Kim Shankle Client Profile
by Becca Lee, coach
Shankle, as she is affectionately called by friends at CrossFit Asheville, is a woman on a mission. Since starting to work with her in January of 2014 as her coach I have personally had the pleasure to witness and cultivate the qualities that make her a successful CrossFit athlete and competitor.
Unless Kim is sick or traveling out of town (and even then she tries to train) she sticks to her workout schedule. This consistency over time since 2011, when she first started CrossFit, has paid off.
The best example of Kim’s dedication to CrossFit and her training is Louie. Louis is a 30 plus pound wooden log that Kim trained with in the summer of 2014 in preparation for competing in her first Individual CrossFit comp, The Greenville Games. Kim and Louie spent much time training together, even though she may have wanted to ditch him – she never complained. The event was an 800m run with the log and in remaining time to do air squats with the log. I am not kidding. Here is photo proof. Louie to this day waits patiently at CFA for Kim to wod with him again.
When Kim approaches a workout she wants to complete each rep to its fullest quality and standard. I have put her through several squatting cycles and when I say “squat deep as you can” Kim works her hardest to achieve that standard and any others set before her. Because of this fact she is a great competitor – in competition she achieves the full standard that judges are looking for because she trains that way everyday.
Now some numbers:
When I first started working with Kim she was already very strong:
Back squat 165# x 1
Deadlift 205# x 1
OHS 75# x 1
Had the ability to do strict pull ups but no dips.
At the time she struggled with and identified as goals to improve on:
Back squat 185# x 1
Deadlift 225# x 2, 230 x 1
OHS 105# x 1
Power Clean 140#
Clean & Jerk 125#
Skills consistent in wods:
Kipping Toes to Bar
Kipping Pull ups
And she is a burpee machine!
Podium Finish 3rd Place Overall Women’s Scaled Greenville Games July 2014
Podium Finish 2nd Place Overall Women’s Scaled Garage Games Masters Tour Sept 2014 (which incidentally put her as 3rd place Finisher for her division Nationally in the Master’s Tour!!!) See her featured on the Garage Games website:
Garage Games Masters Tour National Winners 2014
Kim is currently training for the River Ruckus as a Master’s Competitor coming this April 25. It will be a big milestone as it will be her first RX live competition! Come on out and cheer her on and all our other CFA members. So proud of you Kim!