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CrossFit Competition: 1st Annual Battle Royale

I’ve done quite a few competitions at Castle Rock Fitness. These guys run great competitions, on-time, and they are super friendly.

My daughter and I competed as a team, and I’m proud to say we did not come in last. We beat a few teams actually. A masters and a teen athlete against 20 year olds are to be expected to be near the bottom.

The WODs this time around were not the best. One WOD the other partner had to be able to do all of the moves and my daughter couldn’t do one so we had to stand around for five minutes. Another WOD had wall walks (possibly the dumbest CrossFit move ever). A floater was a 1600 meter row. I can do that one at home. The best was the complex (deadlift, hang clean, and a front squat). I PR’ed my hang squat clean at 140 pounds.

It was fun. Will do again. However, when we signed in, they had run out of our size of t-shirts so we both received the wrong size shirts that we now cannot wear. Given that we had signed up well before the deadline, this was disappointing to say the least.

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CrossFit and Working Out With Your Daughter

I managed to get one of my daughters into CrossFit. She likes it, and she has been my partner for most of the last partner competitions. It has been a great bonding experience for us both.

Alas, we have moved, and finding a CrossFit that will allow a teen to workout in an adult class has become a challenge. She may quit doing CrossFit even though I have my own CrossFit setup at home. I have every piece of equipment and can do every move except ring muscle ups. Yet, she does not like to work out by herself. I’ve offered to workout with her, but she won’t.

Our last CrossFit competition may have been our last one. She just graduated from high school with her two-year college degree and is represented by a modeling agency. She dreams of being an actress.

Working out with your daughter in CrossFit is fun and a great way to get them active. While you’ll never win a CrossFit competition with your daughter as your partner, you do it for fun and nothing else. Try it yourselves, and see. The bonds and memories will be priceless.

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CrossFit Competition: Windsor Warrior

Last weekend, my daughter and I competed as a team at the Windsor Warrior CrossFit competition at Official Fitness in Windsor. We met our goal: we did not come in last. When you have a masters and a teen athlete competing against 20-year-olds, that was an accomplishment, especially since my daughter’s knee was hurting so I was left to shoulder the burden.

It was fun. The workouts were good, but cold since two were outside due to COVID. However, we had a good day. No PR’s. Just a day hanging with my daughter before she flies the coop.

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Unsure Why I Pay for an Hour of Pain

I got a massage last weekend.

When I tell people this, they usually say, “Oh, nice!”

I respond, “It was far from nice.”

THE TRUTH OF A CROSSFIT MASSAGE

When you CrossFit and you get a massage, it’s far from a fluff, “feel good” massage where you are gently rubbed all over and you leave feeling relaxed. Instead, you spend good money to be gritting your teeth, cussing in your mind, and trying not to scream “stop” because the pain is that intense.

These are my deep pressure massages. I hate them with a passion. They absolutely, 100% suck, and I can’t believe I pay my hard-earned money to be in pain.

But I do. Every month.

Because it’s the only way I can move.

Afterwards, even though I’m sore from my massage for days, the mobility I regain is worth it.

Still, paying for pain seems like the ultimate oxymoron. Contact me for CrossFit SEO services today.

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5 Recovery Tips for Master CrossFit Athletes After a CrossFit Competition

At my last CrossFit competition, Battle at the Box Utah, I did as expected considering my back is still bothering me despite having twice-weekly adjustments by my chiropractor. What I learned was this:

  • I can no longer compete against girls 20 years younger than me
  • I got my butt kicked

Whatever I did at that CrossFit competition, I felt for days. I did nothing on Sunday, the day after, or on Monday. Walking up and down the stairs was painful. I did a recovery row, bike, and walk on Tuesday. I finally got a workout in on Wednesday. Still, as a 44 year-old CrossFit athlete, I can no longer do the things I used to do five years ago.

RECOVERY TIPS FOR CROSSFIT MASTERS ATHLETES

  1. Listen to your body. Don’t hit the gym on Monday if you are not at least 75%. Give your body time to heal itself after all the work you did.
  2. Drink lots of water. I mean, drink LOTS of water. This will help flush out the junk and wastes in your muscles so they are not quite so sore. I think this was a mistake I made. I did not drink enough on competition day because I hate using the bathroom every 30 minutes.
  3. Roll out. Find a foam roller, and no matter how painful it is, roll out at least for a few minutes a couple of times a day.
  4. Get in some light movement. This, too, will help flush out waste products and get nurtrients to your muscles to aid in muscle tissue repair and recovery.
  5. Sleep. This is hard for most of us since most CrossFit athletes are A-type personalities and always on the go. However, sleep helps you recover and your muscles to repair, so force yourself to do so.

CrossFit competitions are downright fun. But they can most definitely beat you up. Work hard, and recover smart. Contact me for SEO CrossFit services today!

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CrossFit Competition: Battle of the Box Utah

This weekend, my daughter and I competed in the CrossFit Competition Battle of the Box Utah. This was an individual competition, and my daughter entered scaled, while I did intermediate.

