Tomorrow is our 2 year anniversary… Here is a pic of the gym when we 1st got started!
5 Figure 8’s
5 Cossack Lunges
5 Bent Over Rows
5 Sots Presses
15 Pogo Hops
Choose between Row tech and Ring Dip tech
“Death by 10 meters”
Roll Out where it hurts
*This article was written on CrossFit Max Efforts site a few weeks back. Keep in mind that Zach finished 12th in the games 2 years ago. Competition can be fun, but make sure you are being realistic. If you REALLY want to be competitive at this sport, it could come with a cost. If not, have fun competiting now and again, just focus on being FIT!
We are a gym that allows competitors to flourish. There’s a difference.
CrossFit is a program that was developed to get people fit – a general physical preparedness program – with no intentions of ever becoming the “sport of fitness” it is today. Over the past few years, I’ve watched the Reebok|CrossFit Games gain a TON of attention and blow up into the mainstream. It seems to the public, however, that CrossFit IS competitive fitness and that the goals of CrossFit gyms must be trying to develop the next generation of Games athletes.
I want to stop this perception from spreading. I want YOU to understand it isn’t true. CrossFit is NOT the CrossFit Games.
CrossFit is about being able. It’s about training to be functional in everyday activites. It’s also about training for the long term goals of health and sustained fitness (all that “feel good” stuff)!
The CrossFit Games athletes make up less than 1% of the CrossFitting population on the planet. What you see on TV is the very few who have, in my opinion, decided to sacrifice long term fitness for an extremely high work capacity in the short term. At one point, they decided “I’m going to hammer the #@^% out of my body and see what I can get out of it this year!” And yes, it’s pretty cool to watch and see what limits the human body is capable of exceeding. It’s even very tempting to give in to the “sexiness” and “glamor” of the idea of training that hard and becoming a “professional exerciser”.
Is it what you want?
If it is, CrossFit Max Effort can give you the tools to be competitive. We can help you get there.
But if it isn’t what you want, we’d be more than happy to give you long-term fitness and sustainability as well. That’s why I started this profession. That’s why I’ll never leave this profession.