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  • Athlete Update – Kari Cudicio

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    So much has been going on! I had a coach change so that set back my competition timeline. But I am going strong for 2017. New coach. New goals. New motivation. Can’t wait to share a win for next year with y’all!

    In the meantime, I have been certified in Zumba. I continue to teach spin, lifting and bootcamp classes. It’s been amazing to expand on my group exercise certification. I am also looking forward to getting certified in more fitness classes.

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  • Athlete Update – Rachel Keele

    Rachel Keele

    This has been a craaaazy six months for me! I found out I had been selected as a T2T athlete on March 25, three days after I experienced an ischemic stroke that put me in the hospital. The next month was filled with CT scans, neurology appointments, physical therapy, medications, crazy headaches, and lots of sleep. For a while, even sitting in front of the TV was exhausting.

    As my energy returned, I was able to get back to my CrossFit box (my second home). Prior to my stroke, I was coaching and working out 6 days a week. It was hard to watch other people progress while it often felt like I was moving backwards. There were many tears of frustration, but everyone was so supportive, and by June I was able to do light workouts two or three times a week.

    After an OK from my neurologist, I was able to start lifting light weights again. I put myself on a plan to increase my strength load by about 5% each week, and as I felt better, I increased my intensity as well. This process has felt painfully slow at times, but it paid off. Last week I was able to do a snatch (an Olympic weight lifting movement) at 105lbs. This isn’t a lot for many people, but it was my previous (before my stroke) 1-rep max, which was very exciting!

    I still have trouble with certain things: double vision in my left eye, some loss of balance, occasional vertigo, loss of feeling in the fingers on my left hand, dry eye, headaches, etc. Some things I’ve chosen not to do since my stroke, like being upside down (I used to love to do handstands, but falling out of a handstand pinched my artery shut, causing the stroke). And some things I will probably never do again, like ride a roller coaster or go snowboarding, as these could result in whip lash and trigger the same type of stroke I had.

    But I feel so good and so blessed! Besides my stroke recovery these last few months, I turned 30, started a new job, finished my master’s degree, got a new car and went to the CrossFit Games with my amazing husband. It’s been an incredible six months in many ways and I’m looking forward to what the rest of the year holds!

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  • Athlete Update – Jessica Maloy

    Jessica Maloy

    Sept 17 I competed at the XPC Powerlifting Pro/Elite semi-finals.  I qualified for the finals at The Arnold Sports Festival in March in Columbus, OH.  I had a total of 925 for my Elite, raw total.  370 squat, 165 bench, 390 deadlift
    I’m gonna be pretty quiet for a while cause my coach says no more meets until March.  😕

    Check her out on Facebook

    Or on Instagram: thequadsquad1

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