I mainly went for rope climbs. My current box does not have rope climbs, and it’s my favorite move. This was fun, except it was partnered with deadlifts. I normally like deadlifts, but because of my back/hip alignment issue I’m having fixed over time at my chiropractor, there are days when my back is fine, and days when it hurts. It hurt a little bit during the competition deadlifting, but it wasn’t too bad. The worst WOD entailed 75 wall balls in a row. I almost died.

It was fun. It was at Thanksgiving Point. The mask laws were lenient, so it was tolerable. Today, I’m super sore. The muscles on the side of my leg are killing me from whatever we did, and it doesn’t help sitting in a car for a seven hour car ride either.

Overall, great CrossFit competition, and we’ll probably do it again. Contact me for CrossFit search engine optimization services today!

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CrossFit 12 Days of Christmas WOD

One of my favorite CrossFit workouts is the 12 Days of Christmas WOD. The beauty of this WOD is that you can use any 12 movements of CrossFit and mix and match to create a workout that will beat you up.

It’s performed like the song. You start with one move, such as a deadlift. Then you go on to two reps of a move, such as a hang power clean, and then you repeat the one movement, the deadlift. Then, you progress to three reps of another movement, say a push jerk. Then you repeat the two hang power cleans and the one deadlift. You do this until you get to 12, which would then be your final round.

By round seven and eight, you are dying, that’s for sure, especially if there are a lot of heavy barbell movements.

For me, I enjoy workouts that beat the crap out of me and that are long. Those are my favorite.

I did this workout by myself in the garage and then I dropped in at CrossFit Cheyenne to do theirs. It was a great time, and I wish we’d do this more often than once a year!

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Shopping with a CrossFit Body

I hate clothes shopping.

I disliked it before I began CrossFit, but now I absolutely despite it.

Reason being is when you have muscles, there’s not a lot of clothes you can purchase that look good on you at the average clothing store. Sure, you can go online to buy CrossFit shorts, pants, bras, and more, especially workout gear, but even online, the dressup section is limited. However, as most of you know, clothes you have to try on for the most part to see if they fit or not.

Yesterday, I sallied forth bravely amidst the holiday shoppers on the quest for a “nice blouse.” This wasn’t just on a whim. I have been asked to become a social influencer at my job and be in videos. My first assignment is for a high-end vitamin client, and I needed a nice blouse to wear.

For the past two years (before COVID-19), I have been working from home. I wear my pajamas to work every day and rarely leave the house except for the gym, the chiropractor, and to get groceries. Needless to say, I was way out of my element yesterday.

My Experience Shopping as a CrossFit Athlete

Shopping with a CrossFit body for women is discouraging to say the least. Many small tops don’t fit because of our shoulders and arm muscles. And the bigger sizes you go, they hang way too loose around the stomach, making you look horrible.

Thus, I tried on shirt after shirt and came up empty. It was extremely frustrating, which is why I hate going shopping. I did find two shirts that look pretty good on me in end after going to Kohl’s, Target, and Dillard’s.

I couldn’t take it anymore and had to go home after that. It was extremely demoralizing to say the least. I love how I look, and I’ve worked hard to get here. However, the majority of women in the United States do not look like me, which is why you find clothes that don’t fit everywhere you go.

If I continue to need clothes, I will have to go in microbursts. Wish me luck!

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A Thanksgiving Tradition I Couldn’t Let Die

For the last five years, I’ve done CrossFit Hero Workout Murph, in honor of Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy, on or near Thanksgiving. This year, I seriously considered not doing it. No CrossFit gyms that I knew of was doing it because of COVID. And I’m trying to take it easy on CrossFit so I can heal and come back better.

However, I had to. My first CrossFit workout ever was a half-Murph, and I still remember how it beat me up. It has special meaning to me.

So I suited up. I put on my vest, warmed up my garage, and got ready to go. Admittedly, I didn’t PR (I wasn’t really trying to). My run sucked, which it has ever since that heavy 10k I inadvertently did. The pull ups were a lot harder than I thought they’d be (it took me three days for my arms to recover). But I felt really good afterwards.

I couldn’t let this Thanksgiving tradition die when it seems like so many other traditions are dying around me. God bless Lieutenant Murphy, his family, and all of the service men and women who fight for our freedoms that we cannot let erode away.

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CrossFit Competition: Alter Egos

Yesterday, my daughter and I competed in a CrossFit competition called Alter Egos at CrossFit Decimate.

CrossFit Decimate in Colorado Springs is a great gym. The owners are top-notch, it’s a wonderful space, and a great place to visit and compete. They are one of the only a few gyms to tackle holding a CrossFit competition in Colorado during COVID. For that, I have a very deep respect for them. It’s most definitely not easy complying with Colorado’s COVID restrictions, but the fact that they were willing to hold one and successfully tackled it puts them first in my book.

So my daughter and I tied for last. We scaled the last workout so she could do the deadlift weight. It was fun, but very tiring and a very long drive. Will most definitely do this again next year.