FallOut CrossFit – School of Elite Fitness Tri-cities, WA

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Competition v Training

With the 2011 CrossFit Season right around the corner. It’s a great time to talk about competition versus training. Everyday you compete when you come in the gym, but you compete with yourself, with the clock, with no one else. It’s great to have the group to push you to that next level, the place you don’t want to go because it hurts but you know you can if only you run a little faster or hold onto the bar for one more rep. Personal best are just that they are your own. But how are you to know your personal best without a workout journal? We write the score up on the board to hold people accountable and make the workout transparent not to compare one against another. For me it’s hard to work out by myself, I love the community and support that FOCF brings. But, “We have to learn to be our own best friends because we fall too easily into the trap of being our own worst enemies.” – Roderick Thorp. If you get caught up in the competition and not enjoy the ride it will not be as fun as it once was. Read the experience of one athlete Heidi Fish on Seperating Competition from Training.

The majority of CrossFitters are just trying to be as fit as possible in the good company of other like-minded people and have some fun while they’re at it. A very small percentage competes at the CrossFit Games, and I’d venture to say the benefit of CrossFit for the masses has nothing to do with a killer Fran time. Personal records are just that: personal. My worth as a person has no correlation to fast benchmarks. I just have to keep reminding myself of that.

WOD: Thursday

WU: JYD + 400m run


  • Run 400m, 21 Push press
  • Run 400m, 15 PP
  • Run 400m, 9 PP
  • III: 135/95
  • II: 95/65
  • I: 65/45

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