Thursday: Member Spotlight Time!

It’s Thursday, it’s member spotlight time, and it’s we’ve got a super fun WOD cooked up for all our classes today. Just how awesome is this Thursday going to be? Why don’t you just ‘read more’ and then find out for yourself at the box first-hand!

  • WLC Prelims start this Saturday at High Voltage – athlete check in and initial measurements are from 8:30am -9:45am.  Pre-Game Huddle is from 9:45am-10:15am. Prelim WOD will go from 10:30am-12:30pm, and WLC Participant Kick Off BBQ is at 1pm! Gonna be an awesome Saturday and an even more epic 8 weeks!
  • This Sunday marks the start of our 10 week High Voltage ‘Oly Only’ Classes and High Voltage Oly Club. Come get your lift on Sunday’s at 11am and Tuesday’s at 8:30pm through the start of December!
-This Thursday’s Member Spotlight is shining on Spencer Stone! I’ve known Spencer from the ‘Old Box’ back in North Hollywood. He’s been a friend of Simon’s and was always a cool guy and good general athlete. I hadn’t seen him for a while, and then he came by earlier this year – and he had that look like he was ready to step up his game – that something had to change. I love that look in people’s eyes. When I see it, I know big things are about to come. Since he’s been a part of High Voltage, Spencer has been crushing it pretty hard, and I don’t think he has any intentions of slowing down. He is a regular at the Barbell Strength classes, AND he can knock out muscle ups like no bodies business. Best of all, he’s just getting started. So read up, and show Spencer some love in comments! ~

Describe your first workout. Were you nervous? were you scared? did you puke? Bring the deets!

My first workout was actually at the first location in North Hollywood. It was so rough I did not come back until April of this year. I wasn’t necessarily nervous because I really had no idea what to expect. I didn’t puke but I could not walk for a week after so many air squats : {

Spencer keeping it legit and rocking proper form on his deadlifts!

When did you know something had to change before you joined CrossFit High Voltage?

I knew something had to change when I started a “lying-routine” to my girlfriend about working out. Then when I got caught, it was so embarrassing. So, I asked Simon for a workout routine that was not boring he said just come to CrossFit High Voltage. so I did and I was instantly hooked.

Can you describe your most memorable CrossFit experience for us?

That would have to be the this year’s Memorial Day Murph. I was really nervous because I had only been doing CrossFit for about a month. Plus, I’ve never done so many movements at one time. But the energy was intoxicating and the sense of community was awesome – even though Simon and I split up the reps, it was still a huge accomplishment.

Tell us about an area of your life most impacted by your decision to join CrossFit High Voltage.

My whole life actually. I have more energy from when I wake up till when I go to sleep, I no longer hit the snooze button. I’m more motivated and my mind feels sharper. I just feel good all around because what CrossFit High Voltage has done for me.

When have you used CrossFit outside of the box?

This might sound funny but when I recently moved, I was able to clean my couch. And I went up and down the stairs with heavy boxes and not be fatigued at the end of the day.

Brown Bear is impressed with Spencer’s huge PR after regularly attending the Barbell Strength Classes!

Who is your most idolized fellow Volt or Vixen and why? Share the Spotlight Love!

Thats a tough one because I do not to take anything away from our awesome Community that we have. Or the awesome, super knowledgeable and motivating coaches. But, if I had one choice, I would have to say Simon Potter for giving me the motivation and easing me into CrossFit. He always has a good attitude and he has helped me make big gains safely – so for all that, I thank him.

What are some your favorite cheat meals and why?

Noodles – whether it’s pasta, chow mein, ramen, pho or lasagna, It’s all really good. I don’t really know why, but maybe it’s the carbs or the flour or whatever. Regardless, they’re all soooo good

How has getting in shape changed your professional life?

I have seen huge improvements with my career. I’m more confident, have better endurance. As a stuntman, these improvements have been huge. Mentally, I feel stronger than my peers – especially when we are on set and we’re asked to do a big physical scene that takes 5 plus minutes to shoot. I can outlast them and need less breaks in-between takes to recover.

What are some of your CrossFit goals for the next 365 days?

I would like to have a sub 5 minute Fran, do a 320# one rep max back squat, and be able to perfect my overhead squat – which is my weakest lift.

How long have you been CrossFitting?

I have been doing CrossFit for almost 5 months now and I have gone from training  2 days a week to between 5-7 days a week. Plus, I’m taking three barbell classes a week which I feel has helped me make big gains. I went from suffering through 20 unbroken pull ups to cranking out 36 and still being able to do the WOD : )

 

Thursday’s Training:

Level 1 CrossFit

Level One/Two

All Levels CrossFit

Skill:

  • Kipping Pull Ups
  • Rowing Technique

For Time:

  • 500m Row to start,
  • Then:
  • 21-15-9
  • Pull Ups
  • Wall Ball
  • 400m run to finish
Ax4 Sets

A1:HSPU – ADAP
20 seconds
A2: Toes to Bar
20 seconds

WOD: For Time:

  • 500m row
  • 400m run
  • 30 pull ups
  • 20 wall ball
  • 10 HSPU

Ax5 Sets:

  • A1) HSPU – ADAP
  • 20 seconds
  • A2) T2B
  • 20 seconds

WOD: For Time:

  • 500m row
  • 400m run
  • 30 pull ups
  • 20 wall ball
  • 10 HSPU

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