”Plus two hundred and eighty-six.”
That was the number in the stands. Then things got a little tense because there were no women’s divisions until 2008 when Jacque Elliot took second place in her age group for Victoria. ”Hey, I never knew that.” She had to look up olympic weightlifting events on Wikipedia before she could add it to her list of geographic misunderstandings. ”Hi, Mom. I’m still here,” she said when Richard finally came back online. ”’How many people are signed up for crossfit open?”’
”Two.’ Richard didn’t seem happy about not having a spot any more but he tried to make it sound like a huge feat: ”’Only two?”’ He sounded puzzled and maybe even hurt by this news; he hasn’t been CrossFitting long enough to really feel much deep passion for this stuff yet—more like mildly bemused curiosity—so calling him crazy was probably unfair. Jacque cackled into her bowl of chocolate milk (her fifth) and then Richard called out something singularly unhelpful: ”’Oh! Do you want to work out with me?”’ But what kind of retort would come from someone who’d just heard they were second both days of competition, especially if their significant other made them do so? It would take too long and be too complicated so instead Jacque offered something easier: an empty promise with less meaning than getting
What Do You Call People Who Do Crossfit?
Athletes Threshold trainers Thrill seekers Herbi-coolers Brainscrapers (bad pun, but not one I would mind using) Stereotypical Crossfitters: Of all the words that come to mind when you think of a crossfitter, “athlete” probably wouldn’t be the first that comes to your imagination. In fact, it might be thrown out of your head by doubts about their strength and dedication—or by the thought that what they do is more or less a mental trick, an excuse for going back to high school again. Or maybe you consider them fitness geeks. For some people, Team Crossfit can feel like a cult—like an escape from reality. But if any of these stereotypes fit them, isn’t it past time for a change? The workout program has been proven effective in every phase of life from preadolescence through middle age and into retirement possible; performance increases have been found in studies on everything from science faculty members at MIT1 to men with AIDS2 who weren’t expected to live longer than twenty years. At least thirty million American adults complete some form of regular vigorous exercise on most days of the year while more than three million run marathons or triathlons annually.3 As far as the data show today, there really is no downside beyond aches and pains associated with common healthy aging processes
GREETINGS FROM CROSSFIT KEMPTON
My name is Ian Reynolds and I am the CrossFit coach at Kempston Athletics Centre in Bedfordshire. The goal of this blogpost is to share my experiences of coaching CxK for 3 years and 140 Cx events in that time. We have won national championship titles in both Team Handball and Gymnastics competitions, we hold the best combined scores record in our county for 14 years running and we host not one but two annual CrossFit Games events: one for individual males and one for couples (a format event which has been run since 2009). Overall, I can say it’s been a fantastic journey thus far! No doubt about it. Running CxK has brought me some amazing moments which will be with me forever. As an administrator I get to meet people from across the country, helping them reach their peak performance on an elite level. As a coach myself I am privileged to work with some incredible individuals each week throughout training sessions who are committed to achieving results beyond what they ever thought was possible…this would never be possible without our dedicated membership base of around 400 athletes across female & male divisions that attend sessions every week along with countless weekend warriors who practice on top of home routines so they can hit the ground running on weekly days! Our success isn’t down to just us however, but also down to you guys-our members come first…they are why we do what we do at Kempston Track & Field Club. Thanks so much!