Friday: The ‘other’ Games are Here!

The 2012 Olympic Games officially start today. This is not only the pinnacle of 4 years of completely immersed training & lifestyle choices, but for many athletes, it is the pinnacle of their athletic careers. In the end, some data shows that the difference between gold and silver is one tenth of one percent. My own experience leads me to believe that it may be even less.

We talk about the arc and development of LDAT (long term athletic development) quite a bit at the box. Why we choose certain movement and motor patterns, why we are targeting specific energy systems or why we are varying the intensities and volumes of our constantly varied routine. We have a saying in CrossFit that the needs of the Olympic athlete and civilian differ by degree, not by kind, and I think this is really accurate. This same analogy can also be applied with the time it takes any athlete to  develop any level athlete and unleash their full potential.

Olympians aren’t made overnight, and neither are really well rounded and healthy CrossFitters. Both people have doubts, both people struggle with realizing their full potential. Both can only get out what they put in.

Over the next 2 weeks, as you enjoy watching athletes at the peak of their prime, take a second to think about all that they had to go through to get their as well. What can you apply from this to your own training? Chances are, it should be a lot.

Post your thoughts, along with favorite Olympic event to comments.

Speaking of world class, Steven & family just WODded it up at CrossFit Zurich…High Voltage be blowing up World Wide…and now Switzerland will never be the same!

All Levels CrossFit

Level 1 CrossFit

Ax5 sets

A1. Deadlift:
3-3-3-3-3, rest 20 seconds
A2. Hollow Rock – 20 seconds of rocking (both legs extended, single leg extended), rest 1 minute
Skill: Deadlift:

  • Sets of 5 reps for 10 minutes
  • Review Hollow Rock Progressions
B. Strict Press
4-4-4-4
C. 10 minute ‘Coaches Choice’ finisher… :)
WOD: 15 minute AMRAP
  • 10x Deadlift
  • 15x Lateral hurdle jump
  • 200 meter run

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