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Beast Mode: Mrs. Tara and Mrs. Bennis

Thrusters are universally known as one of the toughest movements CrossFit has to offer. Doing a relatively heavy weight for 7-15 reps doesn't make them any more fun.

At the 4:30 session yesterday, the troublemaking duo of Mrs. Bennis and Mrs. Tara took their shot at 65 lbs. for what seemed like a half hour doing set after set of lots of reps. Here's their final one of the day:

New Graduate: Mrs. Tara

Tara Colussi has been off-and-on so far this fall (usually more off than on) with having to cart the kids around and participating in a 6-week bootcamp her friends challenged her to. But rumor is her draft stock is back on the up-and-up. Yesterday's workout was a great showing for her, but the real highlight came during the warmup when she got her first rope climb!

Great job Mrs. Tara! I mean, Coach Casey did get his first rope climb like 5 months ago, but you keep doing your thing!

Beast Mode: Mrs. Tara

Yesterday we spent a lot of time with each session trying to get the timing down on the split jerk. Much to my surprise, Mrs. Tara had it down about as good as anyone at the 6:30 session. Here's her last set of the night at 70 lbs.

Does it Count: Triple Pull-up Edition

Yesterday we had quite a few New Graduates with Josie and Jen Ash's double unders, the entire 10 am session got their first rope climb, and in the afternoon we had three near pull-ups at the 4:30 session: Coach Casey (who is sometimes called ManCasey, Mrs. Tara (his loving and supportive wife), and Nick Bewick. Check it out!

Do they count? Is this just their way of showing their jealousy at Mr. Bennis and his lofty, resume'-worthy Athlete of the Week award? You guys make the call.

Sunday Highlights: Handstand Practice

I always like doing video highlights of handstands or handstand push-ups; with the exception of Lindsey running on the sidewalk most of us have a pretty good sense of what we are doing when we are in the upright orientation, but when we are flipped upside-down things get a little tricky.

Yesterday at the team workout we did some practice with static handstand holds, and for the new parents this might have been their first time practicing this since Fundamentals. Here's how it looked.

New Graduate: Mrs. Colussi

Yesterday afternoon, Mrs. Colussi finished her 7th and final Fundamentals session with the traditional Helen - modified with 200m runs, 12k kettlebells, and ring rows.

It has been predetermined by me: Mrs. Colussi will be the most hated parent in our parents crew. You know that person who always seems to be good at everything? That's her. She has endurance, strength, and mobility. In fact, she'll probably be our first parent to perform a pistol at some point in the near future. Go ahead Mr. Carey... you do the honors!

For real though, it's been a really good set of Fundamentals sessions for Mrs. Colussi. The main thing that sticks out as a weakness in her midline control. She's also one of those chronic thinkers along the Nick Bewick mold, so she'll sometimes get in her own way. But everything else seemed to be on point. Now the entire Colussi family is in the Champions Club (Dylan with the middle school group and Mallory with the babies) so it should be pretty entertaining at their household. With Mrs. Colussi's work schedule, she might jump around from session to session, but I think we'll get a good commitment out of her. Or else Mallory will get on her case! Welcome to the crew!

Ghosts of Champions Club past: Jamie Laurencelle but polite and probably better at scrabble

New Kid on the Block: Mrs. Colussi

As I was setting up for the team workout on Sunday, I noticed Coach Casey Colussi walk in with Dylan and Mallory, who were accompanying him for their Babies session right after. I also saw Mrs. Colussi come in behind them, but instead of her usual blue jeans and boots I saw workout pants and gym shoes. One team workout later we had another mommy in the Fundamentals pipeline.

Mrs. Colussi comes in with a pretty extended fitness experience in the form of bootcamps and other workouts programs. She was a dancer in her younger years and seems to carry the flexibility with her still. We had our first session this morning and I can honestly say she is one of the best moving parents I've ever taken through - right up there with Mrs. Anderson. We'll see how that plays out over the course of Fundamentals, but it's definitely a good sign for now. See you guys after Day 7...