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New Graduate: Bewick

The string of pull-up graduations continue with our good friend Nick Bewick. He's been working on this one for a bit, and during the warmup of the five thirty session this afternoon his first pull-up finally came through!

Keep it going bro! Next up is the handstand!

Pics of the Week: Babies, Bewick, Collin (who?), and C'mon NuNu

So a few entries this week, first of which comes from cousins from our Babies session, Jacqueline and Ashlee, enjoying the warm weather last weekend.

Next, if you hadn't noticed we've been without our sweat fiend Nick Bewick for the past week. That, apparently, is because his family is on vacation, and he sent in this picture from Rainier National Park.

Hopefully we see them back soon (including Cameron, who is a new member of the Babies crew).

Next up we have a surprise appearance from a Champions Club OG after Tuesday's session:

You're beard's weirdAnd lastly, NuNu wanted to make sure everyone knew he did the runs on Tuesday without shoes. Except...


Campus Improv Eats - Bewick For Dinner

This evening Nick Bewick sent me a picture of his post-4:30 pm-workout meal: the classic spaghetti and meatballs.

Here's the breakdown:

  • Protein: Meatballs. Balls of meat. Four fantastically round, gooed together, probably spicy, meat chunks.
  • Carbohydrate: The noodles. Pasta sauce.
  • Fat: I think the label he sent me said there was some fat in the sauce.

Win or loss: Loss. Look, I'm Italian and I absolutely love any and all forms of pasta. Olive Garden is glorious, and white bread is best used for spaghetti sandwiches. Unfortunately, noodles (even the "healthy" kind) are very dense in carbohydrate, making it very hard to balance out. I understand it can get tricky, because if you balled up the noodles, they'd probably cover asmuch area as the meatballs, and it would be easy to think you're even up on protein and carbohydrate. But in reality, for the picture above, there is about thiiiiiiisss much protein and thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiissssssssss much carbohydrate. Change the noodles to broccoli and the carbohydrate content would probably be so low you would need to add more. And yes, this is post-workout, but I still prefer to use common sense; you can never go wrong with finding balance.

Next time. Two option here (assuming the spaghetti has to be eaten): my first preference is to count this as a cheat meal and just load up as much pasta on your plate as you can until you start growing spaghetti hair like those Play-Doh things. In other words, count your losses, enjoy the spaghetti, and just get back on track with the next meal. Number two would be to just cut the noodles not quite in half, but close to it, keep the same meet content, and add some nuts with the balls of meat (lol) to compensate for the noodles not holding you over for long. It's important to remember that you can still find balance in classic meals like hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza, and spaghetti if you really want to.

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.

New Graduate: Bewick

Peer pressure is fantastic, and Nick Bewick has really been ducking his first rope climb for a minute. So at the 4:30 session, I put him on the spot and he showed off what he's been capable of for probably three months now. He got his first rope climb!

What would have been even sweeter is if I actually posted this when it happened. This video is from like the first or second day of Summer. I am ashamed.

But still, Nick you have been steady improving since Day 1. Keep it going and I will not forget about posting your first handstand or first pull-up.

Pics of the Week Have Some Catching Up To Do

We had a few really good submissions for Pics of the Week. First up is a creeper pic of Shannon's wrist. Why Shannon's wrist?

Because she's a witch, of course! Now we know why she goes fast.

Next up is a DropBox picture from Bewick. When he was in need of an extra plate to help with his shoulder mobility, he 3 year-old son helped him out.

And finally we have the All-Star crew who helped out at the Powerlifting meet on Saturday.

New Graduate: Bewick's First Push-up

Just a heads up kids: normal session times even if there is snow day tomorrow (Tuesday)

Just a heads up kids: normal session times even if there is snow day tomorrow (Tuesday)

Just a heads up kids: normal session times even if there is snow day tomorrow (Tuesday)

During Fundamentals towards the end of last month, Nick Bewick came in on Day 1 about as far away from a push-up as one would expect a 30-something year old manboy. But after the second day his brain was making the connection to his body on the correct movement pattern, and I though he actually was going to get his first push-up within a month. Welp, today was that day!

Like a first pull-up or rope climb, Nick's push-up was not the prettiest, but he went shoulders first, kept elbows in and didn't let his chest or legs hit.

Good job Nick!