It has come to my attention that there are at least two other local Crossfit gyms(names withheld purposely, but you know who you are) that are trying to recruit one of our female athletes. Now I cannot take credit for her awesome athletic ability or her potential 'fire breathing' status, because I have been out of town the past few months. However, as Crossfit Tulsa Coach's, Jerimiah, Daryl, and Doug have done an excellent job in teaching her the fundamentals of Crossfit and she of course gets most of the credit for her athletic prowess.
Now I have given this alot of thought and not sure how to respond to other local gyms attempting to recruit OUR Crossfit Tulsa athletes, in particular this female athlete. Several things come to mind, maybe those other gyms have no faith in their own coaching ability to properly teach the fundamentals of Crossfit to naturally superior athletes and prepare them for competition...or maybe, just maybe, they have no faith that their own female athletes(in this case) can successfully compete in a Crossfit Competition, therefore, they have to look outside their own gyms to other Crossfit gyms for better coached superior athletes. I guess to them, that is what Crossfit is all about, kinda like every other high school, collegiate or professional sport, the highest bidder/offer gets the highest profile athletes. However, for us at Crossfit Tulsa, we take pride in our own athletes, naturally gifted or not, fire-breathers or just 'glowing embers', those potential award winners or those just committed to fight, sweat and bleed as much as it takes to finish the WOD, rx'd or not. We would never try and recruit other athletes from other gyms to replace our own just to better our chances at 'name recognition' on those coveted podium positions.
To those other gym "recruiters" or more appropriately, "owners", if you haven't figured it out yet, I am back, consider the gauntlet thrown, and 3, 2, 1, GO...
ALL CROSSFITTULSA MEMBERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REGISTER AND COMPETE. The Crossfit Tulsa Team has been created, you just need to register and join the Team.
Crossfit Games Time is here go to https://games.crossfit.com/ and register. Cost is $10 for the Whole 6 weeks. You may register as a Fan for free and keep up on the North Central Region Action if you are not an athlete. We plan on hosting workouts at our gym outside our regular class times as you will need to be 1-on-1 with a trainer judging and timing you. The first workout will be announced later today. Watch this Video
KB swings (Russian) x15
TGU x5 Each arm
5 Rounds for time of:
10 Push-Press 100/75
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POST WOD MOBILITY
Shoulder OH/ER x1Min each
Couch Stretch x2Min each
Hamsting kicks sitting on Lacrosse Ball x100 each leg
Lacrosse Ball anything Tight and Sore
The dynamic duo, husband and wife team, Kara and Tim. For those other gyms looking to recruit our members, Kara and Tim assured me if the price is right, they will consider it, however as their CF agent, I'm entitiled to 50% cut.