It’s been a pretty awesome year at High Voltage. With such great successes all around, sometimes I get so focused on the next thing we’re trying to present to our Community that I miss out on the little moments to stop and take it all in.
Every now and then during the day we (Carly, Tyler, Josh, & Matt & myself) will look at each other while we’re GSD’ing (seriously, you know), take a deep breath and give each other that look like, holy crap, I can’t believe how much awesomeness is going on. We’re always honored to put in the hard work, because it always comes back around and is shown in your performances and results.
Then last week we got an award presented to CrossFit High Voltage by the Burbank Leader newspaper: They sent me a press release to send out to you all, but what was that saying about a picture being worth a prescribed amount of words?
High Voltage was named the ‘Best of Burbank’ and 2012 Burbank Gym of the Year! How’s that for some awesome news!
This award means so much to us, and it represents much of why High Voltage is so special. It proves once again that we all are capable of more together than on our own. While awards aren’t everything, it does provide that nice moment to reflect on all the hard work, all the consistent training, all the expert coaching, and all the awesomeness that each and every one of you put into High Voltage every-single-day. And for me, THAT is what is truly amazing!
Even cooler, we were voted #1 out of all the gyms in Burbank. That means we beat the ‘old big boys’ – WE (that’s right, you and me) were voted #1 over gyms like 22.7 Hours Fitness and Side Crunch of Burbank…and everyone else in between. Now I’m not a competitive guy…
-But we’re not done yet! We’ve got another ‘Guest Blog’- this one from our fellow Volt Edgar! Edgar is signed up & fired up for the Whole Life Challenge. He rocked January’s ‘Refine Your Fuel’ Challenge and has been reaping the benefits of that commitment all year. Read his story and find out why he’s ready to go at it again!
“I am stoked about WLC! I’ve been waiting for the next event to kick my butt in gear. Our Paleo Challenge last January was crazy! My results were ridiculous! I crushed my baseline by 55 seconds! I thought I missed a movement or the timer was broken. I added 20 pounds to my back squat and lost 5 pounds. Most of all…. I felt light on my feet, strong, energetic and never tired. I really found the accountability and having measureable goals as keys to my success. I can’t wait for Sept 15! Stronger….faster!” ~Edgar
Level 1 CrossFit
Level One/Two CrossFit
All Levels CrossFit
|Skill: Overhead Squat
WOD: 15 Min AMRAP
| Skill: Hang Power Snatch
WOD: 3 Rounds, rest 1 min after each round:
Finisher: Tabata Sit Ups – low score
|A. Hang Squat Snatch: Build to a heavy single rep in 10 minutesB. Overhead Squat 3 sets of 3 reps, rest 2 min after each setC. 3 Rounds, rest 1 min after each round: