5 rounds for time:
5 Deadlifts (75% of best 3RM)
This year we're taking 4 members of SC to the CrossFit Games in
Carlson, California. As you can imagine, they are extremely excited
about the opportunity. Other than Charlie, Jose, Ralf and Esha have
never been to California. Its a first. It will be a great opportunity
to meet the community and many of the people who have supported our
little fitness club over the years. Of course they'll get to see first
hand all the tremendous athletes compete in the same type of workouts
they do everyday...just at a much higher level. But I know once they
get to witness the Games live, the seed will be planted in their head
to work even harder to one day make it to the Big Show. It's the dream
of playing ball in the big leagues, only making it to the CrossFit
Games is much more attainable. Fortunately, from our talks the kids
know that fitness and health is not a race to the Games, but rather a
lifestyle that brings many great benefits such as competing in events
and treating it as a sport. I tell them constantly that while competing
at the higher level is great, remember the goal is to treat health and
fitness as a lifelong journey. One weekend will not make or break you.
The Games are simply a way to showcase your skills and hard work and
bench mark your progress against others.
Honestly it is less about the competition than it is about having
fun, meeting new people, broadening one's horizons, working hard at
everything one does and constantly seeking and finding new positive
experiences in life.
The quest never ends. Achieving optimal health, fitness, happiness and personal and career success is a life long pursuit.
Thanks to Greg Glassman for his generosity to fly Esha, Charlie, Jose and Ralf out to the Games this year, these young crossfitters will have an experience of a lifetime that otherwise would never happen.
If you'll be there, make sure you come by our booth to say hi.