**Sorry for the delayed post but Comcast has been out since yesterday afternoon**
EMOTM for 15 minutes:
1 back squat @ 90%
“Carter’s AOTM WOD”
AMRAP in 15 minutes:
10 sit ups
10 push ups
10 pull ups
10 air squats
1 loud yell (optional)
Because of the craziness surrounding Moxie Madness last week/weekend, we weren’t able to program Carter’s WOD until September, although he was our August AOTM. Read more about Carter and his experiences training at ARCFit below:
How long have you been with ARCFit?
What is your athletic background?
Played soccer, football, basketball, baseball, marching band, and competitive drum corps in school. As an adult, mostly running, volleyball, globogym silliness and serious yard work.
What type of training were you doing prior to ARCFit?
I was training to gain as much weight as I could before I die… and doing some running as well.
Have you noticed any changes since you started training with ARCFit?
Are you kidding me? When I started, I could not squat (at all) or deadlift more than a PVC. Currently, my backsquat and DL PR’s are both over 200#
Favorite lift or movement?
Anything that involves throwing weights around, making loud noises, screaming, and ringing the PR bell.
Least favorite lift or movement?
Rope climb… I’m always scared I’m going to fall (just sayin’)
The one when I finished first. There has only been one of those in 2 1/2 years, and I don’t even remember what the movements were. I just remember smoking the competition. It was a good feeling. I plan to repeat it in about 2 1/2 years.
Least favorite WOD?
One’s that don’t involve throwing weights around and making loud noises.
Goal you recently accomplished?
30# PR on my back squat last night! Previous PR was 6 months ago. That’s an increase of 5 pounds per month for 6 months. Today, I’m going out to buy some pants that my thighs will fit into.
Arm wrestle Christian and win, will all my fellow 6 pm peeps as witnesses!!!
What do you like about training at ARCFit?
1. not having to plan the workouts, but knowing that the planning and progression are being handled by professionals who have my suffering in mind.
2. Working out with a group of people that I can get to know over time. I think the social conection really helps me to be motivated to be consistent with my attendance and to work hard in the box.
3. The functional nature of the fitness. Before I started, I had chronic back problems, mostly related to strains from trying to lift stuff that was too heavy. I don’t have that problem anymore.
What would you tell someone who is considering starting with us?
CF is not for everyone. I think it takes a level of mental toughness and dedication that most people don’t have. My observation has been that less than 20% of the folks who join ArcFit stick with it for more than 6 months. But if you are the kind of person who can make the commitment, are willing to suffer through the pain, and have the money to spend, then you will probably find that ArcFit will be a life-changing experience for you… It has been for me.