Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Fight Gone Bad

When I step up for my 17 minutes of the Fight Gone Bad workout on September 25th, I won’t be competing just for myself. I’ll also be raising funds for the Wounded Warrior Project, LIVESTRONG, and the CrossFit Foundation.

In the first four editions of the Fight Gone Bad fundraising event, CrossFit Affiliates have raised more than $2 million. Fight Gone Bad is one of the most brutal workouts on the CrossFit menu, and the members of Crossfit Central will ante up for the challenge.

The event will take place on Saturday, September 25 at more than 500 CrossFit affiliates throughout the United States and around the world at 6 a.m. EST until 6 p.m. PST. Last year, over 5,200 people participated, raising more than $1.1 million for the charities. This year they seek to break the $2 million mark.

“Through their generosity and commitment, CrossFit athletes are making the most of a great fundraising opportunity,” said Scott Zagarino, Executive Director of The Sportsgrants Foundation. “These athletes are taking their training to a higher level by providing much-needed support for our troops, law enforcement and first responder communities and the millions of Americans fighting all types of cancer.”

In this workout, participants move through five stations for one minute each. Upon completion of the “round” of exercises, they get a minute rest and go for two more rounds. Scoring is based on the number of repetitions the athletes can complete in each minute (rowing = one point per calorie burned). The workout was given its name by World Ultimate Fighting Champion BJ Penn, who remarked after finishing, “That was just like a fight gone bad.” The stations include:

- Wall-ball: 14-lb. ball, 10-ft. high target
- Sumo dead-lift high-pull: 55 lbs.
- Box Jump: 20-in. box
- Push-press: 55 lbs.
- Row: calories

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● LIVESTRONG fights to improve the lives of people affected by cancer. LIVESTRONG works to empower the cancer community to address the unmet needs of cancer survivors. To do so, LIVESTRONG encourages collaboration, knowledge-sharing and partnership and develops evidence-based solutions to address both the common and unique problems survivors are facing around the world. http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.livestrong.org&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFQjCNGg2QBhVnPMrTyrsGQwm2t9e4zrSg

● Inspired by the difficult stories of the first wounded service members returning home from Afghanistan and Iraq, the Wounded Warrior Project raises awareness about and enlists the public’s aid for the needs of severely injured service people and provides direct programs and services to meet their needs. http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.woundedwarriorproject.org&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFQjCNGWheZtAPTnXIFD3HCKkStIl4YKEw

● CrossFit is the principal strength and conditioning program used by many police academies and tactical operations teams, military special operations units, champion martial artists, and hundreds of other elite and professional athletes worldwide. Thousands of athletes have followed the workouts posted daily on http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.crossfit.com&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFQjCNFQnqE5xy1GfRy3HvF8KlDbXef1Xg, distinguishing themselves in combat, the streets, the ring, stadiums, gyms and homes.

● The CrossFit Foundation provides support and assistance to the men and women of the military, law enforcement and first responder communities and their families, as well as to enhance the quality of life and fitness of deserving families. For information on the foundation, please contact foundation@crossfit.com.

● The Sportsgrants Foundation one of the few nonprofit event production companies in the United States. http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sportsgrants.org&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFQjCNEQmECmcT7eZ7DqXIP4taL7wta_iA

Meet My Mom...

Meet my mother Sheree Pierce...also known as my hero and idol. She is one AMAZING woman! she is able to balance every thing life has had thrown at her. She helps out in the church as much as possible (pic below)... She takes care of people, such as my great aunt who is 12 hours away in FL....and so much more.
To make sure she can swing her leg over this saddle (my daddy and her on their harley)...

She is doing this (below)...also known as Crossfit. My mom started On Ramp at Crossfit Beaumont 2 weeks ago and took her first REAL class this morning. Not only has she started working out crossfit style but she is now 90% paleo and on Advocare! I'm such a proud daughter!! My mom has taken control of her life and living it to its fullest!

Whats your mom doing? #NextLevel

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

My Purposeful Statement

Crossfit Central does WONDERS for helping coaches and athletes set AND reach their goals. As coaches we were asked to write our Purpose Statement. Here is mine.

