Spring Training

Posted: June 20, 2012 in Uncategorized
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Due to your hard work and due to a fundraiser hosted by Orange Coast Crossfit, the wrestling team was recently able to purchase some new strength and conditioning equipment.  This has been a multi-year project for us; every year we’ve added to our arsenal of strength equipment, in the hopes that in a year or two we will have a fully outfitted “facility” of equipment that can be used indoors or outdoors in a multitude of environments.

The purpose for this is three fold: first and obviously, the equipment serves a physical and mental training purpose.  With such tools we can enhance our training in an efficient manner, without worrying about running into scheduling issues associated with the weightroom (though we will still use the weightroom plenty).  Secondly, it makes working out more interesting, varied, and fun, and hence “spices up” the strength routine.  Thirdly, it is turning out to serve a recruiting function.  For example, conditioning with a 120 lb chain tends to draw interested eyes, for nowhere else will you see something like that.  This ain’t the run of the mill circuit workout on the nautilus machines at 24 hr Fitness!  Such can be said in regards to most of the things we do on the wrestling team, and the more people see this, the more interested in the sport they become.

Needless to say, we greatly appreciate the hard work parents have put into this team (for the most part, the funds from our Big Kat Tournament aided in the purchase of this equipment), and we also want to give a HUGE thanks to OCCF.  Without them this wouldn’t be possible.  Our boys are now benefitting from the hard work and benevolence of many.

Enough with the intro!  The guys have been having fun with the equipment while working hard at the same time.  Below are some pictures, along with a youtube video.  Also in the pictures you’ll see two world class Crossfit athletes who recently stopped by to say hi and work out with us: Kristen Oyen, member of the Orange Coast Crossfit Regional Team, and Kenny Leverich, Crossfit Games Qualifier (you’ll see him in action on ESPN in late July!).  It was a pleasure and privilege to have them work out with us!

Andrew, doing a 75 lb weighted pullup..not gonna lie, the kid is strong.

Landon with a 120 lb battle chain, affectionately dubbed the “iron python.”

Coach’s wife: “why are you working out with the team?” Not joking….

Jose S. doing KB snatches.

Suns out guns out!

Aaron on the H.I.R.T.S trainer…yes, it is named “HIRTS.”

Why *Poison* as the song artist, you ask?  None.  No reason needed to play Poison.

  1. Kimm G eria says:

    Awesome Video and Pics.

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