Monday, August 6
No weightlifting this week! We wrapped up the latest cycle Saturday and we will take a week off before starting again. For those of you that have never attended a weightlifting class, we focus on the snatch and the clean and jerk, with a few accessory moves mixed in. This class is included in your CrossFit membership and you don't have to attend every class during a cycle. If you want to improve these technical lifts, this class is for you!
I love watching the CrossFit Games. I follow every detail of the individual competition, but I sometimes forget about the other amazing things happening at the Games. I'm mainly referring to the Masters competition, which is so impressive every year.
While there are Masters athletes from 35 years old up, the ones that blow me away are the 50 and up groups. Since CrossFit is such a young sport, most of these athletes didn't even start training until recently. I'd guess most of the Masters haven't been doing CrossFit more than 5-10 years. They probably had some athletic background coming into it, but the things they are doing and the skills they are developing as they age are just amazing.
The point is that it's never too late to start training. It's never too late to get in shape. I'm not saying you should be training for the Games, but I believe there's still time for all of us to reach new physical goals.
Check out the video below of Masters athlete Mark Landry getting his first muscle up at 60+ years old!
Workout for Monday, August 6
2X3 @ 75%
4X3 @ 80%
5 Thrusters (95/65)
5 C2B Pull Ups