CrossFit - Greg Glassman

Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat. Practice and train major lifts: Deadlift, clean, squat, presses, C&J, and snatch. Similarly, master the basics of gymnastics: pull-ups, dips, rope climb, push-ups, sit-ups, presses to handstand, pirouettes, flips, splits, and holds. Bike, run, swim, row, etc, hard and fast. Five or six days per week mix these elements in as many combinations and patterns as creativity will allow. Routine is the enemy. Keep workouts short and intense. Regularly learn and play new sports. - Greg Glassman

CrossFit is constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Am I an Experienced CrossFitter?

I recently signed up for a membership with CrossFit Golden the online contact form had two choices:

(1) First timer
(2) Experienced CrossFitter

I decided to drop in on a class as an experienced crossfitter.  Now it is time for a retrospective.

CrossFit Undeniable:  3/2/2015 - 6/30/2015 - 4 months
MBS CrossFit (MBS):  7/6/2015 - 12/31/2015 - 6 months
MBS:  1/1/2016 - 8/26/2016 - 9 months (once/week)
West Metro CrossFit (WMCF):  2/7/2017 - 3/31/2017 - 2 months
CrossFit Golden (CFG):  12/27/2017 - ???

I also dropped in at a smattering of boxes over that time period as my travels dictated:

NorCal CrossFit (Redwood City, CA)
Old Pueblo CrossFit (Tucson, AZ)
CrossFit Silver Bull (Germantown, TN)
Clermont CrossFit (Clermont, FL)

In essence you could say that I had about 1 year of CrossFit over a 2 year period.  And have taken about 2 years off from coached training.

That may be a bit of an understatement as I continued to do gymnastics, Olympic lifting, swimming, bicycling, running, etc over the last couple of years, but certainly more sporadically and with less intensity.  Certainly my oilfield time was marked by calisthenics (Cindy), powerlifting and jogs on the treadmill of 10-20 minutes.

Another metric would be the CrossFit Open.

I registered and did the 2016 Open at MBS

I registered and did the 2017 Open at WMCF

I did not register, but did the 2018 Open workouts at Aspire Fitness

I intend to register for the 2019 Open and complete the workouts at CFG.

I have always done the workouts scaled and have chalked up scores at the bottom of my box and my age group worldwide.  I do not expect this year to be any different.  However give the tumultuous couple of years, I feel pretty good about starting CrossFit at age 43 and my CrossFit rebirth at age 47.

I would still enjoy getting into triathlon again (or at least swim, bike, run training). 

I would enjoy getting into yoga again.

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