Movements and lifts are really starting to click for Nikki, who has been coming consistently for almost a year and a half. Pull-ups, Olympic Lifting and who knows what's next!
Take a look and say hello to Nikki Michaels!
Name: Nikki Michaels
Profession: Wine Writer
Since August 2014 — almost a year and a half!
I've struggled with my weight and body image since I was 13. A few months after starting CrossFit, I suddenly realized that I no longer thought about whether or not I looked fat from the second I woke up in the morning. Instead, I started noticing changes in my muscles and my mentality, and now I'm hella proud of my huge thighs. #thickthighssavelives
I swam competitively from six to 18.
I actually don't even know if I've done enough of them to say...
Push presses, jerks, and box jumps.
Fran is the WORST.
Front squats — the absolute bane of my existence.
FINALLY getting my kipping pull-ups.
Because I intend to be doing this for awhile, I'm going to shoot high here — MUSCLE-UPS, HERE I COME!
Just do it, no matter your level of fitness. I'd never lifted at all before starting at Cave, and I'm pretty sure I looked like an idiot — but now, I sort of know what I'm doing! You'll be addicted after the first week of classes, and it'll change the way you think about exercising and living healthfully. And for those who've just started — don't base the weight you lift or how you fast you row or how many reps you get on the other athletes you're working out with. You'll end up injuring yourself and getting discouraged, and that blows. Put in the work, and focus on your performance — not anyone else's. We all start somewhere!
Posted on 12/06/2015 at 02:50:00 PM