95 pound barbell Thrusters, 10
15 Bar-facing burpees
95 pound barbell Thrusters, 20
25 Bar-facing burpees
95 pound barbell Thrusters, 30
35 Bar-facing burpees
12th in the Southwest Region!
This past weekend was a true testament to hard work and the achievement of a goal.
The CrossFit season is one of the longest out there. Athletes prep for months leading into the start of the Open with the season culminating at the Regionals or the Games making for a 7-9 month in-season. Athletes all over the world finish their season each year at The Open, and fueled with adrenaline and drive, vow to do everything in their power to come back better the next year. Their goal is to qualify for regionals and to do it, they will address weaknesses, fix deficiencies, and stay the course of dedication for the next 12 months. Few take the initial steps, and even fewer weather through the long 12 months.
Cindy Arangua finished 119th in the CrossFit Open in 2012 and did not qualify for Regionals. She vowed to change that in 2013.
In September of 2012 coach Zac and Cindy met after Julie Egbert introduced the two. Julie wanted Cindy to get training that would prepare her specifically for The Open. Zac began coaching Cindy and focusing mainly on her weaknesses. Long work days landed her training in the garage with heaters. Cold barbells, gloves, snow, and the will to battle it out made her stronger. Balancing two kids, work, and CrossFit programming made life busy.
In January, Cindy walked into Roots after Zac recommended she add some group classes to her training program. Having untapped athletic potential and the heart of a ferocious, yet smiling, tiger, she worked to learn the ropes of balancing technique and intensity in a competitive class setting – and she did it with a never ending gracious and warm (albeit sometimes stubborn;) approach.
Her hard work paid off this weekend with a 12th place finish at the Southwest Regional in Salt Lake City, Utah. That’s right, in one year, she went from 119th to 12th.