For those of you viewing this post using the mobile view on your cell phone or tablet, you may not be aware of the Countdown to the Intrepid Games widget in the right hand side bar that you’ll see if you view our site in full view. It’s a gentle reminder to get to work on physically, mentally, and emotionally preparing yourselves for our annual gym competition. On the heels of another exciting CrossFit Games many of you are curious about what a CrossFit competition is like, or you caught the bug to get back into the mix again. Whether this is your first CrossFit competition (or any type of competition) or you’re a vet, don’t be too stressed out because those that were a part of last year’s Intrepid Games can attest that it was an awesome experience for everyone involved. Athletes, judges, volunteers, spectators, and vendors alike, everyone could feel the energy, support, and camaraderie radiating within the gym. Registration for the 2013 Intrepid Games is easy just pick up a form, fill it out, and submit the $35 fee all before August 23rd. Not interested in competing but still want to help? Volunteers are the backbone of any good competition and your help will be greatly appreciated. Just email email@example.com if you’d like to help.
I’ve touched on the subject before, but having a competition on the horizon helps you focus and prioritize your training, recovery, and nutrition…three things that find their way to the back burner oftentimes without you even realizing it. Our goal with the Intrepid Games is to stimulate progress, and what better way than by putting yourself and your performance on display for your friends, family, and peers. Sure it makes you nervous, but I’m here to tell you that nothing lights a fire under your ass like giving something your all in front of others.
Six weeks left, and if you’re like me you’re looking at Alia’s previous Intrepid Games post and looking at some of the categories trying to figure out what needs the most work leading up to the games. Once you’ve narrowed it down to a short list of 2-3 things, follow Alia’s guidance from yesterday’s “Goal Getter” post. Hold yourself accountable to not only yourself but to your peers and coaches by listing specific goals on the new goal board. I took the initiative and started the list with two goats I’ve struggled with for as long as I can remember, Overhead Squats and Running. Although I’m not competing in the Intrepid Games, sometimes I need a reminder and the peer pressure to put in a little bit of work every day towards those movements I feel I struggle with the most. What are your two or three goats, and what are your goals leading up to the 2013 Intrepid Games? Make them known on the Goal Board and get to work!
Overhead Squat 2-2-2
Chipper For Time:
30 KB Snatches (70/44)
20 Handstand Pushups
10 Ground to Shoulders (185/125)