Hawaii VA games 

 

several MADAthletes will be competing this weekend in the Hawaii VA games.  They’ve been working hard so good luck to Amanda Busset and to Erica Blanton.   Kick some butt this weekend.  Check out Amanda on the local news demonstrating some of the movements. 

http://m.kitv.com/news/many-to-compete-at-hawaii-va-games/35042878

Ok if you aren’t training for the upcoming season already, what are you doing?!??

Time to set some goals and get moving to the next level.   Get your crew together and jump on the MAD Path 

 

Hard Work, Dedication and A Mai Tai


For many athletes off season is the toughest time of the year to maintain focus on those long term fitness goals.   For those who compete in Crossfit and did not make the games this year, it can seem like the dead zone.   Many athletes get those summertime blues. We all there there ain’t no cure for the summertime blues right? Or is there?

Off season is important in any sport. Everyone needs that time to reset their mind, reset their body and in effect “sharpen the saw”.  You have to get back to that reason why you do this.  Why you compete, why you lift, why you CrossFit.  A few methods that some of our madathletes use.

1. Do something different

Mud run, 5k, Oly meet, kayak race or whatever.  Try something different for the hell of it.  Coach Glassman said it best “regularly take up and play new sports”.   Time to sign up for that zoomba contest and get the funk out!  So remember that it’s ok for you to try something new.

2.  Go back to the beginning
Get back in class with some people who are just starting out.   Have fun and just do the wods. Put no pressure on yourself about PR’s or anything like that.  Remember what it was like when you first started this beautiful journey.  Get in your community and sweat and laugh with and at each other.

3.  Take a short vaca!   Take a few days and get to the beach for some fun in the sun.   Read a book and have a drink.  Have a Mai Tai and watch the Crossfit Games.
If you don’t know,  A Mai Tai is a tropical drink that can totally reset your mind if you let it.


Just an FYI,

Mai Tai:Mix Ingredients

1 ¼ oz. Light Rum

½ oz. Orgeat Syrup

½ oz. Orange Curacao

2 oz. Lemon Juice

2 oz. Pineapple Juice

1 oz. Dark Rum Float

So work those mixology skills and reset your mind and come back rejuvenated.   You will not lose your gains in a few days.    You will come back refreshed and ready to go.

After you reset yourself you can come back and get your off season plan together.   Then start working muscle ups and snatch. Remember, where focus goes energy flows.   For now it may be time to chill out for a few days.

Know your goals.  Short Off season strength cycle 

    
Today- MADathletes get some meathead strength and then a beautiful 20 minute amrap with C2B pull ups db snatches and db squat cleans.  This little off season strength cycle is already paying some huge dividends.  Build a bigger motor…that’s the current goal for this cycle.  Plus, sometimes they get a pump and that’s always fun.   Of course, all athletes get that individual adjustment that is tailored just for them. 

Some questions you should ask yourself…

 Where are you at in your training cycle? 
What are your goals for the cycle you are in?

What are your goals for the off season?

What are your goals for the season (whatever your sport)?

Strength, Skill, Speed,

Repeat. 

Accessory work. 

  

MADAthletes do a significant amount of accessory work.   Why?  Accessory work is a valuable tool that can do several things. 

Primarily, the goal of accessory work is to prevent muscle imbalances and to keep the athlete healthy on every side of the joint in question.  

Over the years we have seen quite a few injuries pop up due to imbalances created by overusing certain muscle groups and underusing opposing muscle groups. Mike Tillman DPT CF-L1 has provided some invaluable insight into many of these issues.   He has aided in coming up with in many cases specific accessory exercises to balance out the joint and keep it healthy.  This also allows for maximal use of the muscles.  

We want our athletes to be ready to perform at a high level.  Healthy balanced and prepared for the unknown and unknowable demands of any sport. 

Before your CrpssFit word or strength session, when you see “frog legs,” that dreaded GHD work, or the shoulder complexes we put in.  Don’t skip them.  They’re significant to your performance and to your ability to perform at 100%.   Level up gang.

– BiggDave 

AMAZING Results

MAD Athletes Open

 

The MAD Coaches work with our Athletes to help meet their fitness goals. Many of those goals are to do well at the CrossFit Open – even if they are not going to Regionals.

