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Tuesday 6/20 Teasha is the June Member of the Month!!!

Monday, 19 June 2017 10:12

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Coming off of her PR shattering Broad Street Run we highlight Teasha as June's member of the month.  If anyone needs a friendly face to tend bar at one of your summer parties contact Teasha for some bottle flipping, fire breathing hell of a good time:) (read all the way to the bottom to see what I am talking about)

 

When did you start doing CrossFit?  

 I started in November of 2015

Favorite WOD? 

I don't have a specific favorite WOD but I really love anything with rowing and wallballs...... basically the two easiest things for tall people.... crossfit does not make it easy on tall people

 Favorite Lift? 

 Definitely the Clean. It's one of those lifts that I was absolutely terrible at when I first started but now I've seen the most improvement. 

Tell us a little bit about yourself (family, job, sports, military, interests, etc.).

 I work down the road at Globus Medical as the Quality Assurance Operations Manager. I live in center city and yes the commute is a nightmare but it's a good time to catch up on podcasts. When I'm not working or at the gym, I spend a lot of my time outdoors camping, hiking, trail running, backpacking, etc... I just booked a backpacking trip to Patagonia and couldn't be more excited!

What were you doing before CrossFit?  

 I was doing a lot of long distance running which came with chronic IT band issues, knee pain, and lost toe nails (too much information??). Since starting CF, my IT band issues are gone, my knees (usually) feel great, and all of my toenails are intact!! 

What were your goals when joining CrossFit?  

My main goal was just to get stronger. When I started, I would watch everyone else in the WODs lifting well over 100 lbs (that was a lot to me at the time), climbing up ropes effortlessly, whipping their toes up to the bar like it was nothing, and think to myself that there's no way I would ever be able to do any of that.

Have you achieved any of those goals?  

I've gotten stronger without a doubt but not just physically. It's crazy what a mental game crossfit is. Once I moved past the idea that I would never be able to climb a rope, or lift 100 lbs, or do even just one TTB, everything changed. I can now do all of those things and every week I'm finding myself being able to do something that I previously thought was impossible. It also helps having such awesome coaches yelling at me to push just a little harder. 

Has CrossFit affected your life outside the Gym? 

Absolutely, especially if I'm doing something I really don't enjoy but have to do it anyway. I will hear Kate yelling in my head "Just keep chippin away!!" and realize that if I just do a little at a time, I will eventually be done. Also, during difficult runs I think back to the worst workout of my life.... 16.5 of the Open.... you know the one with the thrusters and bar facing burpees....... and ask myself if I feel worse than I did during that workout. If the answer is no, then I know I can push harder.

Do you have any other special memories/ achievements during your time here?  

Without a doubt, the first time I climbed that rope. I will never forget Pete yelling up to me saying "Keep going!! Two more pulls!!" The feeling of slapping that ceiling beam is exactly why crossfit is so amazing. 

What advice would you give to a newbie just joining CrossFit Royalty? 

Try not to be intimidated. It's scary walking into the gym the first time. In all honesty, I was expecting a room full of arrogant, grunting, meatheads that would think I had no business being there but in reality it's none of those things.... with the exception of the grunting..... there's a lot of grunting. Everyone there wants to see you do well and wants to help you reach/exceed your goals and no one will ever judge you for modifying a workout or lifting light weight. 

Something you might not know about me is?

I can flip bottles and glasses like they do in the movie Cocktail (if anyone even remembers that movie) and came in 2nd place at a bartending flair competition (yes, there were more than 2 people in the contest..... there were 16)

 

Today:

For Time:

1 mile run

36 Deadlifts (155/105)

27 Hang Power Cleans (135/95)

18 SOH (115/75) 

- One barbell, change your own weights during the workout. Everything should be on the lighter-moderate side 

-If your 1 mile run is longer than 10 minutes, scale the run to something you can do in around 8-9 minutes (maybe 1200/800m)

 

Once you finish cycle through the following until 30:00 

Walking Single Arm Deadlifts 

-For these pick a heavier KB/DB perform 5 DL with R arm then walk 20ft, do another 5 DL, continue until you walk 60ft should be 15 DL and 60ft. Then switch arms)

-Goal is unbroken 

Banded Lateral Steps 20' each direction

Seated Z-presses x 6-10

Heavy Banded Face Pulls x 10 

 

Bootcamp:

5 Rounds for time of each:

New Round every 6 minutes 

500m Run

35 KBS

.2 Miles on Bike 

-These should be all out efforts, run as hard as you can, try to do the KBS in 2-3 Sets and then pedal fast 

 

 

 

 

 

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