Just ANOTHER friendly reminder that the gym will be closed Friday & Saturday due to the CrossFit Games taking place Fri.- Sun..
Please come down and watch in amazement as these athletes ranging from 20-60+ years old compete for the title of “Fittest on Earth”.
I will be judging the Masters Division(50+ yrs old competitors) Sat & Sun. You must come down and watch these older athletes compete. It is inspiring.The Masters athletes are competing in the field behind the Individuals(the younger athletes)
As I was prepping with the other judges yesterday, a 60 yr old female competitor walked behind us, jumped up on the pull up bar and knocked out about 5-6 pull ups. She just wanted to get a feel of the bar. She looked liked she could have done another 5-6 easily. WOW…..60 yrs old! Need I say more.
PS-If you’re single, you need to be here. There are some many fit and attractive spectators who obviously CrossFit. Who knows, you might meet your future spouse here.
This video is a tribute to the women of the 2010 CrossFit Games. CrossFit differs from most sports in that its women are on an equal footing with its men. The top female CrossFitter will win the same amount of money as the top male CrossFitter in 2011, $250,000. CrossFit women routinely beat men on workouts. 2010 CrossFit Games champion Kristan Clever has taken the top score on the mainsite WOD multiple times, even outperforming Austin Malleolo, who took 6th place at the 2010 Games.
Whereas gymnastics confines ring exercises to male athletes, CrossFit demands upper-body intensive movements such as ring muscle-ups, handstand push-ups, and rope climbs from its female athletes. This is the sport of fitness, and the real world does not vary its demands according to the sex of an individual. The result is a female athlete that is far more capable and confident than is the norm outside of CrossFit.
Just a friendly reminder. The gym will be closed Friday and Saturday due to the CrossFit Games taking place this weekend. Many of us will be in attendance. Please come down and join us. I will be helping out with the event and will be there a majority of the weekend. So shoot me a text when you arrive so I can come say HI!
Here is the CrossFit Games website for more information.
Everyone participating in the Paleo Challenge must weigh in today or tomorrow!
Sometimes amazing things show up where we least expect them. The question is, do you leave a space for them to show up? Are you already filled up with expectations and “knowledge” of how things will happen? Of how people will behave? Of what you are capable and what you are not? What if you left a little space for surprise to show up. What if you gave yourself a chance and others gave you that chance as well?
Most of you that read our blog have done some training in the Olympic lifts… but have you spent much time watching the masters? Believe it or not, watching videos of their snatches, cleans & jerks will actually be beneficial to your own lifts. Olympic weightlifting is as much about strength as it is about timing, coordination, balance, accuracy, speed, and technique, and watching others helps your mind conceive of exactly what it’s supposed to do, and what the lifts are supposed to look like. After training Olympic lifts for the last 2 years, when I watch a video like this, I’m both inspired by and amazed at at what these athletes are capable of doing!
Spend some time with this video below… and if you’ve got a favorite online Olympic weightlifting video, please share it with us by posting a link to it in comments!
Peter Lemon, PhD, is considered one of the leading authorities in the world on the topic of proteins for athletes. He acknowledges the fact that the topic of protein consumption for active individuals has been controversial for years and explains how this is partly because scientific evidence has been based on sedentary subjects. Recent studies show that protein consumption should be based on more factors including “total energy intake, carbohydrate availability, exercise intensity, exercise duration, exercise type, dietary protein quality, training history, gender, age and timing of nutrient intake.” The same studies suggest that active individuals should intake about 1.6 -1.8 grams of protein per kilograms of body weight daily which is twice the current recommendation (keep in mind that current recommendations are for the most part based upon studies done on sedentary subjects).*
*1.6-1.8 grams of protein per kilograms (kg) of body weight equals 1.6-1.8 grams of protein per 2.2 pounds (lbs) of body weight. 1 kg = 2.2 lbs
For more information on Dr. Lemon’s studies visit this site:
The fellas wearing our INOV 8's and Five Finger Shoes.
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