October’s Member of the Month – Lisa Dysleski

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October’s Member of the Month – Lisa Dysleski

Congrats to Lisa Dysleski on being October’s member of the month!

Here was your hint:

“­­­­­­­_________________, (Dysprosium) has a high thermal neutron absorption cross-section, meaning that it is very good at absorbing neutrons. Because of this, it is used to make the control rods that are put into nuclear reactors to absorb excess neutrons and stop fission reactions getting out of control.”

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This was the hint because one day as I was writing names on the board I put “Lisa Dys” to differentiate between the two Lisas at the gym. Lisa Dysleski let me know that “Dy” is the symbol for the chemical element Dysprosium, which we agreed would be a pretty great nickname for her, being an ex-CSU chemistry professor! She has since moved on from teaching, to be the all powerful, Associate Dean at the CSU College of Natural Sciences (Tony Franks lead advisor, I’m sure of it!).

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Lisa was reffered to the gym by a friend. She came into fundamentals not sure if it was the right environment for her or not…

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At the time, we were running Fundamentals in the evening during the week, she waded her way towards the back of the gym trying not to be noticed as a busy and very eccentric class finished up. Then, coach Mike jokingly shouts “Hey! I know you! You failed me in Chemistry!” Lisa chuckles and says, “noooooo…you failed YOURSELF!” The two chatted and joked for a minute before class and Lisa began Fundamentals, the start of her legendary Yeti Cave journey, in becoming one of the many rockstars in the gym.

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Running for the sake of running…the very nightmare that brings many into a CrossFit gym to avoid. Lisa’s goal was a bit different. We set out to make her a healthier, functional, safer, stronger, and faster runner. Why would someone want that?! Well Lisa came from an Ultra running background…she had completed not one, but FOUR 100 MILE RACES! And our goal was to fix her up and help her able to do whatever she wants, even another 100 mile race if she wanted too.

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Lisa is typically found at the 5:15am class, but is known about in all the classes at the gym. Much like Austin setting the bar for the men for the day, her scores are often used as a benchmark by the ladies in the later classes. A difficult mark to beat that’s for sure!

Lisa never came into Yeti Cave with the intention of being competitive with other people, but she does compete with herself immensely. She started faithfully inputting her workouts in Beyond the Whiteboard when she started and was HOOKED on bettering those pesky scores/grades that the workout tracking system gives out. Since she has joined the gym, Lisa has averaged 4.2 workouts per week. When she started at the gym the “BTWB overlords” gave her a 33 overall fitness level. As you can imagine for someone who completed four 100mi races, that did not sit well with her. Since then, her overall rating has DOUBLED to a 66 overall! Which is right on track with what Beyond the Whiteboard says progression typically takes. Check out: https://btwb.blog/2014/07/08/how-long-does-it-take-to-improve-in-crossfit/

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What’s also very cool is how supportive she is of everyone in the gym. There have been countless stories of people doing various races/events in town and they report how “yes it was fun, but WOW, how cool that LISA came to watch!”

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Since Lisa isn’t known to be someone seeking out crowds, I was pleasantly surprised when she joined a team of Yetis to compete at the Project Uplift competition in September. Lisa, Caty Bator, Ryan, and Austin Pace, of course had the most bad ass name of all the teams, the “Slaughterers…” And being a collective group of some of the smartest at the gym, their shirts were pretty clever. Can you read the elements on the shirts they made for the comp in this picture?

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Lisa is quite inspirational to many in the gym. Currently she’s been doing not only the class workouts but extra rowing workouts, as she plans to CRUSH the marathon row all on her own when that rolls around in the gym programming. And when I say extra workouts I mean casually going 10k..12…14…16k after a hard CrossFit workout!

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People admire not just the extra dedication, extra workouts but also her outstanding form! She loves when I ask her to demo a movement during class 😉

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I feel lucky to have Lisa at the gym. She is so smart and must internally deal with so much to put up with me as her knuckle dragging caveman coach 😉 It’s a blast to hear about her crazy running, adventures with her cool husband, and science stories. If you see her, be sure to congratulate her on being the Yeti Cave Member of the month this month!

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#wintheweek

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Fun Workouts for Sept. 3-9th!

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Monday
Labor Day

*We only have ONE class today 10:30am, BBQ noon-2pm!

