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.
Through 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!!
If you would like to work with Nikki, please email email@example.com for more information.
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
MAD Athletes and coaches getting some junk yard dog warm up before the smash.
They method you use to warm up is extremely important. Too many athletes gloss over the warm up and this will most likely put them at greater risk for injury. I have heard athletes say “a lion never warms up going for the kill”. Yep, this is true, but a lion never did a max snatch or “Fran”.
With the proper warm up / dynamic movement prep (DMP), you are preparing your central nervous system for explosiveness, your joints for smooth movement, your muscles for maximum contraction and your mind for the event. That mental portion can prove valuable when you are competing. The sheer routine of your warm up can get your mind set for that event and dial in your focus to laser sharp levels. Now since most of you are not in the gym doing solely slow movements and you get your body to explode quite a bit this DMP is very important.
You are also giving yourself a layer of protection against injury. There are no guarantees when it comes to injury prevention but as an athlete you should be doing what you can to stay durable and ready to wod again.
Finally think about this, your movement prep can vary depending on the type of wod you will be doing. You may need to get that heart rate up quite a bit and recover before the wod or you may not. Keep that in mind also.
The best strategy for your CrossFit competitive season is an amazing off-season. You will want to attack those weaknesses and make sure you are anticipating what new movement combinations and skills may come up. To put yourself in position for success…
Yes, you must make yourself stronger
Yes, you must make yourself more efficient and skilled
Yes, you must make yourself faster
Yes you must test and find the proper nutrient combination for you
Yes you must make yourself more mobile, and more durable
Yes you must make yourself more aerobically efficient
Your stats on strengths and weaknesses should determine how much time and effort you devote to each area but you should hit each area.
You need a coach who works for you and will be honest with you when it comes to how you approach your training, recovery, nutrition, skills and mental approach. Very few can accomplish these things without the input of a qualified coach to ensure the best possible outcome for you as an athlete.
Happy Birthday to Mike T. Kick some ass today Dr. Mike
Ok. Check out Braden showing how to throw down some triples. Notice how he keeps his body straight
Hands stay low at his side
Jump is just a bit higher
Wrist turnover is faster.
Get some instant mobi between sets! No set up needed, no bands, no whips, and no chains.
Motion is lotion so hitting your end range of motion for those joints is ideal for MOST of you. Remember there are always exceptions based on history, injury etc. YOU, the athlete are the CEO of your body and ultimately in charge of its care and upkeep. You should know your body’s sticky points and where you need to put some extra work in.
So many amazing things happening with madathletes! Oly meets, CrossFit competitions, Prs, and so much more. We are having a blast working with you all!
Personally I am so blessed to be a part of the Barbells for Boobs event hosted by CrossFit Centex. What an amazing event. My son participated for the 3rd year in a row. I’m super proud of him as well as all the madathletes who are leveling up each and everyday. Mad coaches and great friends Chad and Jodi Vaughn host the Central Texas Oly Open the Sunday after. Can’t say enough about this whole group of people. Set yor
calendars next year gang.
Amanda Busset at CrossFit Alaka’i hosted an amazing B4B event that we are super proud of. They’ve been getting a lot of love on that event.
Like I said. A lot going on!
Keep it up madathletes. Get some squats today. What’s your tempo??!
MAD Athletes are everywhere! Our MAD Remote coaching program has proven successful in countries around the world. From all over The United States, to Canada, Venezuela, Mexico, Italy, and Kuwait, to name a few. All starting at little CrossFit Cedar Park. We are proud that this method of training is proven to assist athletes of all levels to make advances in CrossFit, Olympic Weightlifting, Gymnastics, Strongman, Football, Baseball, Basketball, Volleyball, and track.
Our goal is to provide the best in innovative training techniques to help these athletes to achieve their fitness goals. Thanks for being a part of it!