17 Apr 2016

Charge CrossFit Northcote Member Spotlight! Cilla!

Monday 18 April, 2016

Hey guys! This week’s spotlight is on Cilla! Read her story below!

P.S. Cilla, we have granted many of your “WOD wishes”, how nice are we!!! Enjoy 🙂

P.P.S. This week is testing week! Next week is the new cycle!!

An overview of this week:
Today we have Back Squat 1RM & Cillas WOD!
Tues = Bench Press 1RM
Wed = Hang Clean & Jerk 1RM
Thurs = Kettlebell & Core fun!
Fri = Hang Snatch 1RM
Sat =Front Squat 1RM
Next Monday is ANZAC day Public Holiday – we are closed

Charge CrossFit Northcote Member Spotlight!

They call me…Cilla. There is only one Cilla. No nickname necessary.

By day I am…A medical doctor. I am a specialist in geriatrics (old people) and obesity medicine. I work in public hospitals, private practice and in research.

How long have you been a Charger? 14 months in April.

Tell us about your first Charge CrossFit experience (ie first workout etc): I was a bit scared, as Crossfit gets a bad rap regarding injury risk on the interwebs. I had a chat with Ash, and outlined some niggles I had. He was very helpful. I did a Newb WOD with Tom and loved it. Only thing I remember about my first “proper” session was the big ripped dude with hair like a dunny brush coming up to shake my hand (Luke).

Any advice for someone thinking about starting CrossFit? Check yourself before you wreck yourself.
If in doubt – ask.
Seriously though, it is the best fitness thing I’ve ever done, so I would recommend it to anyone, whether they ask me about it or not 😀

Favourite movement? Strict press, bench press, C&J. Don’t mind a thruster or three and happy to run even with a sandbag on my shoulders. I am getting better at snatch and squats, despite some initial difficulties.

Least favourite movement? My body doesn’t like doing the same movement more than about 20 times. It tends to bring out niggles.
My fear of box jumps is legendary.

Favourite WOD? Bacon, Eggs, Eva.

Least favourite WOD? Fitness 101

What would your perfect WOD look like? It would be longer – I find the shorter workouts more brutal. Probably an AMRAP rather than a chipper. No more than 20 of any one movement (10 burpees)

Favourite band/music to WOD to (or would like to WOD to)? I enjoy all of the music, and have developed a fondness for Rage Against the Machine. I love a bit of old-skool hip hop and enjoy Tom and Luke’s Triple J playlists in the mornings.

Favourite wholesome/Clean eating meal? Spaghetti Carbonara!!! Na. I love a chicken curry with cauliflower rice

Favourite movie/tv show? A good old Netflix and chill. Orange is the New Black. House of Cards. That Frank Underwood is diabolical.

Tell us something we may not know about you: My name is not short for Priscilla. I was named after Cilla Black, the singer from the 60s, by my English father. I also have a British Passport, and it is awesome.

What is your most special memory/ biggest achievementduring your time at Charge? Retesting Bacon after Recharge last year. I took 2:22 off my time. That was the most proud I have been of myself during CrossFit. Doing the 2016 open, even though I came dead last, was something I was proud of, and I loved the support of all the other Chargers. Oh yeah, I did a headstand recently, too.

What are your future goals? Box jump. Double unders. Handstands. World domination!

Back Squat
Both Fitness & Performance:
Find your 1RM

Exposure 8/8

Charge CrossFit Northcote Member Spotlight WOD :
20 min AMRAP
10 LOB Burpees
20 Thrusters 42.5/30
10 LOB Burpees
20 Sit ups
200m Run