It’s Summertime in South Lake Tahoe, and with it comes the sun, the beach, the road construction, and the TRAFFIC! During this crazy season, please give yourself enough time to get to class on time. Five to ten minutes late may mean you are missing a warm-up specifically designed for that day’s WOD. Fifteen minutes late means you’ve missed the warm-up and probably the instructions for the lift or movements required for the safe execution of the WOD. If you are running that late, please consider coming to the next scheduled class. We want you to have a fun and injury-free hour! Thanks for your understanding in this matter.
Saturday, June 27, 2015
Five Complete Rounds with a Partner:
A. 20 Push-ups (10 Push-ups)
B. 15 Calorie Row (10 Calorie Row)
C. 20 Kettlebell Swings 70/53 (15 Swings @ 26/18)
Work with a partner alternating exercises until both partners have completed 5 rounds. So Partner 1 does (A) 20 push-ups. Then Partner 2 rows for 15 calories (B). Partner 1 completes (C) 20 Kettlebell Swings. Next Partner 2 does (A) 20 Push-ups. Continue in this fashion until both partners have completed 5 rounds of all exercises.
You probably know Kent Wattanachinda from his very successful mountain bike business located in Meyers, CA. Established in May 2004, Watta Bike has been the locals’ choice for tune-ups, custom wheel builds, and sales of the latest badass mountain bike available. Kent has a wealth of knowledge and has created a local-based business that flourishes in the summer as well as the winter as Watta Bike ‘n Snow, with ski and snowboard rentals and gear for all levels of rider. Originally from Bangkok, Thailand, Kent moved to the US in 1976. After several years in San Diego, Kent relocated to South Lake Tahoe and has spent the last twenty years riding the trails in and around the Lake Tahoe Basin. Kent married his sweetheart, Jennifer in 2000 and he has a son, Tyler who is a freshman at South Tahoe High School. Soft spoken and always kind, Kent is the type of person that leaves an impression on you.
Kent is this month’s CrossFitter of the Month at STCF.
Four years ago, Kent Wattanachinda was talked into checking out South Tahoe CrossFit by Del Lafountain, a long time friend and endurance athlete. Kent had known that Monika Renk, another mountain bike enthusiast like himself, was also a trainer at STCF. However, he was never one to really embrace the whole weightlifting scene. He’d always liked exercise, having been an avid mountain biker in San Diego and then South Lake Tahoe for many years; he enjoyed more of the endurance and cardio-type of activity than weightlifting. He decided to give it a try…and here he is four years later! Stronger and faster!
Like so many people, Kent had been curious about CrossFit. According to Kent, his first impression of STCF was that of “Energy…Good Energy. Everyone looked like they were really enjoying [the WOD]” Once he became hooked, he realized that it’s the natural “competitiveness within that comes out in everyone! That’s why it’s fun!”
Kent was chosen as this month’s CrossFitter of the Month because he is consistently hard working and positive. He has a great attitude, even at 6:00AM, his preferred time to WOD! He exudes a quiet confidence and ability to accept any WOD, even those weightlifting WODs!
Favorite Movement: Enthusiastically, Kent told me that Handstand Push-ups are his favorite movement in the gym. Then he realized that he also really likes rope climbs, oh, and pull-ups, too! “I can do these really well; lifting, not so much!” However, moments later, Kent realized that he really enjoys the Deadlift. I reminded him that that is indeed a lift… Yea, but he likes it.
Favorite WOD: “Fight Gone Bad!” oh, and “Diane!” (Deadlift and Handstand Push-ups – 21-15-9 – because he likes and is great at both movements!)
What does Kent look forward to in 2015? Kent actually has seen an improvement in his strength due to the weightlifting he has to do at STCF, but he’d like to continue working on the Olympic Lifts. He also really wants to improve his consistency with Double-unders. Like many of us, Kent can get a good set, and then one or two. He also would like to become more proficient in his muscle-ups. He has done a few in the past, but continues to struggle with this bodyweight, gymnastic movement. Good luck Kent! We’ll be cheering you on when you get them!!
Congratulations, Kent! We are honored that you are a part of our CrossFit Community of athletes!
Also, if you haven’t been into Watta Bike, you should go in and say hello to Kent! He knows his bikes!