Coach Casey "Buffy" Hutnick
Casey started her training at Humboldt CrossFit where she also broke numerous weightlifting records as a student at HSU. She is currently training at CrossFit Silicon Valley along with Be Strong Athletics and California Strength. The first time we met Casey, she was doing some insane workout and we knew that between her infectious smile and her crazy strength that we should join forces with her now before she takes over the world. Casey sometimes does more workouts in a day then others do in a week, but that’s the fun of being 20. She swears by the wonders of bacon, coffee, spinach, sweet potatoes and Progenex. She also listens to mostly country music, which we don’t condone. Her goals are to not only become a mainstay at the CrossFit Games but to also compete and place in Olympic lifting events like the Nationals. She has also recently started to teach the Oly class at CrossFit Silicon Valley. She teaches us how to lift heavy things and we teach her about 80’s music. It’s a fair trade. If you see her at a competition, offer her ribs and she will be your best friend.
CrossFit... SV Style!
Based on empirical evidence with the help of BEYOND THE WHITEBOARD we measure gains or declines in performance. Lifestyle, diet and programming are the biggest factors in regards to improvement. In order to facilitate maximum progress we evolve our current method and always measure.
We program constantly varied functional movement performed at high intensity encouraging consistency with strong community. Working with a 3 on 1, 2 on 1 off model to adapt to your lifestyle we regularly include mobility, posture alignment, and stretching along with general strength and conditioning.
We repeat WODs, Lifts, Max effort often as a perpetual guage of training efficacy. On Beyond the Whiteboard, we publish hundreds of WODs that best accomodates the size/equipment at our box. Along the CrossFit.com benchmarks, we use our own benchmark wods that reflect on areas that need more work based on our current membership. We add new workouts to attack our community's weaknesses and make sure we repeat the WODs within 1-3 months time after 1-3 focus cycles.
For the pre and post WOD, we emphasize honing the skill and polishing technique. However, if an athlete feels a personal record is within reach, we won't stop the efforts. We have seen many personal records arise from a pre or post WOD honing session. These supplementary wods are meant to dose the athlete a large repertoire of balance and varied training stimulus within a month. Gymnastics, Strength and Olympic Lifts will always be a staple in pre WOD and post wod training.
As we constantly evolve and master new skills, as coaches we implement best practice with safety, efficacy and efficiency as primary concerns. It goes without saying that all elements of the week can easily be scaled as we have enough equipment and skill to mimic the effects of prescribed weights and movements. After all, the week is meant for quality training as ego is left at the door and we take what our bodies can give and rest/scale as needed/necessary. We have seen phenomenal results compared to previous programming efforts and look to forward to a bright and healthy future in CrossFit Silicon Valley.