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ATHLETE OF THE MONTH JEFF BUCKNER

I am extremely honored to be chosen as AOM for September.  I still cannot believe it.  When Oscar told me, I said “stop messing with me!” It was great to see his support and you could see from his smile that he was genuinely happy to see me improving and working hard.  I saw those same genuine smiles from Lynette and Ro too, although Ro’s was a little shinier.  I guess it is true that you can teach an old dog new tricks!!

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During grade school and high school I was an athlete; I played football, soccer and ran track.  I played club lacrosse in college. While playing in a men’s lacrosse league after college I hurt my knee pretty bad and had to have reconstruction surgery.  I was told to never squat again and to always wear my knee brace while playing sports. I lost speed and mobility, so I quit playing.  I became a H.S. lacrosse coach.  I never wanted to be that fat coach on the sidelines so I worked out at the typical gyms with the mirrors and TVs while ‘working out’.   But I needed something different this time.  My first exposure to CrossFit was on ESPN.  Watching the Crossfit games, I thought those guys/gals were amazing.  I needed some direction and felt I should be doing more.

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After moving to New Town and passing TNT every day on my way to work, I googled it and saw a picture of John D. on the website.  We both work at Boeing, so I emailed him and he gave me all kinds of information.  He said there is nothing to lose – the first class is free. I’m glad the foundations is only two times/week because I was so sore after the first one.  I didn’t think I was out of shape.  I was wrong! I found out that I couldn’t do half a pull up.  During one of those foundation classes I thought I better be careful what I eat before class because it’s coming back, that was a lesson learned.  I felt like I was really accomplishing something.  After getting through the foundations I decided to try it, for just one month.

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I think I was starting to get hooked after going to the Garage Games and seeing Oscar, Lynette, Courtney and John D in action, doing really amazing things. It was awesome to be welcomed by all the coaches and athletes at TNT. That’s a big deal for me, I felt like I already belonged.  A special shout out to Abby, she was the first member that I met.  I was sitting on the bench right before the 1st foundations class, nervous as hell, and she introduced herself.  I just assumed that she was one of the coaches.

 CrossFit is as mentally challenging as it is physically.  I’ve learned that I can push myself further than I thought. Recently, I have been able to accomplish things I didn’t think were possible: handstands on a night that I was fortunate to have my girls there.  They know some of my struggles and I could hear them cheering, as well as the other athletes that were there early.   I ran the 5K during a WOD.  When I got home my wife asked how it was and said “who does that, you just go run a 5k? Don’t most people train for those?”  That was the 1st 5k that I have run in over 10 years.  I was so happy that night.  I actually like running again.  And just recently I did a few double unders.  Oh yea, by the way I can do squats, front, back, and somewhat OHS.  

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For me, all the coaches are what make the difference in a box. Lynette, Oscar, Ryan and Karl have coached me the most. And I can never thank them enough for what they have taught/encouraged me to do.  I have said in the past “where was this when I was younger?”.  But now after reflecting, I wouldn’t change a thing because I would not have ever met them.  Through my 15 years of coaching lacrosse I have been fortunate to meet some really good coaches in many sports.  We, by far, have the best coaches in any sport.

I would also like to thank all the other athletes.  You all inspire me everyday.  Any one of you could also be the AOM.

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Jeff Buckner

 

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WOD

 

WOD
30 MINUTES AMRAP
12 Walking Lunges
15 GHD Sit Ups
15 Superman up/downs
5 Muscle Ups

INT
Ab mat sit ups
Bar muscle ups

SCALED
Ab mat sit ups
Jumping bar muscle ups

 

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BATTLE FOR COURAGE IS HERE!!

All classes today through Sunday are canceled because Battle for Courage is finally here! Lets make this weekend fun and welcoming to Kevin, all the competitors, families, friends and everyone coming to make this event successful. TNT wants to thank  all of our members and volunteers for making this event so special. We can’t wait to spend the weekend with old friends and new friends!

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WOD & SKILL

 

Just a reminder the 2, 4, 5, and 6pm class will all be held at 370 lakeside today.

SKILL
10 MINUTES to FIND:
MAX Unbroken Pistols

WOD
20 MINUTES to FIND:
1 Rep MAX Power Clean

SCALED
Hang Power Clean

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WOD & SKILL

 

SKILL
10 MINUTES to FIND:
MAX Unbroken CTB Pull Ups

WOD
20 MINUTES to FIND:
1 Rep MAX Squat Snatch

SCALED
Hang Power Snatch

 

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WOD & SKILL

 

SKILL
10 MINUTES to FIND:
Max Unbroken Ring Dips

WOD
20 MINUTES to FIND:
1 Rep MAX Front Squat

 

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CLASS CHANGES

The 2,4,5 and 6pm classes this Thursday will be held at 370 lakeside. All classes on Friday, Saturday and Sunday will be canceled due to the Battle for Courage. If anyone wants to help with set up feel free to come to 370 Lakeside! We hope to see everyone there!

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WOD & SKILL

 

SKILL
10 MINUTES to FIND:
Max Unbroken Double Unders

WOD
20 MINUTES to FIND:
1 Rep Max Push Jerk

 

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WOD With Kevin!

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Kevin Ogar will be at TNT for the 4PM class today! Come have fun and WOD at TNT. Also he will be going to Gas House Grill for the fundraiser that is donating 10% of the proceeds. Lets join him and have some good food at Gas House Grill tonight from 12-9PM. Kevin will be there between 6 and 9PM after the 4PM class!

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