Tuesday, August 8

Just got back from the CrossFit Games and I’m still recovering from the whirlwind four-day trip. But I’m not complaining. I’ve been waiting a long time to make this trip and I loved it.

While there are certainly things to improve on for the venue and fan experience, I like to focus on the positives.

It still blows my mind after all these years when I see how easy some of those athletes make things look. They keep getting stronger, faster and more athletic every year. And the effort they put into training and competing can never be questioned.

You have to remind yourself that you’re watching professional athletes compete in a sport and not put pressure on yourself to do or even attempt the things you’re seeing. They make it look so easy that sometimes you forget how hard it would be if you attempted it.

It’s also a good reminder that getting to the top of any sport or endeavor takes an amount of commitment that I’m not really willing to make. And I’m ok with that. Of course, I don’t actually have the ability to be as good as these athletes, but even if I did, I’m not sure I have the drive to train so hard, every day, for years to get to the Games. That’s not my goal and I am ok with that.

I love the sport of CrossFit as a fan. And I’m good with being a fan and being inspired by the best. It give me motivation to train and be healthy and be the best version of myself. But I don’t feel the need to do multiple workouts a day or risk injury to hit a new PR all of the time.

Think about your goals. Are you training for life, or do you want to be competitive? There’s no right or wrong answer, but you should know your why and train accordingly. And if you ever need some inspiration, go watch the best of the best!

Workout for August 8
Tempo Front Squats – 3 second Descent Each Rep
5X2 @ 70% to 80%
*3 Max Effort Broad Jumps IMMEDIATELY after each set.

12 min AMRAP
16 Wall Balls (30# to 10′ / 20# to 9′)
8 Bar Muscle Ups
Run 1 Lap