February 22, 2005
Calhoun High School, Port Lavaca, TX, Powerlifting Team
Posted by lauren at February 22, 2005 8:13 PM
Rest day??? I dont want to rest!
Where's Calhoun High?
Nice stack of trophies they're gathering...
I'm off for my first break from Crossfit. I've done pretty much every WOD for the past four months and it's time to take a short vacation. I'll be back in a week! Going skiing and will have to do some miles for the marathon, so no sedentary lifestyle for me.
Keep up the good work, gang!
Did not want to rest so I did:
In 10 mins do as many sets of 50 56lb KB swings and 50 pushups.
Pushups are my weakness and I did 3 total sets in just over 10 mins.
Strong work Calhoun! Keep it up, you guys rock!
What's Calhoun's Crossfit connection?
The connection is this:
Dear Sir of Madam:
My name is Jason Bagwell and I am the coach of one of the most tradition rich high school powerlifting teams in the state of Texas. I am writing to let you know that we have implemented much of your philosophy and techniques into our training system for this year. The results have been excellent and it has helped to take our results to the next level. The greatest benefit has been the increased work capacity that the workouts have given our athletes. The more conditioned the athletes, the more they are able to work in the weight room and the higher the totals will be. Helen has to be the "favorite" workout of all the athletes. The kids dread it, but they give it their all. Two of our athletes have completed it in under 8:00 minutes. I am mailing you (snail mail) a certificate of appreciation and a check for $5.00. We have no unit patch to swap, so I hope the certificate and the check will earn us credit for your patch. Like I mentioned before, your principles have helped take us to the next level, and for this reason we shall display your patch with pride.
We are putting the certificate on our wall, sending out patches, and sponsoring the athletes and program.
Awesome...every once in awhile I feel so priveleged to have hap'd upon crossfit.com, this is one of those times...
"I don't look at myself in the mirror 'cause I'm a narcissist, I simply like to watch myself exist." -Sage Francis
I feel the same way, I just got lucky and found this site by chance about a year ago and I'm a lot healthier for it. It's good to see more fellow Texan Crossfitters.
Strong work Calhoun!!
Anyone else figure out there are more girls on the team than boys?? Really calls into question our traditional biases about women and sport. As a father of 3 girls, I am thrilled to see so many strong female athletes!!
Way to go ladies!!
No rest today, catching up with the run/row fun!!
Or should that be rut row?? (ala Astro from The Jetsons)
Ron's brain works in mysterious ways...
Ron,,,I thought the exact same thing but then we have two daughters....GO girls!
Thanks for the compliment (that I have a brain and that it works!!!);)
No problem Ron. I love it when references get dropped that the "older" folks get.
I only have one girl (not quite two), but I'd like her to be a badass crossfitter someday as well. She'll need to be to fight off her two older brothers.
Just thought I would give everyone a good laugh at my expense. Dont post often but have been an avid follower of CF for six months. I am a few workouts behind and was working on my split jerk technique with just the olympic bar last night after finishing the workout. I learned the hard way that it seems to be easier to sense the position of the bar in the lift when you have weight on it? I somehow managed to thrust the bar into my chin and knock out my two lower front teeth as I split and pushed!! Very smoothe! It was a nice show for some of my fellow gym members! It felt like taking a very good uppercut! Almost dropped me....almost! I may resort to a mouth piece for now on with this lift! Thanks again for all the help and inspiration to all at CF.
Chuck Cook South Florida.
Let's hear it for crossfitters with daughters! Mine is 2 1/2 years old and she already tries to do the exercises she sees her mom and I do. Her grandmother gave her a little round pink purse and she uses it to do kettlebell swings and windmills! It's hilarious! She also likes to do pullups with a little help from dad.
Today, I worked on shoulder and hip flexibility, focusing on OH squats with a light bar.
I am glad to see somemore Crossfitters from Texas.
Give em Hell Sandcrabs
CHS outlifts 5A champ Copperas Cove
Tuesday, February 22, 2005 2:13 PM CST
- TAYLOR - To be the best, you've got to beat the best. The Calhoun High School girl's powerlifting team did just that this weekend, topping the 2004 5-A State Champion Copperas Cove Lady Bulldogs 39-23 Saturday. The CHS team also passed perennial 4-A powerhouse Del Valle, in third place with 22 overall points.
"Everything we've done in practice this year was geared toward winning this meet," head powerlifting coach Jason Bagwell said. "All the other wins are nice, but the important wins are the ones against the toughest competition. The girls led from start to finish. Of all the victories the girls have had over the past years, this is the biggest."
Alyssa Cordova continued her string of firsts in the lightweight category with another, plus an Outstanding Lifter of the Meet award. Amber Heard dominated her classification on the way to picking up the Outstanding Heavyweight Lifter of the Meet award. Audrea Cofer and Amber Brown added to Calhoun's accomplishments with gold medals as Natasha Wratislaw, Suzanne Salinas and Amber Lopez claimed third and Amanda Ruiz fourth.
"The Taylor meet is probably the toughest in Texas," Bagwell said of the event near Austin. "They have 25 teams with almost 500 total lifters. That's why we drive halfway across Texas to attend - for the competition."
Calhoun's girls routed the competition at Goliad last Thursday, winning by a 62-28 composite.
Boys get Goliad gold
The CHS boy's team earned first place at Goliad as well, topping all comers and closest competitor Mathis, 45-32. All team members accounted for points in the win.
Calhoun's boys took second on a last-minute lift at Taylor Saturday, marking two-straight last-second opponent steals. CHS was up 27-26 headed to the final lift, and home team Taylor garnered two points to win the title. Lampassas was third with 25 overall points.
