A little competition never hurt, right?
A trainer at another box invited a handful of us CrossFit addicts to an informal competition at his place. Nothing fancy, no prizes, no fanfare, just people that enjoy CrossFit who want to get better. The purpose is to prepare for the “competition season” ahead.
For some strange reason, I was really apprehensive about it. Almost nervous to say yes. Not sure why, because I enjoy this stuff so much. The thought of actually being in a competition type atmosphere rattled me. It sounds crazy. It isn’t that I cannot do any of the workouts, it just that the majority of the people competing are all fire breathers, who will easily crush my times in all of this. However, it is that aspect of it that also intrigues me. What better way to improve than to be driven by people better than you? Got to do the stuff you are scared of.
Here are the workouts:
WOD #1 - “Forearm”:
Overhead squats (95lbs)
12 minutes to establish a 1RM deadlift
4RFT of -
10 ground to overhead (115lbs)
A nice mix of workouts. You have a short, high intensity workout with the 21-15-9, some strength in the deads, and then a longer cardio type workout at the end. With that said, I am all systems go and plan to use my open gym time to prepare for some of this. If I ever plan on entering into some local CrossFit competitions, this would be a really good intro into that without a lot of pressure.
2012 CrossFit Games - Open Competition Recap
My first run through the CrossFit Games has come to a close. This year for me has been different fitness wise. While I am still making progress, getting stronger, etc. my primary goal with this competition was to set a personal benchmark and find the areas that I really need to improve upon. If I judge my experience on those criteria alone, it was a resounding success.
A lot of my blogging is done for others to read, but a lot is done for me personally. I like being able to go back and see past numbers, thoughts, goals and compare them to present. Feel free to skip over this if you want as a lot of this is reflection and I want to go back in a year and compare. Since this is a little long winded, I’ll put the rest of my thoughts behind the jump.