For those of you who follow the CrossFit scene pretty closely you might have noticed CrossFit NorCal placed 3rd in the Affiliate cup competition of the CrossFit Games. I’m both impressed by our athletes achievements and proud of their hard work and sacrifice. Now, it’s time to say thank you to the folks who are/were instrumental in not only this success but the success of CrossFit NorCal overall. The first person to thank is…my wife, Nicki. I’m the more public, vocal persona of the gym but Nicki is an outstanding coach (she has been running our Olympic lifting program for some time) and she literally keeps the whole circus running. My efforts would be nothing without her support and ability to piss me off at times!
My main focus in this post however is to say “thank you” to the work of Michael Rutherford not only for his friendship (ask rut about the term “schnauzer”) but for his influence on my training and coaching. I did a little write-up about how we have used his Max-Effort Black Box methodology to amazing benefit in our gym. CrossFit is an incredibly powerful tool, especially when the proper strength and power base has been established.