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What’s Beef

23 Jul

One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.
Tony Robbins

My thoughts on the games…..  My Grade for the The Crossfit Games 2010= B-  Most of the events looked thought out and well planned.  A few of them did not.  First and foremost, the athletes safety should always be taken into consideration.  In any other “Sport” athletes are protected either through the gear they are required to wear or the precautions the sport takes for the athlete.  I won’t get in specifics on this other then that doing push ups on a surface that was probably 150 degrees or hotter, then doing rope climbs at the end of a grueling weekend, I have one word for you= Silly.   And all this BS I’m reading about Crossfit being compared to the X games, give me an f’ng break!  those cats wear helmets, pads, and the course itself is protected.  The Games could have scored an A if the judging was balanced across the board… this portion of the games scored an F in my opinion.  Too many times did I see judges giving credit to reps that weren’t even close to being proper, while other athletes were getting reps taken from them that were legit.  Placement of athletes goes a long way in this, it has to be better!  I don’t have an answer to how this can be rectified but until it does this “Sport” can not and will not be taken seriously, at least in my eyes.

Now lets talk about the venue itself, Top Notch!  The feel of the games is not the same as being out at the Ranch, but for this “Sport” to grow this has to be at this venue or something similar to it for attendance purposes only though.  I still would take the Ranch over it any day, limit the athletes who can compete like they are doing as well as the spectators and get the games on T.V., and you make all the parties happy.  HQ makes the money they are trying to make, and we get the games back at the Ranch.  Is this a feasible option, I don’t know but I like to think it is!  Because I sure in the hell don’t want to have to buy $8-13 beers, or $10 chicken ‘brest’ sandwiches anymore, or the $15 a day parking.  Not that anyone was twisting my arm to do so,  I just think that after all the money it cost to get to the games have a little consideration for the spectators.

Now I want to end with how proud I am of my wife!  A lot of up’s and down’s for her during the games, but all in all she persevered and made it through to the final day and making all the cuts and got to compete in every workout!   Stay tuned for her insights on her blog, she will be posting a 3 part series, and I will post them as she post them.

OPERA

Following workout was from the Crossfit Games 2010

For time:
Run 1200 meters
63 Kettlebell swings, 1.5 pood
36 Pull-ups
Run 800 meters
42 Kettlebell swings, 1.5 pood
24 Pull-ups
Run 400 meters
21 Kettlebell swings, 1.5 pood
12 Pull-ups

Now What…..

1 Jun

Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach.Tom Robbins

Another Qualifier has come and gone… did I qualify? No.  did i improve from last year? skill wise? Yes.  placement? No.  What does that mean to me?  I will tell you what it mean.  As long as I continue to have the desire to get better as an athlete I will continue to compete in Crossfit Competitions.  I have made huge strides in the last 7 months at about a 70% commitment level.  Which in the last 5 yrs is about a 100% increase… does that make sense?!  First and foremost, I am a husband and a father.  My main purpose in life right now is to raise my 2 little kids to be the best they can be.  My 2nd responsibility is to be the best husband I can be (these 2 are really the same commitment).  After that,  it is to be the best athlete I can be…..  For the 2nd time in the last 2 months it was brought my attention that I have the perfect life of a professional athlete.  No one is saying that I am a professional athlete, but if I wanted to train like one, I could.  Well, I don’t…..and why the hell not?  So as of today, I have a new commitment to my family and myself… My commitment to my family is for eternity:  I WILL BE THE BEST HUSBAND AND FATHER ANY FAMILY COULD ASK FOR  my commitment as an athlete is for the next 12 months:   I WILL BE THE BEST ATHLETE I CAN HUMANLY BE, AND I WILL DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO MAKE MYSELF AS COMPLETE AN ATHLETE AS I CAN BE.

Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek.Mario Andretti


Tomorrow’s Workout:   work on any 2 weaknesses that you have for 30 minutes.  mine will be HSPU, Snatch