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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!

BUTTER-FLY Kipping Pull up Tutorial

If you haven’t heard it before I am known for my reference to all things BUTTER. Its not because I am a huge fan of BUTTER per say (even though I am) but rather because I like to change the mindset of things that are tough or challenging and call them BUTTER or essentially say they are easy like BUTTER. This has morphed and evolved into an very rare and special form of BUTTER known as KINNICKBUTTER which then when added to a large group of Crossfitters has turned into the #kinnickbutternation…please pass the BUTTER!! So naturally one of my best or favorite movements is the Butterfly pull up and coincidentally I have created a different and what I believe to be a more effective approach to learning the Butterfly Pull up. When done properly and based on the pre-requisites that I set forth in the video is a very safe and effective way to get more work done in less time.  Some of you may have seen this video but I thought I would share it again and get you all on your way to mastering the Butterfly kipping pull up!  After watching the video and immediately learning the Butterfly kipping pull up please post up your video with your new PR.  Let me know if you have any questions.  Enjoy! And please pass the BUTTER!!!

#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!

Win Everyday


**Photo taken at Reebok Crossfit One in Canton, MA the day before the Crossfit Defense Specialty Course with Tony Blauer.  

**Pictured on the left is Tony Blauer.

“Win everyday” ~ Me. Enjoy the journey. Embrace the struggle. Endure the pain. Reap the rewards.  Something I have been saying lately is rather than getting overwhelmed with thinking about all the future goals or plans that you have rather try focusing on today.  Focus on what needs to be accomplished for you to take one step closer to that end goal.  Having a direction you are heading is important but if you are not taking the steps forward daily you will not reach your goals.  Its fairly simple and merely a shift in focus.  Win today and do that consistently and before you know it you will be on your way to spreading much BUTTER!!! #kinnickbutternation…please pass the BUTTER!!