Archive for January, 2011
World Camp will be taking 3 teams to the Garage Games this weekend to compete along with 40 others or so. Most of the teams and coaches will be leaving Thursday night therefore the gym will be closed all day Friday and Saturday this week. The competition begins with the teams Friday around 4:30pm and will conclude Sunday afternoon. World Camp’s own Brandi Bonifay will competing as an individual against the best in the region!
This past weekend Walt and Shae Foy participated in the Warrior Dash in Orlando Florida and represented World Camp to the fullest! We are all very proud of your accomplishments here! You guys look GREAT!
If you were to stop by the gym on Mondays or Thursdays around the 4pm hour, you would see some of the hardest working kids on the planet! Kids Camp meets twice a week right now. If you are interested in getting your child involved please see Sam or Rio at the gym!
Group Med Ball Cleans
“I Heard That Place is aCult”
by: Billy Goodson
I got it again yesterday. “So and so said that place was a cult”. I always laugh and say “yeah, but it’s a good one”. Maybe not Coach’s preference for an answer but what came out, none the less… I have reflected on it over night and have come up with a few ideas as to where the “cult” deal originates.
First option would be people that have tried WCCF and decided it wasn’t for them. Kris told me when I walked in the door, “it’s not for everyone”. That is true. It takes a dedicated person. It’s the people that are tired of going to the gym just to say they go to the gym. When you first come to WCCF it can be intimidating, if you let it. You see people working insanely hard. If you have an open mind you also notice that everyone is very friendly, and willing to help you in any way they can. That is when they’re not working like madmen/women. I guess for the person who walks in the door thinking it’s like every other gym they have been to, they may try to rationalize what makes the people at WCCF drive the way they do, and how a group of “gym members” can be family. It must be a cult.
Second would be members of other gyms. AS we all have friends that go to other gyms, they see our pictures and how we workout. What would drive someone to work that hard, every day? And it’s a gym, not a social club, right? It seems WCCF’ers are either working out like their hair is on fire in total anguish, or grouped up smiling…. Are they having fun?? When a friend calls to do something, and rather than grasp the excuse to bail on the workout you say, “can’t go until after I hit the gym”. What must they think? I mean for the most part they MAKE themselves go while we are arranging our schedules, getting up at 5 AM, or whatever else it take to make sure WE DON’T miss a day. Now I don’t want this to come off as dissing friends and others that frequent other gyms, I’m simply relaying what I hear. I hear fairly often “man there’s no way I’m doing that!, Ya’ll run around outside? Flip tractor tires? Not me”. It’s pretty simple to me. Kris must be putting something in the water. …Or it’s a cult.
Lastly, maybe other trainers? I mean how in the world does WCCF get these people to be as dedicated as they are? Not only does he work them harder than other gyms, but they’re chomping at the bit for more every day. You would think this group would be small, and neutral, but it’s growing like wild fire. How? I mean this is the way elite athletes work out, not housewives, old men, and kids….what makes them do THAT, day after day?
Easy, he has mind control over them. Maybe he’s promised them immortality?
Finally, I’d like to say this post is of my own feeble mind, and in no way reflects the opinion of WCCF. I’m just amused every time I hear the “cult” thing. Somewhere, someone is making excuses for themselves. Just saying…
Matthew (Billy’s son) gets a Muscle up!!!
I care not what others think of what I do, but I care very much about what I think of what I do! That is character!
With friends like this…
Allow me to set the stage… On Sundays, World Camp has open gym from 2pm until 4pm and then Yoga starting there after. This past Sunday a handful of us were in working on some skills and lifts while others were stretching and doing mobility work. Personally I was working on Snatches and going through the USAW Snatch progression. I was feeling pretty good and can even remember thinking that I was going for a PR that day because of it! I was working from the “Above the Knee” position and concentrating on creating more bar speed and opening the hip all the way. Just about my 4th rep in BAM!!! “Hello forehead, I am an O-lift bar!” You guessed it, I struck myself with the bar square on the ole dome piece!
