Sunday Strength

10am til Noon as usual. Not limited to lifting, you can work on your body weight skills or anything you like really. Don’t forget about Benchmark Training, still time to hit “Fran” or “Forrest”.

SUNDAY READING

Survival of the Survivors: The CrossFit (Hunger) Games

The nature of the CrossFit Games demands that organizer Dave Castro push the envelope. This is not a sport constrained by a longstanding set of rules of play. No, in today’s competitive fitness market, legend dictates that each CrossFIt Games be bigger than the one before. In a constant need to push past the standard fitness tests of yesteryear, the Games has developed from a test of fitness to a test of survival. It has become not a test of cardiovascular endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, and speed, but a test of how much one is willing and able to suffer.

“The pegboard was too hard for women.”

Totally correct.

On Sunday night anyone with more than 200 friends on the facebooks was posting about how terrible “Pedal to the Medal 1″ was. Even some big-named coaches threw their two cents in; de-affiliation be damned. Why did they say it was too hard? Because many of the athletes were standing around the entire event, unable to complete even a single ascent. I personally agree that it was too difficult a task for the 40-ish fittest women in the world. I however, think it was a perfect event.

Learn your history.

Interesting Individuals; Competition Thoughts From The CrossFit Games

Another year has come and gone. After a long season, the highly anticipated 2015 CrossFit Games is now a thing of the past, and now, reflection begins.

Reflection on what went wrong, what went right, mistakes made, lessons learned, victories to celebrate—and everything in between.

As a coach and spectator this year, here are a few of my own reflections from this year’s competition: