Monday, April 27, 2009

Hot Chicks Doing Pull-Ups: Laney and Rachel

I've got a ton of video on deck, but today I'm going to feature just two very special hot chicks doing pull-ups... lots of 'em.

Laney Coyne is a CrossFitter, Parkourista (how cool does that sound?) and trainer from Portland, OR. She found my blog and linked back to me, which is how I found her blog, where she says: "... (got some) inspiration from my new favorite pseudo-friend (basically, a girl I came across online, she has no idea that I exist, but I wish we were friends) Melissa Byers and her blog Byers Gets Diesel." I thought that was hilarious, because that's pretty much how I felt about all MY fitness girl-crushes (like the fabulous Fawn Friday). So I got in touch with Laney and now we are friends for real.

Laney sent me this note, after my first "Hot Chicks" post: "What up sister~ Love the post on hot chicks doing pullups... the ladies definitely deserve props for accomplishing this! As a trainer I strive to make women believe that getting their pullup is possible! When I started CrossFit in October 2007 I could do one very lame semi-strict deadhang pullup. Last month I tested my max and did 9. Yep 9. I was stoked. Here's a video of my second max set that same day - taken at CrossFit Portland - and I did 8."

Check her hotness below...rock on, Laney-girl!



Next up, we have a girl I've been a fan of for quite some time, and not just because her boyfriend (Brian DeGennaro) is the cutest thing I've ever seen. Rachel Izzo is a CrossFitter turned Oly chick who's been blogging about her training - and making the tough transition to Olympic lifting - since May 2008. (Her site is titled, "Rizzzzo's World. Workouts. Mostly Oly ones. Unless I'm bad and do CrossFit.") Rachel drops some serious Girl Power inspiration on a daily basis, snatching, cleaning and jerking weights that I can only dream about. But when she heard about my CrossFit "Hot Chicks" series, she sent me this note:

"Hey! So I was inspired by your dead-hang post and decided to do a max set today. First set I did 10 (only 6 of which were caught on video) and because of the failed video attempt, I did another set of 10. This is my second set of 10 (which was recorded!). An all-time record for me!"

This makes me proud and jealous all at the same time. My goal is ONE set of ten... watch Rachel make her second set of the day look EASY.



More Hot Chicks Doing Dead Hangs to come, so stay tuned.

11 comments:

Brian DeGennaro said...

Melissa, Rach is up to 13 right now and still climbing. She's working her way towards 20.

Samantha said...

YEAHHHH RACHEL

rizzo said...

lol thanks Melissa! Ha and I should specify that my weights are CRAP right now because of my wrist injury.

Thanks a bunch, you rock! I'll link it to my blog.

rizzo said...

PS -- Brian is mine :) :) :) :)

Laney Peach Coyne said...

Thanks for the props Melissa! I'm gonna try for 10 today.. Rachel's showing me up;)

Chavo said...

Nice work on both, though I'm here from Rachels....

kimmitri said...

i so cannot wait until i have something to submit here! i just started with crossfit and i cannot WAIT to get through the progression to do my first full pullup!

rizzo said...

Ha go Laney! You can totally do it. Try to crank out 1-3 more reps each time you go for a max. That's what I'm trying to do ...

Jenn said...

Okay, now I'm feeling challenged. Going to have to try this! Look for video soon.

eshlow said...

What the heck? Parkourista?

It's traceur (male) and traceuse (female).

eshlow said...

Also, good job ladies. :p