2014 CrossFit Games, Team Talon Perspective by Candy Pearson
August CrossFit Talon Athlete Of The Month: Victor Garcia
The Third Man in the Central East
1) 6×1@95% Snatch
2) 2x 2 Snatch Pulls+2 Snatch+ 1Overhead squat
For time of:
10 Muscle ups (*30 Chest 2 Bar, 40 Pullups)
15 Deadlifts 225/150
25 Handstand pushups
331 Premier Court Suite #101
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From the Tara’s Pantry segment on Talon Talks, (that is our podcast;)…here is what Tara’s kitchen will be cooking up this weekend:
This recipe is a mix of two I found from Paleo Comfort Foods and Paleo Newbie. I chose to combine recipes in order to get some more veggies in, as I am always trying to do. This is a fairly easy recipe, because you can just chop, throw in a pot, and simmer. You can also make a ton of it! This recipe calls for 2 pounds of grass-fed beef….I will be doubling it when I make it this week. I will also be baking a bunch of sweet potatoes and use this to top them because this makes the perfect post-WOD snack, as it is a good source of protein and complex carbohydrate.
Paleo Sloppy Joes
As promised from the “What’s in Tara’s Pantry” segment on our Talon Talks podcast…
With the large amount of traveling we have done in the last two weeks…once to Cincinnati for the Central East Regionals where our very own coach Will Moorad took 3rd place, earning himself a trip to the CrossFit Games this summer, and once to Seacrest Beach, Florida…where Will tied the knot, people were wanting to know an answer to a question we get a lot:
“How do you keep to the Paleo lifestyle when you travel?”
We are hosting an Easy Paleo seminar on Saturday February 22nd from 2-4 pm at the home of one of our morning members, Janet Carmichael
To say the least, it was one of the most awesome experiences I’ve had. It was a non-stop, high energy, celebration of the fittest people on the planet, and our own coach Will came in 14 strong! Can’t wait til next year!
“The main difference is that back then, I focused on speed and I didn’t have the strength to push the last 100 meters of a race. Now, I have stepped away from long, slow distances and focus on strength. I can feel the pull in my arms. It’s weird to actually have a kick at the end of a run.”
The Third Man in the Central East By: Brittney Saline This article first appeared on Games.CrossFit.com on 6/21/2014 http://games.crossfit.com/article/third-man-central-east Will Moorad planned on getting married May 17. But when he qualified for the Central East Regional, he and his fiancée decided to change the date. “I knew Will had a good chance of doing really well, and I wanted to give him the opportunity to [more ...]
“I DON’T LOCK MY DOORS TO PROTECT ME FROM YOU IF YOU BREAK IN…I LOCK THEM TO PROTECT YOU FROM ME.”
I have to admit, that line made me smile…mainly because I would expect nothing less from our long time member, Mike Burkhouse. Mike and his wife, Ashley, joined us several years ago, but were relocated to Arizona about a year ago. Since then, they have kept in touch, often times dropping in for the 6pm WOD when his business brings him back to the area. Therefore, it was only natural for us to ask him to conduct a Women’s Self Defense seminar for the Talon community.
We all have some reason we “shouldn’t” CrossFit, but we all still do. That is what makes our community so great, we all have a reason “not to,” but we have so many more reasons “to.” That’s something special. You can’t buy it at GNC or on line, you simply have to live it.
“I’ve lost 50lbs on the scale (330lbs to 280lbs). I’ve lost 6 inches around my waist (44in to 38in). My back squat has gone from 95lbs to 365lbs. My front squat has gone from non-existent (I didn’t have the flexibility to get into a front-rack position) to 280lbs. My overhead press has gone from 100lbs to 200lbs. My entire body is transforming. Every day there’s some sort of PR – hitting consistent 1:45-55/500m on the rower, actually doing 24’’ box jumps in WODs, going from knees-to-chest to toes-to-bar in WODs, going from ring-rows to jumping pull-ups to now banded pull-ups (I can even do one kipping now), doing a handstand pushup – I could do NONE of this when I started CrossFit.”