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Workout of the Day

7 Rounds for time:
7 shoulder to overhead, 135/95
7 burpees
7 pull-ups, chest to bar

Don't Forget!
Wed. Apr. 18th:
-WellnessFX Blood Draw, 7-9am
-2012 Regional Workout Announcement

Saturday, April 21st:
-CPR/First Aid training: Noon to 2:00ish,
$35, everyone is welcome to attend

Saturday, May 5th:
SHARE Fundraiser & Potluck, 9 am

March Athlete of the Month: Matt Miller

Congrats Matt!

Matt’s progress over the course of the 2012 CrossFit Opens would be an impressive accomplishment for a whole year, let alone a couple of months.  His recent list of personal records speak for themselves:

Front Squat-265 (from 225)
Overhead Squat-255 (3rd month in a row with a PR)
Power Clean-235 (from 225)
Rack Jerk-265 (from 235)
Deadlift-405 (from 365)
“Diane”-4:34
“Fran”-3:38
“Karen”-7:37 (during Open WOD 12.4)
BW-185 (from 195)
Strung together multiple muscle ups for the first time during Open WOD 12.4
Cut WAY back on gummy bear consumption

Looking at Matt’s numbers, one can’t help but wonder how he’s achieved so much recently.  In a word, it’s called “CrossFit.”  Matt works out religiously with the 6 AM class on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings.  He logs a fourth workout each week on Saturdays at 7:00.  Although he didn’t quite qualify for regionals this year, Matt was there on the first Saturday morning after the Opens to continue training right alongside the team.  He’s also made plenty of sacrifices on Friday evenings to make sure he’s ready to perform early the next morning.  You can bet he’ll be more than ready when the 2013 season rolls around.  In addition to crushing pretty much every metric that Matt has recorded recently, he has also been working hard to improve some of the technique-oriented and mobility-related challenges that are the most difficult obstacles for him to overcome.  As so many of us do, Matt has constantly struggled to achieve a proper rack position to support the bar for front squats, cleans, and thrusters.  Instead of ignoring his weaknesses or relying on his strength to carry technique, Matt always asks what he can be doing to improve mechanics and efficiency in his movement.  Outside the gym he’s dedicated himself to making nutrition a priority.  Being a welder and project manager, Matt even built a pull-up structure in his back yard!

Matt is undoubtedly among the most driven and motivated individuals at the gym, and it’s clear that his extra efforts have served him well in his own performance.  Along with being a talented athlete, Matt does whatever it takes to develop his gifts.  At the same time, he’s one of the most positive and care-free individuals I’ve ever worked out with.  He keeps everything in perspective, has a ton of fun in his training, and always relies on a positive mental attitude to keep him moving forward in every situation.  Next time you see him, ask him if he has any extra gummy bears in his pocket!

11 Comments

 
Cheryl

April 16, 2012
6:47 am

Congrats Matt! It was a lot of fun watching you kill it in the Open this year!

SFNathan

April 16, 2012
7:23 am

Awesome job Matt! Well deserved and tons of fun watching your dead lift pr on Saturday.

Peter

April 16, 2012
7:53 am

Great job Matt – first time I saw you workout you shoulder pressed 165lb over your head during the snatch WOD and it was AWESOME.

Ryan

April 16, 2012
8:17 am

Nice work Matt, you’re a workhorse!

Gummy Bear video (NSFW)
http://youtu.be/j3ZiseV8I6k

Steve F

April 16, 2012
8:20 am

Nice job Matt – you are so deserving of this. Way to bring it in the AM for the Breakfast Club.

Jess C

April 16, 2012
8:48 am

Well deserved! Matt your dedication is inspirational and it shows by how the hard work has paid off. Way to keep the humor when things get too serious 🙂

CA

April 16, 2012
8:53 am

Congratulations Matt ! Looks like you earned it!!

SROD

April 16, 2012
9:52 am

Congrats Matt! Well deserved.

Matt

April 16, 2012
1:18 pm

Thanks Everyone! The support at FV is amazing! Who knew putting your body through all of that could be fun!!

valerie

April 16, 2012
2:49 pm

Congrats Matt! You’re definitely a great part of the breakfast club!

Nancy

April 16, 2012
4:51 pm

Way to go, Matt! Pretty impressive stats (seems there might be something to fewer gummy bears 🙂