The slideshow above will give you some insight into my gym and the training equipment that come with it. After the Iron Cat, training is never over. I am back training for another competition in June, and luckily for me, it is going to be at my gym, CrossFit Austin. If you haven’t already noticed that my weightlifting gym is also a CrossFit gym. At CrossFit Austin, there is a variety of programs ranging not just for CrossFit but other programs like weightlifting, massage therapy, and private lessons.
These five featured pictures are a glimpse of what the gym is truly made of, and when I first entered the gym, I was overwhelmed because I never saw anything like it before. At CrossFit Austin there is no air-conditioning, there are big bay doors and big fans that provide some sense of circulation and relief after you are done with a workout. I’ve been asked so many times over these past three years, why would I workout in a place that has no A/C? And I had the same thought when I joined, but after the first couple months the pounds fell off like ice cream off a cone in the middle of the summer, after a couple of months of joining CrossFit Austin. I saw the results that I had always wanted, and not only that I was able to do things like pull-ups and push-ups that I had never thought I could do before.
In my introduction, I talked about how I was introduced to Olympic Weightlifting through CrossFit, and how prepared me for these big lifts today. CrossFit gave me the strength and base to work up to these big numbers like a 200-pound back squat that I can do today.