Athlete Spotlight and Team W.O.D. Monday 7/30/18

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Athlete Spotlight and Team W.O.D. Monday 7/30/18

Athlete Spotlight for July!

Phil and Jennifer Jackson!

Phil – January – 246lbs           July – 198lbs    

Jen – has lost 53lbs and 43.5 inches off her body 

Name: Phillip Jackson

Hometown: Tulsa, OK

Age: 49

When did you first start training at CrossFit Republic and what brought you to CFR?

12/26/2017

Tell us about your sports & fitness background:

I have always been active in various sports. I injured my knee in 2010 and had to have surgery, then spent the next 7 years never able to get back into a regular workout routine.

How did you first get exposed to CrossFit?

My beautiful wife Jennifer had been going to CrossFit Republic for about a year and she was having great results. So, for Christmas she bought me a CFR punch-card, which became a full membership, so we could workout together while I was off for the holiday.

What was your first workout and how did it go?

I remember the first week I worked out was all Benchmark WODs (workouts that assess your current fitness level).

Favorite Movement/Least Favorite Movement:

Favorite: Ring Push-Ups   Least Favorite: Pistol Squats (one-legged squats)

What class time do you typically come to?

Usually 4:30pm class

What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health and fitness since starting at CFR (before/after)?

I started 12/26/17 at 246lbs, 6 months later I weighed 198.6 I have tons of energy, get to workout with my wife, and I am finally back on a regular 6-7 day workout week.

Please share with us any favorite CrossFit or CFR moments:

My wife and I completed the Murph Hero Workout together. I love the people and encouragement at CFR. Any advice for people just getting started or new to CrossFit? “Perfect practice makes perfect!” Form, Form, Form!

Name: Jennifer Jackson
Hometown: Kansas City, MO

Age: 44

When did you first start training at CrossFit Republic and what brought you to CFR?

September 2016

Tell us about your sports & fitness background:

None really. I did a fitness boot camp for 4 months in 2009.

How did you first get exposed to CrossFit?

My friend Stacey Irvin kept inviting me and tagging me on FB so eventually I gave in and went! So very grateful to her for being persistent!

What was your first workout and how did it go?

I have no idea, don’t remember my first one. But it’s safe to say that it was super scaled and it probably kicked my booty!

Favorite Movement/Least Favorite Movement:
Favorite : power clean
Least: snatches

What class time do you typically come to?

It depends on the day! I hit 9am, 3:30 and 4:30 classes.

What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health and fitness since starting at CFR (before/after)?

Well to start, I have lost 53lbs and 43.5 inches from my body. The game changer for me personally was when I started the CFR Nutrition program. In January of 2017 Macy Mitchell, (CFR Owner) was introducing the new Nutrition program to the gym and he said something that really resonated with me, he said “if you are coming into the gym and working hard but then going home and not doing proper Nutrition, then what’s the point?” That comment stuck with me and I understood the truth of what he said. I started my nutrition journey with Marie as my coach in March of 2017.
I am stronger than I have ever been in my life. I feel better mentally, emotionally and physically than I ever have in my life. I have so much more energy. It’s really quite amazing! BONUS- my husband joined me in this journey and we have lost a combined 100lbs of weight from our bodies!

Please share with us any favorite CrossFit or CFR moments:

Being able to complete the Murph Hero workout with my husband!

Any advice for people just getting started or new to CrossFit?

Don’t compare yourself to those around you- run your own race. Each day push your limits, but focus on form over weight.

Team Conditioning WOD – 40 min cap

Splitting reps however desired, Teams of 3, for time…
100 Calorie Bike
100 Box Overs 24/20
100 Thrusters 95/65
100 Chest to Bar Pull-Ups
100 Thrusters 95/65
100 Box Overs 24/20
100 Calorie Bike

*If odd number of athletes and cannot make a full team of three, teams of two may complete a third less of the reps/cals, 67 reps/cals of each for time… teams of one should complete the workout by doing 33 reps of each movement with 30sec of work and 30 seconds of rest throughout, until workout is completed to achieve a similar stimulus of having a team

*Scale Chest to bar pullups 1:1 with pullups, jumping pullups, banded pullups or barbell pullups (coaches demo)

Post team names and total times!

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