gives every lift his all. He brought his Texas Power Bar we all used to pull.
Brad and his girlfriend Jordan hosted the event. Kinetic Edge is a way cool studio. Based on Kettlebell training, so lots of KBs, plus fun stuff like a rope to climb and rings to goof around on. I want rings and a rope! There was a peg board for climbing and plyo boxes. Plus, a back door that opens up to a view of trees. I saw wild turkeys there one day.
It was such a good time! Everyone there was outstanding. KB people seam to be a notch above, just such a really great group. There is too much to say for one blog entry! I had such a good time!
So, here are my results...
Deadlift - 255lbs
Pull-ups - 11
Snatches - 115
I am pleased with my results. My Deadlift, Pull-ups and Snatch are all PRs! Previous; DL - 245lbs, PU - 10, and Snatch - 100 (never did a whole 5 minutes). Deadlifts were the biggest surprise... I was given a 4th chance to up my PR to 160; it was a no go. Nothing... not even a centimeter off the floor. Oh well.
This was a good first TSC. My numbers were good, and there is lots of room for improvement. So, I still have something to work toward. My biggest challenge will be to stay focused. When I train on my own I usually spend 15-35 minutes training, at the very most I train for an hour. The TSC lasted 3 hours. My focus was great for the DL... after that I started to gap out and fade. I've said it before, if I could cultivate focus... I could get good at something! lol!
The best part was doing the TSC was doing this with Aaron. He is a real training partner. He is a natural athlete, excellent with movement and very smart about training. He makes all this so much fun! I love you babes!