Justin Cofer brought home first place in his category, also claiming the Outstanding Lifter of the Meet award. Luis Guerrero got gold as Angel Nguyen, Julio Herrera and Jesse Lamas took bronze in their classifications. Dennis Loera earned fourth as Sedriel Montalvo and Brandon Hare placed fifth.
"For the second time this season, the CHS boys had victory snatched away at the last possible moment," Bagwell said. "After two fourth-place finishes to start the season, the boys have captured first or second in their last four meets, losing two on the last lift of the day. This year's girl's team receives most of the publicity with their dominating wins, but the boys also have a good team. They can compete with anyone."
Both teams are at Rice-Consolidated Saturday and the boys head to Seguin Feb. 26. Qualifying members of both teams will compete in post-district lifts afterwards, Bagwell said.
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My daughter is almost two and she likes to hang on the rings and do what she thinks is a hand stand, row and other silly things. The funniest is when she goes up to a loaded bar and attempts to lift it while grunting. Her cousins and the neighbor kids all like to play around in the garage gym. My niece informed me the other day that she has created a pullup club at school and that she trains other kids to do pullups at recess. I think she said if you can do four pullups then you are qualified to be a pullup instructor.
That is one brutal story. Dental insurance?
We know that when you meet Pukie you get a patch or t-shirt. What could be given out to those of us that knock out our own teeth?
Any ideas on this one?
I have a 4 1/2 year and 3 week old, both daughters of course. My four year old is quite good at squats, push-ups, sit-ups and a variety of other exercises that she's seen me do. She asks to go to the gym whenever I am going and sometimes I take her since I have a gym in the apartment which has a decent portion of what I need. My 3 week old, I just hold her under her pits and try to get her to do squats on my stomach, which she does.
I feel its important to get our children started on CF at an early age, but do it in a way that won't turn them off to exercise in the future.
I watched "Pumping Iron" with my 4 year old and she thought it was great. In her exact words, "Wow Daddy, they have too many muscles." So now whenever she sees a big muscular guy, she says they look like Arnold.
Way to go, Calhoun!! Keep up the great work!
I'll be swimming 1000m for this rest day. Haven't been in the pool in a while and I supposedly have some competition meeting me there so it should be interesting.
Looking forward to tomorrow's WOD to knock out before squadron PT!
Nice 'n' easy day:
Worked up to a new clean and press max: 65kg(+5kg!) and just 5kg shy of bodyweight!!
Followed by 10 minutes of back lever practice.
Anyone doing C-fit in the Penscaola area? It's tough to find someone to stay with the program, would rather specialize.
Executed WOD from 050219 today.
HSC: 105, 95, 105
FS: 125, 135, 155
SJ: 125, 135, 145
Did 3 rounds of yesterday's WOD, with my own version of the row that I do on the rings.
run 400m on treadmill,incline 3
My time 20:00
My wife did 25 rows + the run.
Great to see the CF'ers with daughters represent!
My middle kid did Fight Gone Bad with our cross country team today. Only 2 rounds, but they did all of the movements with weight. Subbed jump rope for rowing, and voila! FGB jr. high style. My daughter scored in the middle of the pack, better than 3 of the boys!! And, she's 11, 2 years younger than these guys!
Youngest daughter does gymnastics and they can't pull her off the monkey bars and pole climb.
Oh, as an aside about young athletes and CF:
Some of the boys on the CC team started doing push ups while watching the others do FGB. So, I mention clapping push ups and slapping push ups. Pretty soon, there's a competition on who can do the most slapping push ups and diamond push ups. It was fun to watch!
I'll keep dropping the old school references when the spirit moves me!! Good for us old 'uns to have the inside joke every once in a while! ;)
Active Rest day. Did some KB drills today and I am glad that I did, they really helped get rid of some tightness. I also got my rings and played with those for some time today too. Tyler, great stuff!
Thanks for the kind words and encouragement. I cannot say enough about the CrossFit system; I feel it is truly the best. A better system to help people develop a high work capacity has yet to be invented. For people who say it is too cardio heavy and endurance based; I strongly disagree. We have a 181 pound male lifter, who is ranked number 1 in the state, squatting and deadlifting 600; A 97 pound female, who is ranked number 1 in the state, squatting and deadlifting 260; and a 220 pound female, who is ranked number 2 in the state, squatting 500. Our typical week is: Crossfit on Monday, Crossfit on Tuesday, Max Strength Training (10 sets of 3 with 85%) on Wednesday, rest on Thursday and Friday, and compete on Saturday. The thing I love about CrossFit the most is the toughness that it develops. After doing Helen (or any of “The Ladies”) a couple of times, athletes start to develop a never-say-die attitude. They develop a confidence that comes with accomplishing hard work. They begin to believe they can accomplish anything and they are willing to work toward that end. As a side note, there are actually the same number of boys and girls on the team (11 each). Some of the athletes were unable to make the picture session. As someone pointed out earlier, the females are just as involved as the males. In fact, the females are ultra-competitive, possibly more so than the guys. It really does fly in the face of perceptions that some people hold.
Coach B.---CrossFit Devotee
No rest for the slow guys:
5 rounds of:
Sprints, 10 each of:
10, 20, 40yds
Nice work, Chuck. Good luck with the running.
6 rounds of 10 pushups, 15 squats, 25 crunches.
When I completed 6, everyone was done. It's crossfit profiling I tells ya!
Also: Tabata Mountain climbers. Excruciating. 8 rounds. I found the way to get through was to count the steps in the first interval and then I knew when the end of the other intervals was coming up. Not to say I actually kept moving in the last two intervals.