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ATHLETE OF THE MONTH- MICHELLE KEENER

The amazing staff at TNT noticed at about the same time I did–I’m actually making some progress!  I’m not surprised that they noticed, because they are always looking for ways to contribute to your success.  But I have surprised myself by how much I love CrossFit TNT.  It’s hard to decide how far back to begin.  I’ve always loved food.  McDonalds summed up my attitude in a slogan on their bag: Every bite is pure joy.  I was a kid who loved reading and could sit with a book for hours.  In fifth grade I lost 20% of my body weight by going to Weight Watchers with my mom and grandma.  I dabbled with sports in early high school but didn’t stick with it.  College brought the freshman 15, the sophomore 15, the junior 15, and yes, the senior 15.  After college Darin and I loved eating together and by our wedding I was at my heaviest ever.  (Did you know there is such a thing as a size 42?  I had to learn that at the bridal store.) Speaking of Darin, he started going to a basic gym a few years into our marriage.  I suppose that’s really the beginning.  I joined him after a while and we started adding more veggies into our diet.  I learned about cooking from our Food TV habit, a blessing and a curse.  A few years later we had joined Weight Watchers, learned how to cut calories, lost an average of 100 pounds each, and worked out 5 times a week.  This actually lasted for several years and became our normal lifestyle. Everything was going so well…so why not have a baby? Pregnancy was terrible.  I wished I would throw up 24 hours a day and I didn’t realize it while it was happening, but I had antenatal depression as well, which manifested as a complete lack of interest in everything.  I spent many evenings sitting on the couch with a bucket of ice cream watching Darin do P90X.  (He gained with me for the first half of the pregnancy but got fed up quickly.)  I gained most of the weight back by the time Alison was born.  Over the first few weeks after her birth I fell into postpartum depression and eventually put the rest of the weight back on.  I have had to put a lot of work and time into getting better.   One day someone at work sent out a message inviting people to try CrossFit.  I sent it to Darin and said, “This looks like your kind of thing.”  He decided to give it a try and loved it.  I thought he was nuts, and I worried that this would lead him to injuries. He kept trying to get me to go.  One time I brought Ali and we watched a class. I couldn’t even imagine doing any part of it.  Several months later he talked me into going to a ‘bring a friend’ night.  “It will not[...]

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WOD & SKILL

  SKILL10 MINUTES to FIND:MAX Unbroken TTB WOD20 MINUTES to FIND:1 Rep MAX Push Press   Post results to comments (include scaling notes).

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  SKILL10 MINUTES to FINDMax Unbroken HSPU WOD20 MINUTES to FIND:1 Rep MAX Back Squat   Post results to comments (include scaling notes).

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Movement and Mobility Trainer Course at TNT

On August 9th and 10th we will host a movement and mobility seminar which is one of CrossFits specialty courses. It is a one day seminar that goes from 9am to 5pm. Sign up before the spots fill up! “Performance is what drives the human animal, but the human animal can be brought to an abrupt halt by dysfunctional movement patters and underlying restrictions in mobility. Oftentimes, the factors that impede performance are invisible to not only the untrained eye, but also the majority of athletes and coaches. This course exposes attendees to a Starrett’s systematic approach to make the invisible visible. This course illuminates common movement errors that can cause injury and rob you of speed, power, endurance, and strength. Whether you are a professional athlete, a weekend warrior, or simply someone wanting to live healthy and free from restrictions, this course will teach you how to maintain your body and harness your genetic potential.” (crossfit.com) http://www.crossfit.com/cf-info/specialty_certs.html#6    

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Fundraiser at Sugarfire Smoke House

ATTN: St. Charles (and those nearby) residents!! Sugarfire Smoke House is hosting a special Fundraiser Night for Battle For Courage! 10 % of all sales, from 4-9 pm on MONDAY, August 4th, will go towards B4C #ogarstrong!! If you’re in the St. Charles area, head on down to Smokehouse (3150 Elm Point Ind Drive, 63301) and enjoy a great time while helping Kevin out. We’ll see you there!

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WOD & SKILL

  SKILL10 MINUTES to FIND:Max Muscle Ups WOD20 MINUTES to FIND:1 Rep MAX Strict Press   Post results to comments (include scaling notes).

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WOD & SKILL

  SKILL10 MINUTES to FIND:Max Unbroken Burpees WOD20 MINUTES to FIND:1 Rep Max Overheard Squat   Post results to comments (include scaling notes).

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