July 27 2015
Welcome to a brand new week!
The CrossFit Games are over and a set of individual competitors, teams, and master’s champions have been crowned. We’re super proud of our very own Jerry Wilson who finished 19th in the world in the Master’s 50-54 division.
The day after The Games is an excellent time to think about and remember WHY you do CrossFit and WHAT CrossFit really is for you. It’s easy to see the Games on ESPN and think “that’s what I want, that’s WHY I do CrossFit” and if that’s true that’s awesome and we can help you get there!
But, if it isn’t true don’t worry. The Games, CrossFit the Sport, isn’t why most people do CrossFit. Most of us, including me, do CrossFit because we want to be fit and healthy and capable in our daily lives. That’s just as awesome as wanting to compete in the Games.
Over the past few weekends I’ve routinely taken 20+ mile bike rides. I didn’t have to work up to the distance and train hard for them, I was able to just go do them. Doing CrossFit made that possible for me. Was it the absolute only way I could have ever done that? No. But it was the most fun and interesting way I’ve found to get fit.
What does this mean for my training? Do I need 4hrs a day and a special program to attack all my weaknesses and beat myself into the ground? Nope. My goal right now is to enjoy the fitness I have outside of the gym for as many nice days as we have left this summer. I Still CrossFit 5 days a week but I’m not obsessive about it because it is a means to an end for me. I’m not trying to compete. As time goes on maybe that will change for me and I’ll start attacking muscle ups and rope climbs and pistols and everything, but today I’m happy to just do the WOD for the fun of it and then go for a run with the MTM Muddy program.
Why do you CrossFit? And WHAT is CrossFit for you?
1RM Back Squat
Overhead Squats (95/65)