CrossFit Games Training Grunt Work

CrossFit Games Training Grunt Work

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I just made a compilation video of my CrossFit Games Training grunt work.


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You’ll Only Progress With Customized CrossFit Programming

Let’s be honest, if you want to achieve the highest levels of any sport, hobby, or task you set your eyes on, you have to do what works for you and what attacks your weaknesses.

With regards to CrossFit, if you just show up and do the programming at your CrossFit gym, you’ll never reach the highest levels. Sure, you’ll get stronger, and you’ll improve, but you will eventually reach a plateau that you may not be able to overcome.

For far too long, I was complacent, and although I did my own CrossFit programming, I really had no idea what to do to get better. Sadly, this is the majority of people unless you invest the time to figure it out yourself.

If you want to progress in anything in life, you’ll need customized training for you, especially for CrossFit.

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Update on Training for the CrossFit Games

Hey all!

I just thought I’d give you an update on my training for the CrossFit Games. Just watch the video below for the whole story, but suffice it to say, it’s all going extremely well. I’m super excited about what the future holds.

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What You Can Learn from Videotaping Your CrossFit Moves

Most of us would agree that one of the best inventions ever has been the camera and video. Besides taking selfies of yourself in cool places, you can use your camera to record your CrossFit moves in order to learn from them, correct your moves, and ultimately get better.

I’ve been videotaping myself a lot lately as I journey to the CrossFit Games for my coaches to view in order to see my flaws so I can fix them. Sure, it takes a bit more work than normal, but the learning curve is unlimited.

See one of my videos below of a video I made for my CrossFit coach in order to help me, and subscribe to my YouTube Channel today!

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Koda CrossFit Iron View Competitor Camp

Last weekend, I attended a competitor camp hosted by Koda CrossFit Iron View in Lafayette, Colorado.

It exceeded my expectations. We did a lot of testing to discover our strengths and our weaknesses, got a lot of great information on competing, nutrition, sleep, and so much more.

And, Justin Bergh, the General Manager of The CrossFit Games, stopped by as a guest speaker. It was really, really cool.

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Reasons I Want to Train for the CrossFit Games

I’ve been thinking about my whys for training for the CrossFit Games:


  • I have a dream. I have to do something about it.
  • This can help me with my goal to be a professional vlogger.
  • I could make a difference in others’ lives.
  • I crave excitement
  • I crave something different
  • I crave having a goal in life
  • I want to escape my computer
  • I want to have a better self-body image
  • I want to do something others don’t
  • It’s my chance to do something “big”
  • It gets me through my monotonous days

Ultimately, it gives me a why. I need a why in my life or I can sink into depression. Whether I make it or not is important, but not the end all. It’s the training and the striving that I need.

You can see my initial thoughts on training for the CrossFit Games and subscribe to my YouTube channel to follow along today!

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Initial Thoughts About Training for the CrossFit Games

Besides the fact I’m scared out of my mind, there’s a lot of thoughts I’ve had about training for the CrossFit Games:


  • It will be boring as hell
  • It will all be mental
  • It will be about believing in myself
  • It will be about having support
  • I will need more rest
  • I will need to change my training schedule
  • I’ll have to bulk
  • I’ll have to give up CrossFit WODs and competitions
  • None of this will be easy
  • None of this will be fun
  • In fact, most of it will be a living hell

So, the question becomes: Is it worth it?

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Here’s my video on the matter:


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I’m Tired of Only Being “Okay” At CrossFit

The eye-opener for me was 22.3 of the CrossFit Open. I was so angry because that workout should have been in my wheelhouse. All of the Open 2022 sucked for me. I should have done much better.

That’s when I decided to quite sucking at CrossFit and get serious again.

However, last week when I was practicing chest-to-bar pull ups in my garage gym and failing and failing, I realized that I can no longer do this alone.

I wish I had realized this sooner in my CrossFit career. I wish I had had someone suggest this. Admittedly, COVID-19 did not help. I entered a period of severe depression, and the only thing I could do in CrossFit was maintain.

Now, I’m shooting for the Games and soliciting a coach. We’ll see how this goes!

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Following My Dreams: Should I Train for the CrossFit Games?

I did Murph last week, and something changed. The way I felt afterwards; euphoria doesn’t even begin to describe it.

I made a video and could not stop watching it. There was something about it that I still can’t describe.

Doing Murph made me think of my friend, Justin Thompson. He’s a veteran, and Murph is big with him. I haven’t seen him since COVID-19, so he was on my mind.

Then, a few days later, I was working out early in the morning at my home gym and the thought occurred to me, “I want to go to the CrossFit Games.”

I didn’t think it ridiculous at all; in fact, now that I’m a masters athlete, I think I have a good chance (of course, I could be delusional).

But I would need a trainer. There’s no earthly way I could do it by myself.

That’s where Justin comes in. He’s a CrossFit Level 3 trainer. I’ve trained with him before. If anyone could help me achieve my dream, it would be him.

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