Team Workout
20min AMRAP:
Partner A) Run 400m
Partner B) 10 x DB thrusters (50/35)
*Switch after every 400m
*Score is total distance, tiebreak is # DB thrusters

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Tuesday

For time: 3 rounds of:
5 Bar Muscle-ups
5 Snatches, 155/105 lbs
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3 rounds of:
15 Deadlifts, 155/105 lbs
30 Air Squats
-- then --
3 rounds of:
5 Bar Muscle-ups
5 Cleans, 155/105 lbs

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Wednesday

2014 CrossFit Games - Triple 3
For time:
Row, 3000 m
300 Double Unders
Run, 3 mi

fun workouts

Thursday

4 rounds for time of:
Handstand Hold, 1 min
Static Hang, 1 min
15 Dumbbell Shoulder Press, 50/35 lbs
15 Weighted Pull-ups, 50/35 lbs

*Use 2 dumbbells for presses, 1 for pull-ups.

Yoga at 7:15pm

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Friday

Overhead Squat 5x3 at 75% 1RM

Rest as needed between sets.

Skill Focus:
- Snatch Balance
- Snatch-grip Jerk from behind the neck

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Saturday

Team Workouts
Fundamentals 11am-12:15pm

fun workouts

Sunday

Boot Camp 10am and 11am

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Member of the Month

Member of the Month – Hannah Rininger!

Congrats to Hannah Rininger for being August’s Member of the Month!

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When Hannah started at the gym she came across as slightly shy and timid, turns out she’s anything but! It didn’t take her long after Fundamentals to start attacking workouts and new movements! Not only does she get after the workout, but her intensity and effort raise the energy of the entire class, it’s very clear that her presence gives those around her confidence to try harder too.

Member of the Month

Hannah brings a serious amount of focus to each workout. You can see it all over her face in the middle of a lift, run or gymnastics movement. It will throw me off sometimes while coaching, to the point I ask if she’s ok…lol…she is definitely ok…she just has the focused look of a professional “CrossFitter” tackling the final event of the CrossFit Games. Her passion, focus, effort, and positivity is contagious and makes it simply a blast to have her in class.

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She typically stays after the class too, working on extra mobility and recovery. But not just off in the corner by herself, she usually has 2-3 others roped into doing extra recovery as well, joking around, laughing and having fun, ya’ll can thank her for helping you feel better after workouts 😉

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It’s rare for Hannah to miss Team Workouts on Saturdays. And if you don’t know already, you know now that you want to be on her team! Hannah lays it all on the line for the team. You’ll see her leading and sychronizing everyone’s efforts to maximize the progress through the workout. She’s very motivational and encouraging to everyone regardless if they’re new or experienced gym members.

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Be sure to congratulate her when you see her on being August’s Member of the Month! Hannah is a great representative of Yeti Cave’s positive culture and values. She continues to #wintheweek one week at a time, bettering her fitness and the community in the gym!

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Connor – July’s Member of the Month

Congrats to Conner Salem for being July’s Member of the Month!

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Hard to find any photos of this stud with a shirt on…your welcome ladies 😉

When Conner first started at the gym, he expressed that he wanted to train to become a Navy Seal. I looked him, the much scrawnier version of Connor that most gym members wouldn’t recognize now, and knew there was plenty of work to be done. At the time he couldn’t really do even a single correct pull-up, and his pushups were weak, lots of sagging in the middle and partial reps at best.

We laid out a plan.

Not only did Connor begin to do each days CrossFit workout but he did the extra work we talked about. He was running in the mornings before work, would do the CrossFit workout for the day, then do a series of pull-up and pushups, and would swim on top of that multiple times a week.

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Conner also has a big heart. He would be the first to help out other members at the gym, or offer encouragement. Anytime someone in the gym wanted to do extra pull-up/pushup work he would help them get through it, whether he had already done his extra work or not!

Now Connor can rip off a set of 25 strict pull-ups and has fantastic pushup form in the range of 75-80 reps! He’s gained around 15lbs of muscle and is signing with the Navy, ship out date TBD.

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Since we don’t know exactly when he’s getting out of here, make sure to congratulate him the next time you see him and enjoy a workout with him. I’m sure if you ask he will do an extra set of pull-ups with you before he goes 😉

I can’t wait to hear about the future training and all the awesome stuff he’s going to go do.

Connor came into the gym disciplined and mentally tough, he trained his tail off, and now I have no doubt that he’s got the physical ability to help him crush each test that he’s about to face.

