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!
G'day guys been another big few weeks with the highlight being the Regionals and featuring the REX Team at their first games. Great effort by all team member and support crew and I hope you all enjoyed it people.
For those that missed out get on board next year as we strive to improve and get some guys through in the individual competition as well.
WELL DONE to all Perth based athletes that competed at the games including athletes from SXF, The Chamber, SF Gym, The Cell and CFP. In particular congrats to the guys at SXF who made top 3 in the team and booked a spot for the world games.
And not forgetting Cee frin CFP who finished top 10 again at Regionals and will definitely book her spot next year at the worlds. Well Done Cee, it was great to be able to support you and all athletes from Perth.
Few changes coming up with more emphasis on working on individual skills and improving technique in all movments, while still providing you quality fitness training and assisting you to achieve your goals.
Also the monthly challenges will be a common gig as we continue to set benchmarks and then aim to have you to improve on these.
TRIGGER POINT is on the cards later this month as REX will become a training provider and also then be able to provide the tools for all REX athletes to better manage their bodies.
So all in all busy times ahead.
Don't forget that Sam, myself and Aimee head over to the US in July for a couple of weeks to check out the games and attend as many boxes as we can. Looking forward to the experience.
LASTLY - Later this month we are hoping to have a REX get together to celebrate birthdays, regionals and anything else we can think of. Potential dates to be provided shortly.
Brian - Trainer REX
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