Meet Betty – Wildcat Member since 2016

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Jen Wirth | December 30, 2018 | no comments |

Meet Betty – Wildcat Member since 2016

By, Coach Jen

 

I got a chance to talk to Betty in early October during her quarterly Athlete Check In appointment.

At that point, Betty’s proudest moments in her last two months of training were: 11 rep Back Squats at 200#,
and 235# 1 Rep Max Back Squat. Dang, Betty! That’s pretty heavy!

Betty recounted the day she got her Back Squat PRs. “There was a crowded class that day and I was scared. I’d seen some fails by then. Bailing is scary out of the bottom of a Back Squat. I was scared,” she remembered. “I just put myself together and said, ‘You can do this, You have been waiting for this moment… Nothing else matters when I have that bar on my back but getting down and up. And once I finished, I was shaking, I couldn’t believe I did it.”

Her next goals are: 240 1RM Back Squat, and Pull-ups. Currently Betty uses the blue band to do Strict Pull-ups. She is working on kipping right now, and she also is looking forward to Rx-ing her Toes-to-Bar. “Pull-ups would be a huge deal,” Betty smiled.

“When I first started at Wildcat, I had no goals,” Betty said. “I wasn’t competitive with myself. I just wanted to get fit, and not get fat,” she quipped. “I felt like I gained confidence here in a lot of things. For example, I never thought I was gonna get myself upside down. But I did it.”

In the past two years since joining Wildcat, Betty has more than gotten upside down. She can now do Handstands against the wall, and Skin-the-Cats on the rings.
“I’m in my 30s and I’m getting this,” Betty said, and then she smiles. “I’m not bragging, I’m proud of myself.”

Betty says she’s been working on her Clean form using the “fast elbows” cue with herself and it has really been helping.

Thanks Betty for all your great effort. Your consistency and focus are really paying off! Keep it up!

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