Flashback Friday 1/19/18

Posted: January 19, 2018 in CrossFit, Training
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I love a good Flashback Friday post just as much as the next person. I have also posted a LOT of videos of myself working out over the last decade, so I’ve got quite the arsenal to pull from. Therefore, the first installment of my Flashback Friday series comes from one of the first workouts I ever did at CrossFit Lodo with my friend Grayson.

I’ve been doing CrossFit since September of 2008 (almost a decade now?!), but I’ve never had a coach. That means all of my barbell work was self-taught, and I’m still trying to break bad habits to this day. But man did I ever try hard.

The video below was taken two and a half YEARS into my CrossFit journey, and my technique is still so painful to watch! I just remember being so nervous to be in Grayson’s home gym, with his friends around, and wanting desperately to keep up. Well, when I was working out against someone whose nickname was Thor and looked like an action figure, let’s just say I was not able to keep up. What ensued, was some of the worst excuses for cleans I have ever seen. (Guys, did we all look like that back then? No? Just me? Ok, cool.)


I know… I know…. It was bad.

Please only take this video as a fun little throwback of me and a friend working out, and do not try this at home! This is the “what not to do” video, not the proper example! So funny. Kind of. Since then, I can at least say that I’ve learned how Power Clean.

One of my favorite parts of CrossFit, is that it has introduced me to so many friends from all over the country and the world. I mean, I even met my wife through CrossFit! Thanks Grayson for making my first few years in this crazy sport of ours more fun. Enjoy, everyone!

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