Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Congratulations Amos G., for completing our Elements Workshop curriculum!

Tomorrow, the MPH community says goodbye to Stuart W. as he heads to basic training for the United States Army, and then to Officer Candidate School in about 10 weeks. Today, we workout in his honor.

Stuart joined us almost two years ago and has always been…singular, and as ardent a support of us and our athletes as anyone we’ve ever met. What makes Stuart truly unique, however, is that he’s a student of us and our brand of fitness, and a truly honorable athlete. If he doesn’t meet a standard in a workout, he calls it as we do, if not before. He exemplifies the “coachability” we desire from everyone, including ourselves. An inaugural Barbell: Weightlifting and Powerlifting Team athlete, Stuart may be the most improved athlete we’ve ever coached. He was completely untrained in CrossFit movements prior to joining MPH, and he now boasts muscle-ups, handstand pushups, and the ability to clean and jerk and snatch with proficiency.

Remember what belief can bring you, Stuart, always be early and, above all, be safe in your travels. We’re so sad to see you go, but we wish you all the good luck one can have.

–Melody, Rebekka and John

as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes:
3x handstand pushup
6x chest-to-bar pull-up
9x squat clean @ 145/100-lbs.

If you have boots, a 20-pound vest or body armor, wear them.