Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Borja G., getting some grip work in.

Today, the MPH community says goodbye to Austin W., as he heads back to Santa Cruz, CA to await deployment orders from the United States Marine Corps. Austin joined us in September, quietly ripped through the Elements Workshop and quickly became one of our hardest working athletes. He wanted everything, immediately. Whether it was kipping pull-ups, double unders, muscle ups, etc., Austin could be found on the bar, with a jump rope in hand or on the rings after every class—all in earnest pursuit of the skills he lacked.

It was no surprise to then watch Austin not only acquire these skills within days (if not minutes), but to cultivate them quickly to use in the next workout. He exemplified the work ethic we desire from everyone, including ourselves.

So, as you head off to better weather (at least for now), we want you to remember two things, Austin:

  1. Greatness—it’s not for everyone.
  2. That lather/paste you like to work up in the chalk bucket, well, if anyone asks, you didn’t learn it from us.

Good luck, Lieutenant.

–Melody, Rebekka and John

Austin
as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes:
3x hang squat clean @ 155/105-lbs.
5x push jerk
7x strict pull-up