Saturday, April 4, 2015

Friday Training/Saturday

Today a couple of us at open gym did "Karen" workout, which was  for a great cause. 
In 2011, Karen was diagnosed with a severe form of bacterial meningitis, meningococcemia, a life-threatening illness. In order to save her life, doctors eventually had no choice except to have all four of her extremities amputated. Due to this debilitating illness, Karen suffered a great loss to herself and to her quality of life — something we all take for granted until it is gone.
With a less than 10% chance of survival, doctors and nurses were preparing family and friends for what they presumed inevitable. An “Angel” was watching over Karen as she survived 2 mild heart attacks, a blood clot in her brain, kidney failure, and respiratory failure just to name a few.
The bacteria was so aggressive Karen lost her nose in its entirety, part of her right ear which eventually grew back, some of her hearing in both ears, her hair, her entire top lip that was saved with reconstructive surgery, and has skin grafts on almost every part of her body. When she finally opened her eyes after being in a coma for 15 days everything had changed. She and her loved ones realized that life would no longer be the same and that the road ahead would be long and challenging
Prior to this illness, Karen had a heart full of dreams. Today, Karen has a heart full of courage.

Karen now has a second chance in life, but her life will never be the same. Limb loss doesn’t mean the end of the road. With proper equipment, modifications can provide a multitude of options for Karen who lost her independence.

Many of these necessary modifications are not covered by insurance or are very costly along with surgeries, specialty doctor visits, tooling aids for daily living activities, and medications.

Donate to this great cause by clicking here:

Saturday Training
150 Wallballs For time

rest 10-15 minutes

5 minute partner AMRAP:
1 partner performs 10 burpees while other is holding 2 x 80# dumbbells
*keep alternating until 5 minutes are up

rest 5-10 minutes

Repeat 5 minute AMRAP

I don't really have much else to write about today so the remainder of this post will be dedicated towards photos. 

Sometime in the next few posts I will update everyone on some new nutrition/food prep ideas, training ideas, and just random fitness stuff that can help you reach your goals when you are not in the gym. 

Everyone puts in solid work while at the gym but many people forget that many of the keys to success involve lifestyle outside of the gym. 

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