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.
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.
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.
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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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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.
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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.
My daughter and I did a CrossFit competition, Battle at the Rock, last weekend at CrossFit Castle Rock. I’ve done this CrossFit competition before, but my daughter hasn’t. I entered master’s, and she did open. She had to scale everything, but she had fun. I did much better than I had anticipated — mainly because I did 100 double unders unbroken.
It was fun for all!
Credit to Mark Tepsic Photography for photo!
Yesterday, I attended a great CrossFit competition at CrossFit Decimate in Colorado Springs. Dubbed “Masters of the Universe,” this was a CrossFit competition for those 35 and over.
It was extremely fun. And I won first place. I won a cool sword and other goodies. All of the workouts were good and the CrossFit programming was on point. CrossFit Decimate was a gracious host, and the judging was great. I attended last year and now this year and will definitely go again.
This was exactly what I needed because lately I’ve been finding it extremely hard to workout, so it made me realize that all of my hard work does pay off in the end!
Last weekend, my daughter and I (my son tagged along as well) traveled to Lehi, Utah, for a CrossFit Competition. We were partners, and we entered Battle of the Box Utah in the intermediate division. It was fun. We got to swim in Salt Lake. We tried to see the largest open-pit mine in the world, Bingham Canyon Mine, but it was closed due to COVID.
We got to do pistols in the competition. Overall, it was an okay competition. Neither of us liked the second WOD, which had you doing burpees every minute on the minute while trying to complete an AMRAP.
It’s just nice to compete in CrossFit.
Today, my daughter and I traveled to Kearney, NE, to do the Red, White & Blue Showcase, a CrossFit competition at Kearney CrossFit. It was fun. We had six workouts, and by the last one, we both almost died. We entered the scaled division for females because I’m a master’s athlete and she’s a teen. There were three divisions: RX, scaled, and intermediate.
What was frustrating about this CrossFit Competition is having to compete against women who entered the scaled and were really not scaled. They should have been in the intermediate — and their scores showed it when they beat most of the intermediate teams in the workouts. This part was exceedingly frustrating. Inevitably, at all CrossFit Competitions that I attend, there are always those teams who enter a lower division merely because they prioritize winning over competing at their own level. This is sad because you cheat those teams who are truly scaled out of podium contention, and these are the people who need that boost the most in order to stay motivated to keep working towards their goals.
To those teams, I urge you to think about others over yourselves, and not being able to do one movement out of dozens is truly not a reason to enter lower.
CrossFit competitions are about pushing yourself to be better; how are you better when you pounce those who you should not be competing against?