Why Do You CrossFit?
I CrossFit because I love it. The first day I did CrossFit I instantly knew it was something I was going to do for the rest of my life. Seriously. You are never done – there is always something you can work on and be excited about. You surprise yourself with how much your body can actually do even though your mind says you can’t. You get results. Because I CrossFit, I feel capable and strong. I am this new woman who stands in her power. And I really LOVE my body. My body is this amazing tool that can do muscle ups, push ups, dead lift over 300 pounds and still wear the sh*t out of a dress,bikini or some nice short shorts. I’ve never felt more confident in my entire life and I know a big part of that is because of CrossFit.
Why do I CrossFit? Because in a lifetime of trying to stay in shape, nothing else has kept my interest and given the kind of results I’ve experienced. At 40 years old, I was able to truthfully declare myself to be in FAR better shape than I was when I was 20 (after only three years of CrossFit). CrossFit is the most fun, challenging and rewarding physical endeavor I’ve found – after a hard day of work, it’s like recess for grown-ups!
I do crossfit because I like to do baddass things with baddass people ! All my life I’ve sought out and surrounded myself with people that excel at what they do and athletics is no exception.
I initially started CrossFit to keep up with my guy friend’s; they
were all physically active and I didn’t like them beating me at
everything. Now that I am able to hold my own with them, I mostly do
CrossFit so I can eat!
The year I started CrossFit my Dad passed away from Esophageal Cancer after an 8 month battle. I didn’t take care of myself at all during that stressful time and between that and two shoulder surgeries that year I was in the worst shape physically and mentally that I had ever been in my life. CrossFit helped me turn things around, and I can’t believe all the gains it has helped me make physically and mentally. Also the CrossFit community is so great, and we are lucky to have such an amazing community at MBS!
It’s recess for adults and it’s funny when people cry.
I CrossFit so I can be a first time Mom at 40 years old.
1. I like the people. I like being to walk into the box and say hello to friends. I like to have conversations with folks about CrossFit, about their kids, about their careers or just life in general. Some of those conversations allow me to share my story, my faith in God. That is really cool for me. There are some really outstanding people at MBS. My life is so much richer because of some of the people that I have met.
2. CrossFit helps me stay fit. Most folks know that I’m not the youngest guy in the box (I’m 50). But I have a 4 kids, ages 11 all the way down to 1. I gotta stay in shape to keep up with my kids. I don’t want to be in the backyard and have to tell one of my kids “Daddy can’t do that but I’ll watch you”. When that happens, Superman loses his cape. I won’t be Superman forever to my kids, but right now I am (kinda).
3. I love to compete. I really enjoy looking at the white board and seeing how I compare. There are certain guys (and gals too) that I know are really good at a certain movement and they will post a good score. I try to use those scores to push me. I wouldn’t work nearly as hard without the people around me and without that whiteboard. Most of all, I like to compete against myself. I love the feeling of having redlined a workout and post a better score or lifted a heavier weight than I did six months ago. That’s motivating to me.
Workout of the Day
21-15-9 Complex from 2014 Games
7 chest-to-bar pull-ups
6 bar muscle-ups
5 chest-to-bar pull-ups
4 bar muscle-ups
3 chest-to-bar pull-ups
2 bar muscle-ups
L3 – 155/105 lb.
L2 – 135/95 lb.
L1 – 95/65 lb.
*If you don’t have bar muscle ups, you can modify with toes to bar, additional chest to bar pullups, or burpee pullups.
Post your scores to the Whiteboard.