The first workout of the St. Patty's day event will be...14.3!! Be excited to compete in two different competitions at once! This will be released by CrossFit HQ Thursday @ 5:00pm!
We are 18 days away from our third annual SPD Challenge! Here is our list of movement standards for our event! Make sure you sign up on WOD Rocket for registration! Also with sign up you receive a SPD Challenge T-Shirt!
One of the first aspects of CrossFit I was excited about was the daily availability of being able to compete at WODS. Back in the begining years when CF first started a fellow like myself (ADV OLY skills, AVG work capacity, Mad pullup capacity, AVG Gymnastics, and a will to be the best at the WOD) would place 1st, 2nd or 3rd at RX on Most days, at most CrossFits. Fast forwarding toward today I humbly understand that I can hang with most RX WODs but that I should make my decisions wisely in terms of picking mods/scales and unless the WOD is made up of Squats, Pullups and Burpee I will never win a 1-3rd place at RX.
Fortunately for me I still feed my competitive nature by entering Jujitsu style grappling tournaments. As an adult athlete I still understand that the true mastery of athletic skills needs to be honed in the furnace of competition. I also understand that competition still provides those intangible rewards associated with winning and better yet loosing and getting to try and try again and again in search of a win.
I personally took a loss like I have not encountered in years this weekend. In the first match of my tournament I was not only beaten by points but also in pride and in taking more injuries than my competitor. Of course I am still buthurt from it but I understand I may see the benefits of the competition as time passes and understanding sets in.
As a coach I know of no better way to dramatically increase your skills and level of fitness then through the success and perils that competition breeds. As I said I love that CF WODS are competitive in nature but I do not believe that they produce nearly the same results as an official competition. If you are still reading and you value my coaching you will follow the link at the top and sign up for our SPD 2014 event. We have a goal of 25 CFL Members to compete. We expect compition to become more and more part of CFL Culture..........Sarge!
Come test all the work you have put in and compete against athletes from all over Colorado! We have four divisions: Men+Women's RX Men and Women's Scaled and Youth. We encourage everyone to get out of your comfort zone and come compete for Gold! We will have up to four WODS taking place throughout the day with movement standards being released this week and the workouts released the day of the event. We will be doing our sign ups through WoD Rocket this year! If you have any questions feel free to reach out to us!
Tomorrow is the beginning of the 2014 CrossFit Games with the start of the Open, running from February 27th through March 27th. For five weeks, for five workouts, any and every athlete in the world has the opportunity to participate in an event that is the precursor to Regionals and then the CrossFit Games where the best of the best will throw down on the big stage for big prizes in July.
The Open has become a growing competition here at CrossFit Longmont! We always encourage our members to register even when they balk at the idea. Reintroducing the idea of physical competition to someone often evokes myriad responses and emotions they probably haven’t felt for awhile. We keep encouraging though, because we know the thrill that waits on the other side of diving into the Open.
If you would like to participate, CrossFit Longmont will have a team you can join. Coach Rocky and Coach Brandon will be leading this and give further instruction later on.
On snow days like this a rest day sounds awful nice doesn't it? Why not turn that "rest day" into an "active rest day?" When we’re talking mobility, we’re referring to the ability to move a limb through the full range of motion WITH CONTROL. Sports, recreational activities and other daily physical practices can result in reduced range of movement in any participating joint. When the joint is unable to move through its full range it becomes “compromised”. When compromised movement is present in a joint, surrounding joints take up the slack, creating extra stress all around. Mobility work reduces the potential body imbalances inherent in our athletic and recreational pursuits.
Here is a good article on hip mobility... Have a good "active rest day!"
I am so damn proud of the CFL Staff and Athletes that made this event a home run!! This Saturday was honestly one of my most favorite days of my life! These pics represent only some of the vivid memories of triumphs captured on that day. I was absolutely impressed by my staff and how they delivered one of the best OLY Meets in the state on their first time out. I have more than respect for the individuals whom stepped inside the Box and were judged by a small group of their peers. "The Credit belongs to the Homosapien in the Arena". Thanks and grattitude to those of you whom helped us pull this win off! Enjoy your success CFL!...>Sarge