I'll tell you what - there is nothing like sitting in the bottom of the Stub Hub tennis court jam packed with 100s of CrossFitters, DJ hyping the crowd, and everyone cheering at the top of their lungs in anticipation of the final event of the CrossFit Games. The energy level is extreme. Maybe it's because even though we may never have done the workouts that are going on on that floor, everyone in the stands has an idea of what it might feel like because we're ALL CrossFitters.
If you weren't able to watch the Games on the live stream or on ESPN, see if you can check out the reruns when they air again on ESPN. Every year we've been to the Games, I leave feeling absolutely energized. Not necessarily energized to compete in them, mind you....more like energized to be a part of something so great. Seeing this massive group of athletes spectators come together and support LITERALLY ever competitor is unheard of. In what other sport do you see an athlete finish an event, and then pick himself up off of the ground to cheer on and even help coach their competitor to finish? This year, Neal Maddox gave his gloves to another competitor trying to finish a workout with torn hands! It makes me want to preserve this truly special part of our community.
Unless you're under 18 years old and under, there is someone older than you competing at the CrossFit Games and doing things that you aren't able to do yet. Whether you're 25 or 50, this is a true statement for everyone at our box (obviously, myself included...). I don't mean that in a discouraging way.....I mean it in an inspiring way! There are 60 year old men deadlifting over 450 pounds! There's a whole host of 50 year old men and women doing muscle ups! Will we ever be that age and doing those things? Maybe....or maybe not.....but isn't it incredible to know what the human body is capable of accomplishing? Doesn't it inspire you to think of what YOUR body might be capable of accomplishing? How exciting!!!
After watching this years CrossFit Games, I feel energized...I feel inspired...I feel PROUD to be part of something that brings so many people together, that allows us to do things that we never thought we could, and is all about encouraging and uplifting one another! We'll definitely be back.
20 minutes to build to todays heavy single back squat
12 minute EMOM:
Minute 1: 40 seconds of russian KBS (70/53#)
Minute 2: 40 seconds of box jumps (24/20")
*repeat 6 times each