To the Raw Edge crew,
I would just like to say a huge thank you to everyone for the amazing time I had on Saturday at the Primal Throwdown.
The atmosphere was fantastic and it was great to see us all cheering each other on throughout the competition. I know that hearing your voices yelling encouragement motivated me and meant a great deal. It really showed through how much we all pull for each other at Raw Edge.
I was also proud to stand there yelling my lungs out for you guys and girls, you should all have a great deal of pride in your performances. I know for me personally the day was a huge confidence booster (I did deadlifts and my back didn’t explodeJ)
Anyway I am going to stop now before I get told of for being to sentimental.
Four months into the 2012 and it has been an impressive start for REX. With the solid training carried on from last year into this year which reflected in the results of all athletes at the CrossFit OPEN 2012, it has been a great start.
Now leading into the Regionals for a second crack at it, REX goes from strength to strength. Even though you have been hearing me go on about it, I want to congratulate all athletes whether you competed or not on your efforts and can only say it is early days for all of you.
On the subject of REGIONALS, for those of you travelling over to watch the action, it should be an awesome weekend in Woollongong. If you can't make it, we wil keep you updated via the website with the progress of our team and athletes as well as the spectators making the trip to support our crew.
I want to wish our team all the best for REGIONALS and here's to having a red hot crack at it and doing are best to put REX on the map.
Huge congratulations to each and every athlete who had a go at the Opens. You are all an inspiration to watch and the support you have shown each other makes us as trainers very proud of you all.
For those who have been living under a rock, and do not know, we are extremely proud to announce that 3 Individual Athletes and a team made it through to the Regional’s in Wollongong in May.
Goce “G” Dilveski - 13th Individual Male in Australia
Brian Beck - 60th Individual Male in Australia – not bad for an old bloke!!
Angela Kyme – 33rd Individual Women in Australia
Team REX – 29th in Australia – thanks to everyone who’s score contributed over the 5 weeks!!
An amazing effort by these very determined athletes, REX is extremely proud of all the hard work and dedication you have put in throughout the last 2 years and is so glad that it has paid off for you all.
With a lot more hard work and dedication to put in over the next few weeks in preparation for the Regional’s at Wollongong, just know that you have all the support of every member at Raw Edge CrossFit behind you and a good majority of them will be there to scream their support for you at WIN Stadium, go “SIC EM REX”!!!!!!
Great effort to all for the cup.
Firstly, thankyou to all our sponsors who provided a wide range of prizes. Special thanks to our title sponsor 180 Nutrition, but also a big thankyou to ROM, RingSport, Armando Sports, Kettlebell Training Academy, Kat Computers, Fuji Film, P KYME & Co Wesgrowers, Cocobella, Trigger Point Performance Australia, Vivid Electrical, Reebok, Running Centre and PSI Screen Printing.
We hope that our sponsors can keep us in mind for next year when we do it all again.
Judges / Helpers / MC / Runners / Scorers etc, if it wasn't for you, we wouldn't have pulled it off. You guys were the back bone of the day and I can only say how thankful we were to have you helping make the day so geat.
My head judges, thanks to you for being there to back me up and assist in the decision making. Our core training staff are dedicated and tight nit and that is why we pulled off this gig.
To all my athletes who for some competed for the first time. It was a pleasure to see you all giving it your best representing our box, RAW EDGE CROSSFIT.
We definitely have something special going on within our REX community that brings people of all ages and types together for a common purpose continually.
I know a lot of you weren't that happy with your performance, but I can only say that I am extremely proud of what you all did and how you went about it.
For me the result is not important, it is having the opportunity to watch my athletes sweating it out side by side against the best in W.A.
Your journey has only just begun and with this experience and future opportunities the results will come.
Thank you for the opportunity of watching you give it your all and I look forward to working with you in the future.
Raw Edge CrossFit
Been a while guys, but a few things have been happening over the last few months and there are a few things coming up.
FIGHT GONE BAD: This weekend. Strong contingent of REX athletes supporting this worthwhile cause. Great work guys. Still a chance to get involved.
AFFILIATE CUP: This is our show and it promises to be big. We have five teams registered covering all divisions and I wish all the best to the REX crew.
We will need a lot of volunteers/judges/helpers on the day guys so make sure you talk to Sam or Brian to register your assistance.
GAMES 2012: February 2012 is when it all begins again.
REX will be holding all open WODS during the five weeks of the OPEN and hoping to push a team through to the Regionals for 2012.
