Thoughts on competing
I spent much of my CrossFit career competing at various local and regional competitions. These days however, I enjoy coaching others to do so.
This weekend I had the pleasure of coaching both Chris and Bekah at their first ever CrossFit competition. I had a blast, and so did they. I am so proud of their hard work. Chris accomplished his goal of “not finishing last” and Bekah made it on the podium!
The adrenaline rush from competing cannot compare to simply doing workouts at the gym. Both Chris and Bekah can attest to that. Chris bested his previous score on WOD 1 by 1 minute, and Bekah hit a PR clean and 2 front squats. She also completed an entire workout of burpee pull ups.
Competing is a great chance to test yourself and your fitness. It doesn’t necessarily have to be in a CrossFit competition. It can be a run, a lifting meet, or any event you can think of to put your fitness to work!
Let me know if you’d like to get involved with competing. I’d love to help.
Fitness and Peformance
A1. Bench Press 2 x 2-3 (heavy)
rest 2 min
A2. Pendlay Row 2 x 4-6 (2010)
rest 2 min
8 push ups
rest 30 sec