CrossFit Competitions for Lay Persons…

So I was asked after my last CrossFit Competition, “What is a CrossFit competition?” by someone who has no concept of what CrossFit is.

My first reaction, “Well, it’s a day you pay money to get your ass kicked.  It was awesome!”

But I decided against that response since it sounded like only insane people would do such a thing (I know, all CrossFitters are insane, but you get the point).

A CrossFit competition is usually a day-long event (sometimes two days) on the weekends that consists of several workouts against other competitors.  They can be individual or team competitions.  Obviously the goal is to win.

Anyone can sign up and compete and they’re fun!  They also are killer most of the time and it takes your body several days to recover because they are designed to push your limits.  Competitions expose your weaknesses and your strengths.  They motivate you to do better and improve.

For me, it’s all about winning.  Last competition, I got 5th.  Next one I’m signed up for is February 17th.  It’s a partner one.  And I’m aiming to win!

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6 thoughts on “CrossFit Competitions for Lay Persons…

      1. The festivus games! It seemed like a good starting point. It’s not til April so I’m hoping to get some good training in. You don’t have any advice for working through bursitis pain do you? It kills me on pull ups and ohs days.

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      2. Cool!!! I’ve seen the Festivus game sign up but I’m waiting till after the Open to decide.

        Not that specific pain, no. But pain in general, yes. I guess it depends. If it’s an injury, back off. If it’s soreness, push through. If it’s something that needs time to heal, give it time. If you can work around it, then do so. Or scale.

        I always have tweaks it seems. One example is I did something to my side muscles. I couldn’t kip for a while. So I stricted everything. I could still work out but just not fast. I gave that muscle time to heal.

        I’m unsure about chronic. Is it chronic that won’t go away?

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      3. Awesome. Good luck with the open, I’m planning on just following along this year.

        It is chronic. I’ve had several cortisone shots and a stem cell injection which worked great until I benched one day and heard pop. Now it’s back to constant shoulder pain :-/

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