In a period of 10 days, Cheryl and I took a tour training with some of the top CrossFit and Olympic Weightlifting coaches in the world...AND made time for a 'Badass Girls Weekend' with Cheryl's CrossFit besties from Oregon, now my sisters to! We trained with Dmitri Klokov, Polovnikov, Durnev, and Kahn, Russian llifters with their own styl and teachings to learn from. We also trained with CJ Martin and his Competition Team and CrossFit Invictus both locations including Point Loma the new location. We trained at CrossFit Foundry and they welcomed us with an Aloha spirit and accommodated us '10 Badass Girls' for training on our girls weekend. We went on a 5 mile hike in Indian Canyon climbing 1,800 feet with our 'Badass Girlfriends'! We trained a special session with Coach Mike Burgener at his home 'Mikes Gym', and learned how to train together . We even trained at CrossFit 808 right before getting on the plane to return to Big Island! We LEARNED, laughed, and loved every moment! Mahalo to Cheryl my training partner for inviting me on such a great adventure! Making special time for specialized training and specialized girl time is worth making happen!
Thanks to all the CrossFit AllStars for helping in this years Waimea Christmas Parade! A great turnout complete with med ball tosses OVER people doing thrusters...while waking in a parade!!!! You guys ROCK!!!!! Heck yeah! Merrrrrrrry CrossFit Christmas to ALL!
Took a visit to Foundry CrossFit today and invaded...there was 9 of us CrossFit girls here in Palm Springs for girls weekend. Awesome training session, I hit 2 Front Squat PRs while training with some amazing ladies, all mothers and athletes!
We toured Palm Springs and enjoyed the post modern art flare that blankets this town, complete with gigantic Marilyn Monroe sculpture and resident Labradoodle models!
We made sure to watch the American Open Weightlifting Championships on Cheryl's laptop, it's streaming live all weekend please check it out! Copy and paste this link: http://www.teamusa.org/usa-weightlifting/LIVE
Look for Local girl Elyse Umeda!
A very special training session today for CrossFit AllStars Cheryl Brost and KC Stallsmith!
Written by KC- I got to work one on one with the revered Coach Burgener, affectionately known as 'Coach B'. His gym is in his home garage and I've seen it on many videos before, but never knew it looks like a home from Hawaii! See photo above... And his un-obstructsble mountain view is amazing!
He coached us on the main points of the Snatch, and his programming template for optimal training. He even coached us on how to coach each other so when we get home we've got things to look for in each other. Many blessings on this training adventure!!! I'm completely grateful for each opportunity to train with so many high level athletes and coaches on this training tour!