I then dropped the bar and held my head as the blood fell like some sort of thick rain and made my way to the restroom thinking,”no PR today!” Once realizing that all was fine, we got a pretty good laugh out of it! Fortunately Israel was off work and was able to come up and pop a couple of stitches in it, World Camp blue no doubt! I heeded the Doctors orders and didn’t workout anymore that day but watched everyone else instead. By monday morning word had spread. As I entered the gym at 6am I quickly realized the majority of the 5:30am group were sporting Band-Aids on their foreheads. I tell you, with friends like that…
Name: Jason Dillard
Hobbies: Hunting, Fishing, Kayaking, Back Country Hiking, Camping and Cooking
Started World Camp: May 2010
Favorite Lift/ PR: Dead Lift/ 440lbs.
Least Favorite Lift: Overhead Squat
Favorite WOD: “My favorite WOD was Cristy’s Birthday Workout. 4 Rounds of 7 different exercises that included Muscle Ups, Dead Lifts, Tire Flips, Overhead Squats, HSPU, Box Jumps and Burpees!”
Least Favorite WOD: Anything that I have to put weight over my head and walk to the Curb and Back.
1 Interesting Factoid: I rowed Crew at UGA.
Why do I train? On one level, I train for the common reason of Health. On a deeper level, I train because I believe that forcing my body on a regular basis to do something that it doesn’t always want to do or that my mind may not think I can do helps me on my journey towards wholeness. For me, training at World Camp is like fasting- it is as much spiritual as it is physical. I train to purge weakness, to get clarity and to gain greater control over my body, mind and emotions.
Goals: To become more involved in the World Camp Community, to get a muscle up without having to think about it and to Press my body weight.
It was good to see everyone this Saturday morning and glad to know that even with temperatures in the 20′s you are making your workouts! Remember that Saturday groups are structured around a team setting and you are always welcome to bring someone along! It is amazing to see the community take in the newbies to ensure that they are staying safe and having a great time.
I am doing my best to upload all WOD pictures to Facebook for you to see and tag. Feel free to add me, Kris Morrill as a friend so you too can see all the excitement! Facebook link is on the left hand side of this page.
It is good to know that everyone survived the great ice storm of 2011! We do like to poke fun of the “chicken little” at the weather desk telling us schools are closed because of the weather and what not; however, the truth is that the roads may be covered with ice so please be safe while you are out. Even with the temperatures in the 30′s, remember to stay fully hydrated! Just because you are not hot at the moment doesn’t mean that you don’t need water. Play hard but play smart!
Great job this week everyone and way to kick off the new year! I think all that we were missing this week is the Tigers, oh my! Those that were here will know exactly what I am talking about. It seems that as of late Billy, shown below, has become somewhat of an internet phenomenon. His friends on Facebook are constantly messaging him wondering what in the world this guy is doing to look the way he does. Well, I will give you his secret… HARD WORK! Billy shows up everyday and puts forth every bit of effort into the workout. I have had the opportunity to watch him grow, get stronger, more flexible and become a better all around athlete. Keep up the good work Billy!
I would like to give a shout out to World Camp’s own Shannon Montano for being to “2010 Biggest Loser Winner” at her work, the HIA Coastal Conference Center! Shannon lost over 67lbs during the challenge, which equals out to have been 20% of her body weight! GREAT JOB SHANNON! We are all very proud of your accomplishments! Keep up the good hard work!
World Camp would like to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Chris “Bill” Harris! Enjoy your day brother!
Today is the start of the “NEW” schedule! Group times are as follows:
All times are the same with the exception of 4pm, 5:30 and 7pm!
* 7pm WOD is still a regular group and anyone is welcome to join in however, it is mostly Coaches and more experienced CrossFitters. With that being said, there will be very little technique taught (if any) and more time given to Strength and the actual WOD.
Here is a video of the last “Coach’s Birthday WOD” We celebrated Evan’s birthday not long ago and here is the proof!
Well, 2011 is now upon us and it is time to start the new year! Time to begin chipping away at those “New Year’s Resolutions” and being better about the things that we fell short on in 2010. What challenges have you set before yourself to accomplish this next year? Whatever they may be, just know that there are going to be easy days and tough days however, it is those that take advantages of the easy times and press forth through the more difficult ones that will rise to the top and conquer your goals. The video below is a great motivator to me. It is about being a champion! Here is to an amazing 2011!
Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else’s hands, but not you. ~ Jim Rohn