CrossFit Beyond coaches, Joy and Morgan were fortunate enough to be able to attend Donny Shankle's Seminar this passed weekend. Pictured below is Joy with Donny.
Some of you may be wondering, "Who is Donny Shankle"? We do the "Shankle Complex" all the time in WODs and warmups, so that may ring a bell! Here is a short biography taken from his blog, that explains a little bit about him:
"Donny Shankle is a five time national champion and world team member in the sport of weightlifting. He is the only weightlifter in the United States to defeat in competition a defending world champion in over 30 years. At the 2007 annual Arnold classic Donny was named his country’s most inspirational weightlifter. He is the only American weightlifter to have trained both as a resident athlete at the United States regional Olympic training complex and under the tutelage of the world’s greatest weightlifting teacher Ivan Abadjiev. Donny is a marine corps veteran of the Iraq war and is currently in pursuit of the 2016 Rio Olympics as he teaches his philosophy On Weightlifting. Donny is a part time trainer certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and a consultant for the sport of weightlifting. His clients include amateur and professional athletes, strength and conditioning coaches, and sports teams across the world." (http://donnyshankle.blogspot.com/)
Even more exciting...Donny will be coming to CrossFit Beyond in the Fall to teach his seminar...more details to come so stay tuned!!