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Rebel Rising Competition with Kenneth Leverich

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Last month I had the great opportunity to compete with my friend and SoCal beast Kenneth Leverich at the Rebel Rising Partner Competition. I got the invite and jumped at the chance to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital while getting to throwdown with some top SoCal athletes! The competition was a great event for the community and a unique format with a single division for same sex or co-ed partners. Red Wolf CrossFit hosted the event, they wanted to showcase the athletes and affiliates who are competing with emphasis on “Quality” over “Quantity” and giving back to the community. I was humbled to be invited and the competition couldn’t have gone better! Kenny and I came out on top after the 3 events,  it was a close finish with my friends Jon Pera/David Millar coming in second and Reid Worthington/Aaron Gardner rounding out the top 3. The workouts were challenging and the finishes were close, in the end Kenny and I pulled off a third, first, and second place finish. It was a great experience and hopping on top of that podium definitely fueled my fire for this upcoming competition season.

*Photo Credit: Rodridgo Ortiz, FUNning, Julianne McDorman*

CrossFit Defense Course at CrossFit Enumclaw

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This past Saturday I had the chance to bring CrossFit Defense to the Northwest (just outside of Seattle) at a great box, CrossFit Enumclaw. This was my first time coaching an athletes course solo and I was excited to deliver the experience from everything I have learned from Tony Blauer (creator of the S.P.E.A.R. System and CrossFit Defense). The CrossFit Defense course is such a great opportunity for the CrossFit community. Anyone who has found a home at any of the CrossFit affiliates worldwide understands what is so special about the kind of environment boxes provide. CrossFit gyms are filled with like minded individuals who are committed to becoming better, fitter, stronger people. CrossFit Defense teaches them to also be safer. Check out crossfitdefense.com where you can find more details on the course and find one to attend!

Representing #kinnickbutter at Battle of the Boxes in Monterey, Mexico!

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Recently I had the awesome opportunity to bring the Kinnick Butter to Monterey Mexico at a competition inspired by CrossFit Kinnick’s own Battle of the Boxes. The CrossFit community is growing rapidly in Mexico and Latin America and I was honored to be invited as a special guest! The team competition was sold out and held in a huge indoor facility normally used for soccer and arena football. Energy was high and it was a great time getting to judge some heats, push some of the competitors through the workouts, and meet so many new faces. Much butter was spread and I am looking forward to returning in the future for more Battles! Huge thanks to my hosts and the CrossFit community in Monterey for being so welcoming!

#kinnickbutternation is Headed to Costa Rica!

     December 7-8, 2013 the butter is going international…I am very excited about an opportunity that has come my way to share my passion for CrossFit with the CrossFit Kreios community in San José, Costa Rica! We will be running the #kinnickbutternation Training Camp, a two day course covering a broad range of topics that apply to everyone from top level competitors to the new CrossFitter. The topics include: daily and competition-focused nutrition, supplements, advanced movements (butterfly pull ups, muscle ups, etc.), olympic and power lifting technique, and more! The CrossFit community in Latin America is taking off and I can’t wait to share my experience and knowledge in the beautiful country of Costa Rica!
     Throughout my 6+ years of CrossFit I have gained a lot of experience through my own development as an athlete and through the development of my members at CrossFit Kinnick. I feel our gym is really unique in that we have very few members who started out as great athletes. Even I started CrossFit de-conditioned, overweight, and far from healthy. My initial goals were not to make the CrossFit games, but to just gain control of my fitness and health. My passion for CrossFit and the sport took off from there and I have since worked nonstop to reach my goals, resulting in my competing in 4 CrossFit Games (2008, 2009, 2011, 2012). I am the only male athlete in SoCal to have reached the games 4 times as an individual. I have learned just as much from developing my athletes at CrossFit Kinnick, where again, we have very few “natural athletes,” but we know what it takes to reach top ranks in competitions; over the years we have had a masters athlete (John Allaire) compete at the 2010 games and finish 8th overall, and our affiliate team has competed at the games in 2009 and at regionals every year since then, including a 4th place finish at the 2013 SoCal regionals, just missing a trip to the games. I also have gained great experience programming for myself, my gym, and for athletes around the world including Iceland, South America, Mexico, Australia, Canada, and all over the US. This includes 2013 games athlete Jeremy Herider (masters 40-44, 12th place overall), and 2013 games affiliate team CrossFit Stodin (17th place overall) as they prepared for the games  All in all I am really looking forward to meeting everyone at CrossFit Kreios and sharing my passion for CrossFit.
     I am readily available to put on the #kinnickbutternation Training Camp for those interested, if you want to have the #kinnickbutternation come to your box please contact me at jeremy@crossfitkinnick.com! I would love to share my experiences and spread butter with as much of the CrossFit community as I can reach!


Post workout at 2012 Reebok Crossfit Games
Post workout at 2012 Reebok Crossfit Games

Please pass the BUTTER!  Join the #kinnickbutternation!  If you’re interested in Nutrition Guidance and/or Personalized Programming shoot me a message at Jeremy@CrossfitKinnick.com for details.