Hudson Valley Open – Canceled

It pains us to announce that we have to cancel the Hudson Valley Open that was scheduled for 8/8/20.  We hope things get better soon.  As weightlifters, we are accustomed to the physical and mental challenges of our sport.  As we strengthen our minds and bodies in this environment, we also become stronger in handling many of life’s other curve balls.  Use that strength and a positive mindset to overcome this latest obstacle.

Thank you to all who have supported us.  We will be back hosting competitions! We hope that it can happen sooner than later.

Hudson Valley Open Postponed

We are postponing the Hudson Valley Open to August 8. With everything going the way it is, it’s important to think of the safety of everyone involved. Although we are hopeful that businesses can open soon, we also wanted to make sure that athletes have enough time to get back to training & be able to peak for this competition.
USAW is in the process of updating the competition calendar. The eventbrite registration page will also be updated with the new date. Current registrations will still be active.

Thank you all for your patience and understanding. We’ll get through this together and come back stronger than ever.

2020 Try Weightlifting Day

This event has been postponed until further notice.

Register for FREE  through Eventbrite!

Try Weightlifting for Free! Saturday, 4/11 – from Noon to 3pm. We have a passion for this sport that we want to share with you! Come on down and give it a try.

 

Hudson Valley Winter Classic – Update

Hudson Valley Winter Classic Results!

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Here is the Final Roster!  We are looking forward to a great meet!

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Thank you all for taking part in our passion.  Good luck!

 

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On January 18, 2020, we will be hosting the Hudson Valley Winter Classic at Locomotive Crossfit.

It turns out that this will be your last chance to qualify for the American Open 1 at the Arnold’s in Ohio, March 5-8, 2020.

It may be a little confusing using the new system, but the registrations are live!  Login to the new BARS system to register.  Search for the Hudson Valley Winter Classic and you can register through the link.  The new system is still a work in progress.  We can see your registrations, but it seems that individuals cannot see a list of current entries.  We will be posting a tentative start list a week before the meet. Register now and get in on the fun!

Lift With Intent

Lift with intent!

You may have heard this before. Approach your current lift with a commitment and an express decision to successfully complete the lift. This little nugget of wise advice goes far beyond your current rep. As an athlete, that intent needs to go beyond that immediate rep for long term success. You need that same level of commitment for the training session, training block, and so on. But it goes further than that. Are you intentionally preparing yourself for success as an athlete when you’re not in the gym? Are you prioritizing getting enough sleep, proper nutrition, doing what’s necessary for optimal recovery? Persistence is the necessary ingredient here. This is how we build great habits that pave the way to success. 

COACH WITH INTENT! 

Coaches program using immediate, short term & long term goals. I’ve found that coaching to the individual athlete yields far better results than a “cookie cutter” approach. So, from a coach’s perspective, I do my best to focus on what the individual athlete needs to successfully reach their goals. To truly optimize my approach and do the best I can for my athletes, it’s important to also continually educate myself to be a better coach. You can say that I coach with intent. I need to focus on what my athletes need right now with an eye on what seeds I need to plant for future growth. 

LIVE WITH INTENT!

These same principles apply to life in general. Think about what matters and don’t let yourself be distracted by negativity. Intentionally seek out positive, supportive people and focus your efforts on what’s important. Avoid distractions that take you off track and bring the focus back on what matters to you. Educate yourself – never stop learning. Always seek to improve. Re-evaluate where you’re at periodically & redirect yourself as necessary. 

Weightlifting is a process. Life is a journey. Live it with purpose. Live it with intent.

Technique Sunday

Come down to Technique Sunday/Try Weightlifting

 Sunday
11/10/19
12:30pm

Locomotive CrossFit
115 Old Route 9
Fishkill, NY 12524

Come on down and hone your technique on the classic lifts or give weightlifting a try.  Novices are welcome!
This will be a short clinic (1 ½ hours)

We’ll be going over some Theory,
Accessory work, Practical application, and Stretching.

FREE for Locomotive/Cuppa Joe Members!
Only $20 for non members!

Come on down and join us.  Up your game!

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2019 Hudson Valley Open – History in the Making

The first Hudson Valley Open was a resounding success.  68 lifters participated.  Here’s a quote from the Compsec report:

“The event ran very close to the published final schedule.  The environmental conditions on competition day were difficult, but manageable, due to the ongoing heat wave in the northeast. The organizers did an outstanding job of providing abundant hydration in the form of water and electrolytic beverages, free of charge, to all athletes, volunteers and officials.

The facility was well maintained throughout the entire event. Hospitality was available to all officials and volunteers free of charge and the food offerings were outstanding. The platform was well constructed and held up flawlessly for the entire event.  A number of high-volume fans, strategically placed within the venue provided cooling air flow.”

NY Weightlifting Academy showed up in force and won both the Men’s & Women’s team trophies.  The official meet results are here.

Outstanding Masters Female:
1st  Roberta Mulder
2nd Jennifer Schaefer
3rd Amanda Petroccione

Outstanding Master Male:
1st  Ryan Hansen
2nd  Eric Cohen
3rd  Jerry Dunne

Outstanding Senior Female: Melissa Berke
Outstanding Senior Male: Evan Pounds
Outstanding Junior Female: Christa Vasile
Outstanding Junior Male: Jacob Senate
Outstanding Youth Female: Saorise Moler
Outstanding Youth Male: Andrew Smith

Many many thanks to everyone who helped with set up and breakdown – Brian Gaston, Chris Daley, Joe Croce, Anthony D’Amato – Platform, Mike Garofalo, Nick Charlemagne, CrossFit Peekskill, TriState Barbell

Lastly, we want to thank the event sponsors: No Matter What Apparel, DOCS Nutrition, and Barb’s Butchery who provided awesome food for the event.

Locomotive Crossfit & Cuppa Joe Weightlifting were proud to host the first of many more competitions as we look to grow weightlifting in our area.  Thank you to everyone who had even the smallest part in this.  See you on the platform.