If you are wanting to compete and wish to get some extra coaching in relation to oly lifts, gymnastic movements or whatever make sure you let Brian know.
It is essential that you do this now as there is only four months until the open.
BOOTCAMP: Into the third week and going strong. I do apologise for a few hiccups in relation to our sessions, but bear with us guys as we are sorting out our shortfall in trainers and will have it all rectified as soon as a few other commitments have been finalised this month.
A few changes are gradually been implmented to change up the training for you guys and I am hoping to get some feedback from you all in relation to whether or not you like or dislike the new changes to our Boot Camp structure. More on this shortly.
Busy times to come.
Lastly please make sure you talk to the trainers if you advice on anything at all or wish to work on some of your weaknesses. All the trainers are there to support and assist you all with progressing through your CrossFit journey.
Not Long now until all the comps kick off.
Next weekend is the Primal Pairs, mid October for the FGB fundraiser and it all culminates to the Affiliate Cup on 12 November.
Great effort by our crew to register 6 pairs for the Primal Pairs. Looking forward to sweating with you all.
Make sure you get on the Fight Gone Bad fundraiser on 15/16 October. A worthwhile cause and a great opportunity to come together.
We had over a dozen athletes competing last year and I would love to beat it this year.
AFFILIATE CUP - Exciting news will be released the same time as registrations open. WODS have nearly been confirmed and registrations will open very very shortly.....
BOOTCAMP - Starts off next week. Looking forward to all new and old Bootcampers jumping on our new format and can't wait to start off our third season of outdoor training.
EXCITING TIMES People.......
What can I say except what an experience. The CrossFit Games 2011 was something that I recommend to everyone to experience. Three days of full on compeition that culminated to the crowning of the fittest man and woman on the planet.
If you get the opportunity to see it for yourself definitely get on board. I dare say, that we will hopefully be back next year, with a few REX crew in tow.
So whats going on at REX you ask?????......... Heaps!!!!!!
Competitions, training, boot camp, birthday and more training.
Coming up we have three comps in WA starting with the Pairs Throwdown being hosted by SXF in September. Followed closely by Fight Gone Bad at CrossFit Perth in October and then the AFFILIATE CUP at REX in November.
We are hoping to support the events at SXF and CFP guys so keep make sure you nominate when the opportunity presents itself.
In tow with the AFFILIATE CUP we will be celebrating our 2nd Birthday and yes it is hard to beleive that Rex has been going now for 2 years solid. Remember that there are three classes, beginner, intermediate and RXD, so everyone is welcome to have a go.
Training is ramping up with the view to going bigger and better next year in the 2012 Games. I am hoping that some of our athletes will get through the OPEN, if they run a similar format, as individuals and have the option of competing either as an individual at the REGIONALS or within the REX Team.
So if your considering competing at this level, let me know.
BOOTCAMP starts again in September, dates will be confirmed shortly. There will be some changes with the BOOTCAMPS, as we strive to make them bigger and better, but locations will remain the same.
In line with providing you a better service as you strive to achieve your fitness goals, we will be providing you regular updates on our website, via the Bootcamp link so you can track progress, view photos of the training sessions and see what events we have planned, including challenges.
So all in all exciting times ahead.
It's been a long year so far with a lot of events to keep us busy.
There was our In House comp in Feb which saw G and Ange come out as our Top Dawgs, then a long 7 weeks of the CrossFit open leading up to the Regional’s where Robbo, Deb J, G, Ange, Glynny and I competed. All capped off nicely with the Primal Throwdown which saw 6 of our athletes compete and Michael take out second place!
Don't worry though guys there is still more to come and we're looking to see everyone get in the competition spirit. Coming up we have the long awaited CrossFit World Games in California which Brian, Sam and myself will be attending so keep an eye out for all the updates we post on the website!! But while we're away don't forget you can watch some live competition at The CrossFit Chamber with the Call to Arms being held on the 30th July. Then once we have returned from the States we will be looking at holding our next In House Competition so keep an ear out for any info on that one. In October CrossFit Perth will be hosting their annual the Fight Gone Bad Competition to raise money for the SAS Trust. This will be held on the 8th October. But most importantly in November Raw Edge CrossFit will have its second Birthday!!! Rather than celebrating with a big party like we did last year, this year will be the first year of our "AFFILIATE CUP". For those of you who haven’t heard about it yet be sure to check out our website and speak to some of our trainers about getting involved! We will be opening up registration in September so plenty of time for you all to get your teams sorted!
