What are you training for?

golfing

Good times learning to whack a ball at Ellerslie Institute of Golf. Cheers Emma!

Competing is a big part of CrossFit, both within the workouts themselves and in weekend events.

I love competing in CrossFit, I’ve been involved in every Regionals since they started, competed at the Games in the 2010 team, but I’m the first to say that you don’t need to compete in CrossFit events to be successful with your fitness, or to be a member of the community.  CrossFit comps just happen to be something else that you can do with your fitness besides all the other awesome events out there in our amazing country – trail runs, mountain bikes, ocean swims, paddleboard racing, river kayaks, orienteering and more.

But even if actual sporting competition is not your thing, you still should consider training for SOMETHING.

Train for your school reunion. (show the popular kids a thing or two…)

Train for your 40th birthday (I plan on being in better shape at 40 than I was at 20!)

Train for the hiking trip to Machu Pichu (if you’re fit as heck, then you can relax and just enjoy the scenery, rather than worrying about a donkey running off with your belongings….)

Set a goal, a deadline, make a deal with yourself, and then train for it!

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Less than 8 weeks till The Open!!  For those interested in training for the annual online competition, you're going to notice some specific homework cropping up in the skills section or as an optional finisher.  It will be either efficiency work, or something metabolic.  There's no magic to doing well in The Open, you need to move well, and you need the engine to keep moving.

FITNESS

A.

Hang Power Snatch

4 x 3

Hang Power Clean

3 x 6

B.

200m Run

10 Slamballs

5 Burpees

AMRAP in 8mins

PERFORMANCE

A.

Power Snatch

3 x 6, Tap N Go

Power Clean and Jerk

3 x 6, Tap N Go

B.

400m Run

20 Wall Balls

3 rounds

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