The picture above shows just a few of our athlete’s improvement from the 2014 CrossFit Open to 2015 CrossFit Open.

The numbers speak for themselves.

Athletes are made in the off-season. Are you ready to start your off-season now?

Secret Secret technique for open wods 

 

The 2015 Reebok Crossfit Open is just about finished. So many Madathletes leveled up this year. I am super proud of all of the madathletes that put in so much work to improve skills strength speed and mentality.  

The super secret technique to the 2016 reebok open is this….

The key to a great season is a great off season.

This trumps all the little magical technique suggestions and ideas.  If your off season didn’t prepare you for all levels of CrossFit, then even the best technique video will not help. 

 For some of you the season is just beginning…

You have regionals upcoming and the games locked in your sights. 

For others this journey has brought you to your off season and the time for evaluation and assessing goals has come. It’s time to make that plan and start working on improving those skills and of course building a bigger motor.  

If you don’t have your complete plan put together… you don’t have your coach (everyone needs a coach, even Rich Fronning has a coach), if you don’t have your nutrition plan set, if you don’t have your gymnastic skills, Oly skills, endurance and mobility plans set.  It is time to decide and take action.  

Change only comes from taking action.  

Hire a coach 

Level up Your fitness 

Look at the MADATHLETES Remote coaching program. We have amazing coaches who have coached athletes to the highest level of fitness and coaches who have competed at the highest levels of fitness. 

We have been programming for strength and condition in various sports for 20 years.  

We also program for boxes and customize these plans for the specific needs of your box.  

Decide – Act – Improve 

Get your head start on 2016 now. 

For more information, email info@crossfitcp.com

Reebok CrossFit Open 2015 #madathleteskillingit

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A few of the CrossFit Cedar Park MADathletes taking on 15.1 and 15.1A.

The open is fast upon us and mad athletes from around the world are taking it on and leveling up each week.   As soon as the CrossFit Games website allows for custom leaderboards we will make on for all of the MADathletes competing in the open.

Check out the Facebook page and instagram for more up to date information.

 

Nikki Hall Isbell

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CrossFit Level 1

CrossFit Olympic Lifting

CrossFit Nutrition

CrossFit Endurance

CrossFit  Gymnastics

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 Nikki Isbell demonstrates her lifelong pursuit of health and fitness each and every day. Her involvement with volleyball, basketball, track and field as well as competitive dance and cheer remains a testament to the athlete she strives to be. Nikki has personally seen results from the CrossFit methods of fitness and nutrition and aims to take it to a competitive level.

In 2009 she was one of 75 females around the world to qualify for the CrossFit Games. Nikki has qualified for all CrossFit Regional Competitions with the exclusion of 2010, after she had her son, TW. She did, however, participate in the 2010 South Central Regional as part of the CrossFit Cedar Park Team.

IMG_3118Through her certifications, Nikki instructs all levels of Crossfit classes, nutritional challenges, and one on one Personal Training. She teaches functional training and strength development for life and overall wellness. Her passion is helping others to achieve happier and healthier lifestyles and looks to create exciting, challenging, and adaptable workouts for all fitness levels.

Nikki has worked as an athlete with Coach David Tillman since 2008 and as a coach with CrossFit Cedar Park since 2009. She is a MAD Athlete and now she is a MAD Athlete Remote Coach!!IMG_3432_edited-1

If you would like to work with Nikki, please email robin@crossfitcp.com for more information.

Fittest Games Lottery Filled with MADAthletes

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Congratulations to many of our athletes who were competing in the Fittest Games lottery.
Seth Prochazka ( Head Coach Rose City CrossFit)- 1st Place
Nikki Isbell (CrossFit Cedar Park) – 2nd Place
Jadon Kempers ( Crossfit Cedar Park) – 8th Place
Braden Torrez ( Maximum 3 CrossFit) – 11th Place
Andy Adams – (Co-Owner Brenham CrossFit) 16th Place
Brock Naylor (CrossFit Cedar Park) – 37th
Steve Velkowski (CrossFit Centex) – 43rd
Shelby Duncan – ( San Angelo CrossFit) – 46th

This is out of 176 competitors!!! Way to go!