Now guys as I mentioned we will be heading to the states in 2 weeks for the Games so there will be some minor changes to schedule! Be sure to check that out when it is posted during the week.
Finally I'd like to take this chance to welcome our newest trainer G who has recently joined the REX training team!!
Keep up the good work guys!!
Again I want to pass on congrats to all those guys that had a crack at the THROWDOWN last Saturday at SXF.
The efforts of the REX athletes was amazing and I was again inspired by the determination and efforts shown by all. Thanks also to the athletes that came to spectate. You guys give the competitors that extra edge and I know you wanted to be down there along side of them sweating away.... NEXT TIME......
Well done to those guys that made it through to the finals, Donna, Tuyen, Mike, Michael and G. All of you finished well within the top 10 and left your mark on the WA CrossFit community as well as represented REX admirably.
It can be said that the WODs were challenging and none more so than the final 5 WODS that made up the finals. For me still 'love' running and what can I say about pistols. Stoked that I got out around 5 rounds of them!!!!! I think G and I surprised ourselves with that WOD.
Tuyen, what can I say. All over the intermediate level even though she was a little unsure of competing at that level. Finished top 10 and I believe would have finished higher except for a chin bar that was a little out of reach.
Donna again finished in the 10 for her level. Inspirational effort on the row and last final WODS, but again the old chin bar got her. Both our girls are up and comers and showed their worth in a tough field.
The two Mike's competed at the beginner level and held their own throughout. Again up and comers and with their limited CrossFit experience did unbelievable. I am a firm believer that you need to show a bit of heart in CrossFit, as when you just don't have anything left, heart and determination get you through. This was shown by these two fellas and in fact by all REX athletes throughout the day.
G Banger, exploded onto the CrossFit scene with a top 5 showing. Left his mark on the WA communty and will be one to watch for future comps. Some big hitters competed on the day and G held his own throughout. Smashed the pistols and left them for dead on the run. Strong showing and much much more to come......
SO all in all a great day and all I can say is looking forward to the next one guys............
On the radar is the Xmas in July guys on the 9th July. Looking forward to catcging up with everyone.
Also retest for Jackie will be next week. Apology for the delay, had to put it off due to Trigger Point and other commitments.
What do you get when you put a group of REX athletes and spectators in Sydney? A trip of a life time! For those of you who were not lucky enough to come on our trip to Sydney for the Reebok CrossFit Regional Games, you missed one hell of a trip, a trip where we discovered Brandon’s planking skills, G’s music knowledge, Ange’s love of Krispy Kreme’s and Brian’s dislike of cardigans!
For most of you none of this will make any sense, but here is the insight into the REX Regional experience.
Many of you will have heard the number 7 screamed around the gym since we got back, so did the whole hotel when Brian and G went up and down the elevators and the hallways yelling it. Apparently it’s our lucky number now. This was the time we were meeting for breakfast Friday morning so we could make it to the Games by 8.30….. Or so we hoped… Due to our limited knowledge of how to get to Olympic Stadium and G’s fantastic direction giving, we arrived at the stadium less than 20 minutes before our first workout. You would think this would have put a dampener on our spirits but somehow we were pumped and ready to go.
Now believe it or not, our bus rides actually became one of our favourite parts of the trip, we learnt that Brandon prefers Hungry Jacks over McDonalds because “the burgers are better at Hungry Jacks”, that there are shops in Sydney that specialise in removing head lice (apparently the Police frown upon you standing on the road to get a handstand photo in front of it) and that you should never take G and Brian to a club because they will insist on imitating peoples dancing…. While driving. The bus rides led to many drive by handstands and planks (including planks on giant shoes). BUT YOU SHOULD NEVER PLANK BECAUSE “THAT’S HOW PEOPLE DIE” right Brandon! The night’s were great with lots of food (including raw fish- sorry Ange) and lots of drinks (BONDIII). But it turns out that, we’re not great with directions out of the bus either, we learnt this after an hour or so walk around Parramatta.
There are some things that we just can’t explain so for those of you who were there here are some things we’ll never forget, Hooters, Rug Lovers, “START THE CAR!!”, the sprinkler, “get some nuts”, YMCA, getting left in the rain, “that’s how we roll”, Brandon’s cramp and of course our beloved SEVEN!!
A huge thank you to everyone who came over, you guys made the trip what it was! We can’t wait for next year and we hope that the trip will be just as good!
Brian - Trainer REX
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