 

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CrossFit

Weekly Workouts June 18-24th

CrossFit  CrossFit

Monday

CrossFit
10 rounds for time of:
1 Power Snatch, 185/125 lbs
3 Overhead Squats, 185/125 lbs

CrossFit  CrossFit

Tuesday

CrossFit
For time:
Row, 2000 m
100 Wall Balls, 20/14 lbs
20 Muscle-ups

CrossFit  CrossFit

Wednesday

CrossFit
Double Helen
3 rounds for time of:
Run, 800 m
42 Kettlebell Swings, 1.5/1 pood
24 Pull-ups

TEAM OPTION
As a team complete 6 rounds for time:
42 KB swings
24 pullups

*While one partner works, the other runs 400m
*Rotate after the partner running 400m gets back, pick up where they left off

CrossFit  CrossFit

Thursday

CrossFit
CrossFit Games Open 18.2
1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 reps for time of:
Dumbbell Squat, 50/35 lbs Bar Facing Burpee

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CrossFit Games Open 18.2A
1-rep-max clean

Yoga@7:15pm

CrossFit  CrossFit

Friday

CrossFit
Bench Press 4x5 at 80% 1RM

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Back Squat 1-1-1-1-1-1-1
*Use the heaviest weight you can for each set.

CrossFit  CrossFit

Saturday
Team Workouts
Fundamentals 11am-12:15pm

CrossFit  CrossFit

Sunday
Boot camp 9am-2pm

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Weekly Workouts June 11-17th

CrossFit  CrossFit

Monday

CrossFit
5 rounds, 3 mins each of:
10 Front Squats, 185/125 lbs
10 Box Jumps, 36/30 in
Max reps in time remaining, Row Calories

*Rest 3 mins between rounds.

CrossFit  CrossFit

Tuesday

CrossFit
CrossFit Open 18.1
Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 mins of:
8 Toes-to-bars
10 Dumbbell Hang Clean & Jerks, 50/35 lbs
14/12 Row Calories

CrossFit  CrossFit

Wednesday

CrossFit
“Havana”
Complete as many rounds as possible in 25 mins of:
150 Double Unders
50 Push-ups
15 Power Cleans, 185/125 lbs

TEAM OPTION
Team “Hanana”
25min Team AMRAP
Partner A) Assault Bike 35/25 cal then rotate
Partner B) Works through:
150 Double Unders
50 Push-ups
15 Power Cleans, 185/125 lbs

*When partner A hits the Cals designated, rotate where partner B left off
*Score is team AMRAP score

CrossFit  CrossFit

Thursday

CrossFit
21-18-15-12-9-6-3 reps, for time of:
Handstand Push-up
L-Sit Pull-Up

Yoga @7:15pm

CrossFit  CrossFit

Friday

CrossFit
Bench Press 4x8 at 75% 1RM
-then-
Complete as many rounds as possible in 7 mins of:
10 Sumo Deadlift High-pulls, 135/95 lbs
10 Push Press, 135/95 lbs

CrossFit  CrossFit

Saturday
Team Workouts
Fundamentals 11am-12:15pm

CrossFit  CrossFit

Sunday
Boot camp 9am-2pm

CrossFit  CrossFit

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bootcamp

Weekly Workouts May 21-27th

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Monday

CrossFit
Bench press
5x5 @ 75%
-then-
Complete as many rounds as possible in 5 minutes of:
 3 deadlifts
 7 push presses
Men: 275-lb. deadlift, 115-lb. push press
Women: 185-lb. deadlift, 75-lb. push press

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Tuesday

CrossFit
“T”
 5 rounds for time of:
 100-meter sprint
 10 squat clean thrusters
 15 kettlebell swings
 100-meter sprint
Rest 2 minutes
Men: 115 lb. and 2 pood
Women: 75 lb. and 1.5 pood

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Wednesday

CrossFit
TEAM DAY

bootcamp

Thursday

CrossFit
Shoulder press 1-1-1-1-1 reps
Push press 1-1-1-1-1 reps
Push jerk 1-1-1-1-1 reps

Try to increase the load on each of the 15 reps.

Yoga @7:15pm

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Friday

CrossFit
Complete as many rounds as possible in 12 minutes of:
20 GHD sit-ups
10 left-arm overhead walking lunges
10 right-arm overhead walking lunges
Men: 60-lb. dumbbell
Women: 40-lb. dumbbell

bootcamp

Saturday
Team Workouts
Fundamentals 11am-12:15pm

bootcamp

Sunday
Boot Camp 9am-2pm

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bootcamp in fort collins

Weekly Workouts May 14-20

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Monday 

CrossFit 
Bench Press 5x8 at 70% 
-then- 
21-15-9 reps, for time of: 
Snatch, 115/75 lbs 
Box Jump, 24/20 in 

CrossFit Cardio Session 1 
Death By Pull-up With a continuously running clock perform: 1 Pull-up in the first 1 min 
2 Pull-ups in the second 1 min 
3 Pull-ups in the third 1 min ... 
Continuing this for as long as you are able. 
*must rest remainder of the min after completing required reps 

