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Athlete Profile: Ning

By Sean | In Athlete Profiles | on November 4, 2013

Happy Birthday Ning! On the occasion of her birthday, David P. was kind enough to check in on Ning’s goals and track some of her progress:

Birthdays are a natural time to look back and see how much progress we’ve made in achieving our CrossFit goals. So I’m sure Ning won’t mind if I take this opportunity to review what improvements she’s made with respect to some of the Dos and Don’ts revealed on her last birthday.

2012: Don’t use so much chalk that you start asking, “Can inhaling chalk dust give you cancer?”
2013: See picture above.
Verdict: No progress

2012: Do balance your left and right arms when doing wall ball shots, or else you will find yourself gradually moving across the wall to one side.
2013: Ning now only occasionally favors her left arm when doing wall balls. However, now she sometimes favors her right arm instead.
Verdict: She’s no longer a danger to the person to her right, so I’ll declare this Progress

2012: Don’t perform a handstand push-up negative by slamming your head down into the abmat as fast as possible.
2013: Ning no longer slams her head on HSPU negatives. Ning now does full HSPUs by first slamming her head down into the abmat as fast as possible.
Verdict: Partial Progress

2012: Do yell “Hi everybody!” upon completing your first complete rope climb to the ceiling. Even better, do it with a huge grin that makes everybody look up at you and smile in return.
2013: Now that you’re doing rope climbs, make sure you Don’t leave any skin exposed. The rope will find it.
Verdict: Her rope climbs have progressed, but I think her skin would call this No progress

2012: Don’t tell the trainers about which movements you hate, or what your nightmare WOD would be. Anything you say can and will be used against you.
2013: Ning now understands the trainers so well that she’s no longer happy that there’s a rest period in a WOD. She knows it means that you have to run fast.
Verdict: Great Progress

There you have it: Ning’s exceptional ability to focus on achieving her goals has resulted in a great deal of progress in the past year! But, like all of us, she still has some room for improvement (again, see picture above). Happy birthday to my favorite little WOD scout!

Be sure to sign up for the 2013 Intrepid Invitational Weightlifting competition on Saturday, Dec 7th here for $20 entry fee.
Also, reserve your spot for the Jan 11th Strongman Workshop by signing up here for $40.

WOD 11.04.13

Deadlift 1×5

Not For Time WOD
3 Rounds:
5 Good Mornings
10 Front Squats
5 Weighted Pull Ups (45/25)

13 Comments to "Athlete Profile: Ning"

  • Katie M says:

    November 4, 2013 at 6:56 AM -


  • tami says:

    November 4, 2013 at 7:10 AM -

    Happy Birthday Ning!!! Always fun working out with you.

  • Kathy says:

    November 4, 2013 at 7:17 AM -

    Have a fabulous birthday Ning!

  • Tom R says:

    November 4, 2013 at 9:42 AM -

    Happy Birthday Ning. Enjoy yourself today.

  • Saulo says:

    November 4, 2013 at 10:41 AM -

    Happy Birthday Ning!

  • Portia says:

    November 4, 2013 at 11:22 AM -

    Happy Birthday Ning!

  • Alia says:

    November 4, 2013 at 12:10 PM -

    Happy Birthday Ning! Love all the progress.

  • Nathalia says:

    November 4, 2013 at 3:21 PM -

    Happy birthday Ning!

  • Holley says:

    November 4, 2013 at 4:49 PM -

    Happy Birthday Ning! Your progress has been impressive since you started at Intrepid, keep it up!

  • Tina says:

    November 4, 2013 at 5:24 PM -

    Happy Birthday Ning! Have a great birthday!

  • Ning says:

    November 4, 2013 at 7:17 PM -

    Thank you all for your birthday wishes!! I feel so warm and fuzzy!

  • Date Nite says:

    November 4, 2013 at 7:37 PM -

    Happy birthday Ning!

  • Tom D. says:

    November 5, 2013 at 8:31 AM -

    Happy Birthday Ning and David,

    Sorry for being late. Both of you make it fun to come to the noon class have a great week.

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