05 Jul The G-Force Source: Lifts and flips and cool stuff
The great Walt Disney—if you don’t know who that is, you’ve earnt yourself a self-uppercut—once said: “If you can dream it, you can do it.” G-Force dreamed of going to the CrossFit Regionals in 2015, and they did it; Sebastian AKA Maricon dreamed of learning English after moving to Australia, and he half did it; Glen hoped working the G-Force whiteboard would make him better at maths… and he’s still working on that. But I dreamed of going to the Australian Nationals competition for weightlifting, and I got there. On the weekend, I competed at the State Senior Championships for weightlifting, and managed a 231kg total score in the 77kg category. Qualifying total is 228kg. If anyone is going to be in Melbourne on the 28th of August, I’ll see you there! If you missed my lifts, you can view my heaviest snatch and clean & jerk here on YouTube.
I’m not the only one that lifted heavy things during the week. Our G-Force weapons represented once again with some great new personal bests! Big-boy Rangi hit a 190kg back squat, chasing the big 200kg, and he added 5kg to his high hang clean with 115kg! Luke B’s back squat went up 10kg to 170kg. Luke has been training hard the last couple of months, and his results speak success. Luke’s name pops up frequently in the Source with mentions of his new personal bests. Keep up the good work Luke! Pat on the back for you.
On Monday the 6th of July, Meg [pictured above] will be running a kipping workshop at G-Force. The workshop starts at 7pm and will focus on your kipping technique for your pull-ups. However, the kip transfers into a number of other movements frequently performed in CrossFit, so the workshop will benefit users of any level of experience. No one moves perfectly, and there is always room for improvement.
Meg will assist G-Force at the kipping workshop and other gymnastic-focused workshops over the coming weeks. She is the holder of the Advanced Silver Women’s Gymnastics coaching accreditation, as well as the Intermediate Bronze Men’s Gymnastics coaching accreditation. She owns Shire Gymnastics, and has been coaching gymnastics since 2004. She can do flips and cool stuff.
Meg has also been training CrossFit for about three and a half years, and has competed at two of Australia’s Regionals.
Keep an eye on our blog and the whiteboard in the gym for upcoming gymnastic-focused workshops with Meg. We plan to run workshops based on your feedback.
In the meantime, see you in the gym, and keep doing lifts and flips and cool stuff.