As most of you know, or may not know, our USAW Weightlifting Head Coach Wayne Hess recently qualified for the IWF (International Weightlifting Federation) Master's World Cup and is currently in Texas getting ready for his competition this coming Thursday!
We'd like to celebrate and support Wayne here at home with a...
SPECIAL THURSDAY 5AM CLASS
THIS WEEK ON AUGUST 13TH
PERFORM THE WAYNE WOD (TBA)
COACHED BY KC
STAY AND WATCH WAYNE COMPETE!
CFAS WILL BE STREAMING IT ON OUR BIG SCREEN AT THE GYM AT 6AM (it will be 11am Texas time!)
EVERYONE IS WELCOME!
YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A MEMBER!
Hope to see you all at the box bright and early! As always, call if you have any questions!
Go for it and have fun Coach Wayne!
We're very happy and proud to announce Coach Wayne will soon be departing for his IWF Master's World Cup Weightlifting competition in Texas! Additionally, Wayne recently passed the USAW course held at our gym and is now an official USAW Sports Performance Coach in addition to his CrossFit Weightlifting Attendance Certificate. Please read the attached interview so you can learn more about what this experience will mean for Coach Wayne, and how we can best support him! SUPER EXCITING! And for our athletes, classes he coaches will go on as scheduled while Josh Stallsmith will be substitute coaching at Hawaii Island Barbell Club in Wayne's absence. It's very exciting to think about how our entire community will benefit from the experiences Wayne brings back with him from the competition! We're so proud of you Coach Wayne!
Interview with CFAS Coach Wayne Hess, Age:38
Competition preparation for IWF Masters World Cup
Location: Dallas, Texas at the Hilton Anatole
Date of the Competition: August 9-13 2015
What is your motivation to compete in this event?
I decided to enter this event to see how I would fare on an International stage. I have only competed in
one event prior to this, the HIBBC Barbell Rodeo held at Crossfit Allstar, and thought this would really
test my preparation and mindset. This event is usually held outside of the US and is probably a once in a lifetime chance for me to compete in. It’s for competitors 35 and over and I can compete with athletes
more my age.
What has your preparation for the competition been like? (How long have you prepared, what kinds of workouts , length of training, nutrition…)
I began training for this event since April of this year. I had just finished rehab for an injured shoulder
and back. Those injuries kept me out for 4 months with little to no training going on. I received the
email about qualifying for the event and decided to go for it. Since then I have been on 3, 4-week cycles. As of now I am in a 3-week prep with a 2 week taper right before the event. I am training 5 days a week, 3 heavy days and 2 light technique days. My weakest links are my legs, so there were a ton of squats, but tailored more for an older athlete like myself. I also did a lot of pulls in both lifts to strengthen by back and core. My workouts typically last 2-3 hours with rest dictated on how my body feels. The most important thing was to stay healthy and injury free.
In the beginning I ate a lot to support the loading of my workouts, basically feed the muscles that you
are trying to grow. I eat fairly well already but now have made my portions smaller and cleaned up my
carb intake, although I still eat ice cream to treat myself. I’m right on schedule in order to make the
85kg/187lb weight class.
Who has been your main support as you’ve trained? Who would you like to thank?
First and foremost would be my wife Carolyn and my kids. Carolyn supported me from day one with this journey. She assisted me with working out, equipment needed, diet and helping me with mental
toughness. Spencer and Taylor have been understanding of my training schedule and support me 100%.
My parents have also been really supportive and my father is actually flying up with me to support me
while up there. Next would be Chris Matute my coach. Along with Carolyn, he convinced me to enter
the event. The deal was if I entered, he would have to come and coach me up there and he has stuck to
his word and will be joining me in Texas. Chris customized my workouts to deal with my injuries and
also tailored it for a Masters competitor. I must thank KC and Josh Stallsmith who allowed me to join
the family at Crossfit Allstar and trusted me to take over Hawaii Island Barbell Club. I would also like to thank all the coaches and athletes who cheer me on during training and EVERYONE who has donated
recycles to help me with expenses.
Anything else you would like to share?
I would again just like to thank everyone who has helped me with this journey. From my family,
everyone at Crossfit AllStar, and to Alika Ho'omana and Chris Choy from Crossfit Kona for letting me train with them, to all the other boxes that have sent me well wishes and good luck aloha vibes. It shows how much weightlifting has grown here on the Big Island. The support is overwhelming from the entire CrossFit and Weightlifting ohana here on the Island. I plan to have fun, embrace the moment and opportunity given to me and most importantly, bring back the experiences I learn there to help with my coaching of our athletes. Aloha to everyone!!!!!
AND ALOHA TO YOU COACH WAYNE!!!! We'll all be thinking about you and sending you positive thoughts when you are in Texas and can't wait to hear about your experience when you return! Safe travels and HAVE FUN!
If you'd like to send Coach Wayne Hess a personal message he can be emailed at Wayne@crossfitallstar.com
AllStar athletes Keith & Sally's Manukai Handboard company takes off! Ford Stallsmith chosen brand advocate!
PROUD MOMMY MOMENT HERE!
Our son, Ford Stallsmith was asked to be the first Manukai Handboards brand advocate! Manukai is a sustainable handboard surf company started by Big Island artists Sally Lundburg & Keith Tallett, in an effort to 'preserve our cultural roots, care for our environment, and express gratitude and aloha'. They produce handboards made of disgarded surfboards and wetsuits! And we're proud to say Keith and Sally are also CFAS Athletes!
They sent Ford a letter explaining they chose Ford because "of your positive attitude, your skill in the water, and your efforts in surf videography. In our interaction with you in the last year, we've seen you help out and take care of your family, show gratitude to your parents, express a positive, sincere attitude to our family and others, and work hard in school, in your community, and in play. We feel you embody the Hawaiian values of aloha, malama, mahalo, kokua, and kuleana, through your words and actions, and we would be honored if you would consider being and advocate for Manukai Handboards!"
Please check out Ford's advocate page and Manukai Handboards AND LET US KNOW IF YOU WANT FORD TO TAKE YOU OUT FOR SOME BODYSURFING!
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Cheryl Brost & Albert Police finish strong at the 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games! Cheryl with 4th place finish & Al with 11th place!