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Entries in mrs. kroll blank stare extraordinaire (13)

Beast Mode: Mrs. Kroll

I was really considering skipping the max effort deadlifts yesterday because I didn't think it would look good. Man was I wrong. Coach Casey, Evan, Schornack, Barry, Angie, Erica, and Jesse all flipped the script and turned out excellent form even though I was not expecting as much. And we also saw some very impressive numbers.

Mrs. Kroll has been quietly having a fantastic fall of CrossFit training hiding out at the 8:30 am session. Yesterday she topped out at an impressive 155-lbs. for her 3 rep max! I think that is actually more than her previous 1-rep max. Check it out.

Beast Mode: Mrs. Kroll

Over the weekend, Mrs. Kroll participated in the Run the Plank 5k in Macomb, finishing with a time of 36:44. She said she had to alternate between jogging and walking a bit, but - unfortunately for her - she had my voice in her head talking about "lean" and "pull the feet" and ended up strong on the kick. Since I doubt she's ever gone 36 minutes without a potty break, I would assume we can factor those in the mix as well!

For real though, this is a great accomplishment Mrs. Kroll! Let us know when the next one is and we'll try to make it out and cheer you on.

New Graduate: Mrs. Kroll

This morning Mrs. Kroll was the lone ranger at the 8:30 session and we got a lot of quality work and experimenting done that I'll surely pass on to the evening sessions later today.

But the bigger news was during our warm-up, she got her first ever double-under after 4 attempts!

Mama Kroll is coming up on her 3-year anniversary and for her to commit to a nearly hour drive to come out our way I really appreciate and am thankful for. I expect within a few months we'll be getting a first pull-up post as well. But in the meantime, good work Mrs. Kroll!

Beast Mode: Mrs. Kroll

Mrs. Kroll was the lone ranger at the 8:30 am session yesterday. We got the chance to get kind of picky on the timing going from the ground, which is something she doesn't normally do. So while that did look good, it means that we didn't spend a lot of attention on the position of the knees or depth because with the moms you can't really give them more than one thing to think about.

With that being said, I thought this looked very good. Fatigue is a great way to challenge mechanics, and Mrs. Kroll was on point for most of her reps. Her weight went 45x10, 55x5, 65x3, and 70x1. Check it out.

New Graduate: Mrs. Kroll

Sometimes peer pressure is the best way to get things accomplished. And sometimes it's just pain old trickery, deception, and manipulation. All techniques were on display yesterday at the 4:30 session when Mrs. Kroll got on the rope fully expecting to do a half-climb. Unbeknownst (spelling?) to her, her daughter was lying in wait wth the camera on record. Then peer pressure took over. Here's what we got:

Mrs. Kroll's first rope climb! Great job kiddo!

New Graduates: Mrs. Kroll and Mr. Warthman

At the 8:30 am session yesterday morning, Mrs. Kroll got her first ever double under while practicing during the warmup.

While it was not the prettiest, she still got it. Now she will be working to connect them hopefully. Keep up the good work Mrs. Kroll!

Later on that day, I was talking to JZ at the 6:30 session when a horrifying sight caught my attention out of the cornr of my eye: Mr. Warthman in a headstand by the wall with nothing but hard surfaces to fall into. I left JZ and sprinted to the wall, only to witness this:

According to the Blobfather, he had done numerous HSPUs during his early CrossFit days, but has yet to get one here at the Champions Club. Great job my man!

Beast Mode: Mom Power

Those were not typos from Friday's max effort deadlift session. The moms put on a show from morning to the evening. Mrs. Pip pr'd despite not being able to bend her right index finger, Mrs. Carey was not far behind, Mrs. Fitz cracked the 200-lb. mark. And yet, even those efforts did not make the Beast Mode highlights. Instead, we have Mrs. Kroll and Arlene from the 8:30 am session.

Big lifts and great form. Keep up the good work girls!