The off-season is where your competition season begins.
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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?
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.
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.
Now. Go hit it.
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.
If you don’t have triples. Practice fresh.
Make sure and get that mobi.
Looks like MAD Athlete Training Camp Gymnastics Coach, Dave Durante, will be going to work for CrossFit HQ as a full-time gymnastics Coach right after the MAD Athlete Training Camp in Oahu in December.
If you are on the Islands, then don’t miss this opportunity to work with Dave!
Check out how a few of our amazing individual MAD Athletes did in the 2013 Reebok CrossFit Open in the South Central Region. Pretty awesome!
Amanda Schwartz coaches at Premier CrossFit and continues to prove her amazing competitiveness and athletic ability in each workout. She finished the 2013 Reebok CrossFit Open in 2nd place in the South Central Region. A multiple year regional competitor, she is pushing it to the next level this year. Her tenacity and well rounded skills are a force to be reckoned with this year at regionals.
Nikki Isbell qualified and competed in the 2009 CrossFit Games in Aromas, Ca. The “Ranch” gave her a taste of competition she had never had and continues to pursue. She has earned invitations to every regional since but due to pregnancy and choosing to compete for the CrossFit Cedar Park team, this will be her first trip back to regionals as an individual. She garnered two 2nd place finishes for our region in this years open (13.1, 13.5). Nikki is our MADCAMP Nutrition specialist and an amazing coach! Looking forward to seeing her throw down at the individual level again.
Chase Ingraham, AKA Captain America is an amazing athlete and coaches at CrossFit Dallas Central He finished 12th in the region for an amazing start to his comeback year! Chase is a CrossFit Games veteran having qualified to compete at the Home Depot Center in 2010. Last year he was forced out of competition due to injury and he used MAD Training and Michael Tillman DPT, to help him return to top form. He is ready to avenge last year’s missed opportunity.
Blaine Springston is a Coach at CrossFit Centex and an amazing athlete. He finished 13.5 with 169 reps for first place in the South Central Region. He was 2nd Place for the triple crown and is looking to tear it up in San Antonio!
Carson Thomas has qualified for regionals again… Since 2010 Carson has qualified for regionals. He continues to level up and is getting stronger by the day! Can’t wait to see how he smashes this years wods.
There are many more MAD Athletes that leveled up this year from Team competitors to Masters Competitors to rookies. More on them in the next post! This has been a great year for MAD Athletes and it looks to be getting better and better!
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So with the Open in full swing and CrossFit taking the sport of fitness to new levels, Check out how some of our MAD Athletes compare with each other in this custom leader board.
Currently, Amanda Schwartz is sitting 2nd place in the region and she is ready to smash the final two wods. She is an amazing athlete and getting stronger by the day. She smashed 13.3 with 258 reps for a 3rd place finish in South Central Region. Awesome!