Sunday, March 13, 2011

Burgener Cert

Burgener Cert Lunchtime Training from Jocelyn Forest on Vimeo.

This weekend we hosted Coach Burgener and family at our gym for his very popular and in depth CrossFit Oly Certification. It was a blast! With Coach B, Casey and Sage Burgener, and Erin Okinek on the cert staff attendee's spent the weekend sponging up the breadth of knowledge they had to offer.

Greg, Aimee and the Catalyst Crew joined us a lunch for an exciting training session. It was super fun to lift in such a great environment with talented lifters and good energy. Check out the video above.

Thanks Coach B, Casey, Sage, Erin and Greg, Aimee and the whole Catalyst crew for coming out to lift in LBS with us!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Arnolds 2011

Arnolds 2011 Women's Elite Session from Jocelyn Forest on Vimeo.

Above is some footage from the Women's Elite session. It was full of amazing athletes like Olympian and American Record holder Natalie Burgener (63kg), National Champion Aimee Anaya Everett (69kg), National Champ Amanda Sandoval (58kg), Jr National Champion Chioma Amaechi (75+), Canadian National team hopeful Kara Yessie Doherty (75kg), among others. These are some super strong and inspirational women. The only downfall? Our camera ran out of battery and we missed Aimee's C&J PR of 111kg as well as Chioma's 131kg C&J. *Note: video caption mistake- Sandoval is a Nat Champ, not an Olympian.

Arnold's was a blast. As a newcomer to the sport of Olympic Weightlifting this was my first Arnolds meet and only my second big national meet. I didn't get the 182kg total I was hoping for but I did go 3 for 3 in the Snatch with an 82kg PR! (180.5 lbs) I came off the Snatches flying high expecting to go another 3 for 3 in the C&J. Unfortunately I ran out of gas and only made 96kg (211lbs). Not a bad number, but I'm still a bit disappointed and even hungrier than ever to hit the 100 mark. Overall, a 178 total isn't bad for only having been in this sport for 8 months. Experience, here I come.