CrossFit Cardio Session 2 
Nicole 
Complete as many rounds in 20 minutes as you can of: 
Run, 400 m max rep Pull-ups 
*In beyond the whiteboard log rounds first then plug in reps             

CrossFit Cardio Session 3 
4 rounds for time of: 
Run, 400 m 50 Air Squats 

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Tuesday 

CrossFit 
7 rounds for time of: 
14 Dumbbell Deadlifts, 50/35 lbs 
14 Alternating Dumbbell Shoulder Press, 50/35 lbs 

*Just one head of each db has to touch the ground on deadlift 
*Must hold both db’s at the shoulders during alternating presses 

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Wednesday 

CrossFit 
For time: 
30 Overhead Walking Lunge With Plates, 45/25 lbs 
30 Knees-to-elbows 
30 Sit-ups 
30 Row Calories 
30 Sit-ups 
30 Knees-to-elbows 
30 Overhead Walking Lunge With Plates, 45/25 lbs 

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Thursday 

CrossFit 
Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 mins of: 
25 Burpees 
15 Back Squats, 1x bodyweight 

Yoga@7:15pm 

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Friday 

CrossFit 
For time: 30 Muscle-ups 

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Saturday

Individual “Murph” 
Fundamentals 11am-12:15pm 

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Sunday 

Boot Camp 9am-2pm

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bootcamp in fort collins

Weekly Workouts April 30- May 6th

bootcamp in fort collins

Monday

CrossFit
Bench press
5x3 @ 75%
-then-
“18.Zero”
21-15-9 reps, for time of: One Arm Alternating Dumbbell Snatch, 50/35 lbs
Burpee Over Dumbbell

CrossFit Cardio Session 1
For time:
Row 500m

CrossFit Cardio Session 2
For time:
Row 1000m

CrossFit Cardio Session 3
For time:
Row 5km

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Tuesday

CrossFit
For time:
10 Muscle-ups
25 Thrusters, 75/55 lbs
Row, 1000 m
25 Thrusters, 75/55 lbs
10 Muscle-ups

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Wednesday

CrossFit
Eva
5 rounds for time of:
Run, 800 m
30 Kettlebell Swings, 70/53lbs
30 Pull-ups

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Thursday

CrossFit
21-15-9 reps, for time of:
Push Press, 135/95 lbs
Power Clean, 135/95 lbs

Yoga @7:15pm

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Friday

CrossFit
3 rounds for time of:
21 Row Calories
12 Handstand Push-ups
3 Rope Climbs, 15 ft

bootcamp in fort collins

Saturday
Team Workouts
Fundamentals 11am-12:15pm

bootcamp in fort collins

Sunday
Rowing Club 9am

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boot camp fort collins

Weekly Workouts April 23-29th

Best day to bring beginner friends this week are Monday, Tuesday and Saturday!

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Monday

CrossFit
Bench 5x5 at 70%
-then-
Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of:
 20 medicine-ball cleans
 60 double-unders

Men: 20-lb. ball
Women: 14-lb. ball

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CrossFit Cardio Session 1
Helen
3 rounds for time of: 
Run, 400 m 
21 Kettlebell Swings, 1.5/1 pood 
12 Pull-ups

CrossFit Cardio Session 2
As many reps as possible in 2 mins of: 
Double Under

CrossFit Cardio Session 3
CrossFit Games Open 11.2
Complete as many rounds as possible in 15 mins of: 
9 Deadlifts, 155/100 lbs 
12 Hand Release Push-ups 
15 Box Jumps, 24/20 in

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Tuesday

CrossFit
On a 25-minute clock, 5 rounds of:
 Row for 50 seconds, rest 10 seconds
 Row for 40 seconds, rest 20 seconds
 Row for 30 seconds, rest 30 seconds
 Row for 20 seconds, rest 40 seconds
 Row for 10 seconds, rest 50 seconds

Record distance for each interval or total distance accumulated 

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Wednesday

CrossFit
Front squat 3-3-3 reps
Thruster 3-3-3 reps
Push jerk 3-3-3 reps

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Thursday

CrossFit
Complete as many rounds as possible in 10 minutes of:
 5 power snatches
 10 overhead walking lunges
 1 rope climb, 15-ft. rope

Men: 95 lb.
Women: 65 lb.

Yoga@7:15pm

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Friday

CrossFit
Overhead squat 3-3-3-3-3 reps

boot camp fort collins

Saturday
Team Workouts
Fundamentals 11am-12:15pm

boot camp fort collins

Sunday
Rowing Club 9am

boot camp fort collins