Tuesday 09.10.13

Ally B. lifts things up and puts them down.

Ally B. lifts things up and puts them down.

Donny
21-15-9-9-15-21
Deadlift (225, 155#)
Burpee

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The Mohamed Family.

The Mohamed Family.

A note to the CFNE Community from Derek:

It is with a lot of emotion that I need to let all of you know that I am stepping down as CFNE Competitor’s coach.

About three years ago I walked into Ben’s office looking for a way to give something back to the CFNE community that had given me so much. With the responsibilities of being a dad, a husband, a head hockey coach, and running a wealth management practice, I knew there was too much on my plate to take on the responsibility of coaching classes, but at the same time I knew I had to do something. Ben and I decided to give it some thought and see what we could come up with.

A few days later, we figured it out- I would become the CFNE competitor’s coach. It was perfect- it wouldn’t require me to teach classes, but at the same time I could have an impact helping the community in competition. While I didn’t have the background or expertise in coaching movement that our top coaches have, I did have a lot of experience in competition, and might be able to provide some advice—whether it was getting ready for a scaled division in a local throwdown, the open, or the regionals.

So- fast-forward 3 years, and as this time comes to an end my hope is that in some small way, my cheat sheets, pointers and advice have been helpful to at least a few of you along the way. However, right now I feel pretty clearly that its time for me to spend a little less time in the gym and little more time with my family, and I just don’t feel right about calling myself a “coach” at CFNE and putting myself in the same category as the rest of the world-class coaching staff that Ben has assembled if I can’t make the same commitment. I will always be willing to answer a question after class or an email about a workout as best I can, but I just can’t formally accept that role any longer.

Which brings me to an awesome piece of news:

Kevin Montoya is the new CFNE Competitor’s coach!!!

This is a huge win for the CFNE community. I can tell all of you first-hand that after competing and training side by side with Kevin on Team CFNE for the last 2 years, you will never meet a more dedicated, more committed, and more thoughtful competitor and teammate than Kevin. In addition to being a world-class athlete, his mental and physical preparation for competition is second to none, and I know that he will take this same approach in getting all of our CFNE competitors ready as well.

Please join me in congratulating Kevin in his new role!

 

138 Comments

  1. Donny: 12:15 (175#)

  2. Donny: 12:14 Rx

  3. Donny 11:27 Rx

    10 RND 30 unbroken DU 10:40 ouch but definitely needed the work

    10x OTM Squat (high bar) 275 felt heavy post WOD.

    Derek, Thanks for all you’ve done – I’m still going to bug you :)

  4. 13:15. 185#

  5. Donny: 22:42 rx

  6. 9:00 rx

  7. Donny: 11:48 (105#)

  8. “Donny” – 11:29 Rx’d

  9. Donny- 18:58 Rx

  10. Thank you all for the kind words. It means more than you know!

  11. Donny: 15:35, 135#

    So diiiirty

  12. Donny scaled: 11:34. 65# deadlift with 25 sit ups in between all sets. Shoulder tweaked fom Jake the snake :(. Fun to see all my 5:30 pm friends!!!

  13. Donny: 12:21 (125#)

    Heavier next time — deads are finally clicking for me. Fun watching Daigle and Geoff smoke this one!

  14. Donny: 19:42 95# (at home). no excuses for the slow time other than my burpees are about 10x slower than the average human. gotta get on that.

  15. Donny: 14:35, 75#. Burpees almost gave me a heart attack.
    Bummed to miss tomorrows tribute. Was living in downtown manhattan then, I remember every second of that day like it was yesterday.

  16. Christian

    1/2 Donny – 4:34 rx weight

    double under work in the back. They were not with me tonight.

  17. Donny – 8:36 Rx

    God Bless

  18. Maureen B.

    Donny: 14:33 (115#)

  19. Donny: 16:09 (155#)

  20. Half Donny: 135# and only 21-15-9 once (competing this weekend). 4:34, great to witness everyone laying it all out there.

  21. 19:48 (162#)

    2# in 162# was not to try to beat anybody Andrew Ho’s style, just wanted to DL my bodyweight for the first time! I guess tomorrow morning I would tell if it was such a bright idea to do 90 times :-)

    P.S.: Nice seeing Mr.Doole!

  22. Donny – 21:20 (205#)

    First DLs in a long time, but it felt pretty decent. Glad we got to finish up after the 20 min. cap.

    Roxxxxxaannnnnneeeee…

  23. Donny – 18:47 rx

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