I pledge myself to making a profound impact to others lives.
I promise to lead by example.
I want to be held accountable for my actions.
I am dedicated to my career in fitness.
My solid belief system and moral values will serve as a good stable base for which ever road I take.
I will make a consistent effort towards self improvement.
I am an ambassador for fitness.

While these words/sentences might not mean anything to you but they mean alot to me. They are my purpose. I found words that stood out to me and I wanted to live by and used them to create this purpose. I have posted these in many places that I look at daily. I ask that you hold me accountable to this. Have you ever asked yourself what is your purpose?

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Crossfit Central Women's Challenge

On Aug. 21st Crossfit Central held its 2nd anual Women's Challenge! This was so much fun! As As you can tell from this first picture the event was a HUGE success as well! The ladies were in teams of 3. This event was composed of 2 different workouts: WOD 1 The Run and WOD 2 10,000lb Chipper. :) Congrats to the SicFit Stunnas who took first place!!

Crossfit Katy Bring On The Heat #2

Well here is a recap of WOD #2 of the Crossfit Katy Bring On The Heat Competition on Aug. 14th. This one was interesting. It was in a parking lot, in Katy, in the middle of the afternoon. It was HOTT!! I'm not kidding! However this box did all that it could to keep everything cool. The workout was: 15 - 12- 9 clean n jerk at 85lbs followed by a 230m 50lb sandbag carry. Meaning you did 15 c&j, ran, 12 c&j, ran, 9 c&j ran. My goal was unbroken c&j and honestly I was successful! The judges were SUPER nice and helpful! They all kept me motivated and pushed me to do my best! This is why I was able to call time at 7min flat...the fastest time of that workout that day! I impressed myself on that one. I think clean and jerks are my new favorite lift!!!

Of course there was celebration post workout. However, we sweated so much we had to go to Academy and purchase new clothes to change into so we could attened the post party. The post party was so much fun. We got to visit with other crossfitters from other boxes as well as get to know some of the Katy people better. Needless to say we slept good that night! Over all this competition was ran flawless and the judges/support/people/venue were amazing. I would for sure without a doubt return to their box for an event! Well done Crossfit Katy!!

Crossfit Katy: Bring On The Heat WOD #1

On Aug. 13th I travled to Houston to stay at my family's casa so I could compete in Crossfit Katy's Bring On The Heat Competition that was held at their box in Katy, Tx. I met my buddy Clayton Manzer at my family's casa and then we took his new jeep to go get our packets, as well as some food for the next day. After packet pick up we came back home and cooked an amazing paleo dinner for my family. Well he cooked because we all know I cannot. Since my family is pretty sick of hearing me talk about crossfit, they drilled Clay. Clay did wonderful! He talked about his AMAZING experience with crossfit and how it benefited him. My fam was hooked!!!

We got up early the next morning and drove to the box so we could secure our parking spot. Thanks to Clay's new "whip" we parked in the grass close to the platforms. His box, Crossfit Beaumont then joined us with tents and more chairs. They are a great group and welcomed me with opened arms and allowed me to hang out with them between heats as well as cheered for me when I was lifting. In addition to that cheering section, I had my Dad, Aunt, Uncle, Clay and my friend Tony who came in to watch. I'm secretly trying to all of them involved in crossfit with a box close to them.

The scaled workout started at 8am-ish and the standard started at 10. I was in heat 3 of 7 of the Standard. Clay was in heat 2 of the Standard male. WOD #1 went as follow with a 12min cut off:

250m row
12 box jumps
8 deadlift 185#

I thought the workout went really well EXCEPT the part when I pentalized for the handle flying out the the rack. This made me do 5 burpees. I coasted in the last 10m of the row and sat there conserving energy. When I released the handle BAM it went flying into the wheel. The judge said 5 burpees and I began them without even thinking about arguing. I finished in 8min and I think 24 seconds? I'm not 100% sure. This box was small but they made everyone fit and as the lifter I had a fan on me so there were no worries.

Thank you Tony for filming my workout, creating a Youtube account for me and uploading the clip. I don't care that I have to turn my head to watch it! You are awesome and everyone needs a friend like Tony!