Monday, June 14, 2010

Not Competing in 10' Games

This past weekend I was at Burgener's Oly cert in Md. lead by Josh Everett. Josh's coaching was outstanding. I have know him from the Games in 08' where he finished 2nd. We are similar athletes: strong guys who move explosively and love that 1-5 min time domain. He and I have had some videos posted on the main site including the fastest Isabelle times recorded with a 1:11 and 1:02 respectively. The CrossFit community was looking at us both to do something special at the Games this year, yet we both came up short. In talking to him this weekend we found that people had been asking us the same question: What happened? The Answer...nothing. The truth is that Crossfit (and life) sometimes just comes down to the luck of the draw. And while we all want to get that workout that is right in our wheelhouse, sometimes we get equalized by movements or energy systems we are just not as strong at. For me it was upper body gymnastics, for Josh it was overhead squats. With the sport continuing to grow and evolve, the margins of winning and finishing 30th are growing smaller and smaller. So what's the answer? These types of experiences are often opportunities to look at weaknesses and draw inspiration to train better in the next year. Looking at the regionals, I'll have to be more rounded because some of my capacities are underdeveloped. I am moving to San Diego at the end of the summer to open an affiliate, trying to recruit Josh to be my training partner....I promised him that I wouldn't make him squat though.

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Day 17

Plus 1,000,000 reps of pvc olympic lifting progressions and 10 burpees... (use your hook grip!)

Day 18

What are the signs and symptoms of skin cancer? Skin cancer can be found early, and both doctors and patients play important roles in finding skin cancer. If you have any of the following symptoms, tell your doctor.

* any change on the skin, especially in the size or color of a mole or other darkly pigmented growth or spot, or a new growth
* scaliness, oozing, bleeding, or change in the appearance of a bump or nodule
* the spread of pigmentation beyond its border such as dark coloring that spreads past the edge of a mole or mark
* a change in sensation, itchiness, tenderness, or pain

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