Take Your Yoga Pants (and Courtesy Shorts) To Yoga! 

Reminder that Therapeutic Yoga starts with its first class on Monday Night at 7pm - click here for details and please make sure to sign-up in advance as you normally would.  If you've ever been in CrossFit class with Dani and thought to yourself "wow, she moves really well" then you're spot on - so come to her class and let her guide you through some Therapeutic Yoga that can help you with range of motion, body awareness, and recovery.  This class is FREE to Arena Ready members, so what are you waiting for?  Sign-up already!

 

Weekend Competitors Crushing Life And Exercise!

Yeah that's right.  Ten of our Arena Ready athletes competed this past weekend, with a couple of them even doubling-up for a Saturday-Sunday back-to-back performance.  

On Saturday Mike S., Coach Sarah, and Kate "The Flying Squirrel" took the weightlifting platform at the PWA's "Wine Country Classic" in Napa, and all three had impressive showings.  Squirrel went 57/71 for a 128kg PR competition total, inching her way ever closer to the American Open qualification.  Sarah went 90/115 for a solid 205kg total, which was not a PR but was exactly what was planned for this meet - an American Open (and possible National Championship) qualifying total, following a week of recovery after competing at the CrossFit Games Regionals the prior weekend.  Mike absolutely smashed his lifts by going 100/120 for a huge 220kg PR competition total, and even had 125 and 127kg easily overhead in the clean & jerk, but was called for press outs.  Awesome job, lifters!  And a big thank you to Coach Liz for her support and assistance, and to Coach Hillary for her always calming presence and wisdom in the craziness that is the warm-up room.

On Sunday Squirrel and Sarah joined Coach Cody, Coach Lindsay, Coach Hillary, Lindsay "LGB", Jess, Kim, and Lisa "Mini Rex" at the "Contra Costa Throwdown" for some competitive exercise, partner style.  As of this writing we don't have any official results for the competition since it apparently ran quite late according to their original schedule, and the later heats were not completed - so you're all winners in my book, friends (haha)!  Thanks to Sherman, Greg, Angela, Kathy, Mayra, Coach Liz, and all of the other Arena Ready supporters who came out to cheer for our teams.

Here's Coach Linds helping the elder stateswomen (masters athletes) Kim and Coach Hillary - better known as "Team Old Fashioneds" - recover in between events:

Interested in competing but don't know how or where to start?  Click here for our earlier blog post which covered some initial advice on the topic!            

WOD for 05-23-16:

Alternating EMOM for 5 Rounds (10 Minutes):

ODDS: Power Snatch + Squat Snatch + Overhead Squat, Across

EVENS: 30 Unbroken Double Unders

 

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3 Rounds For Time:

21 Wall Balls @ 20/14 lbs to 10/9 ft

18 Kettlebell Swings @ 53/35 lbs

15 AbMat Sit-ups

12 Push-ups