Well OK - I am not going to be competing in the games and I am actually not even going to Wisconsin to see them live BUT I can tell you that I will be tuned in and watching the live stream! I absolutely love this time of year when we get to see the most AMAZING athletes battle it out over 5 days to be the FITTEST in the World! You can catch it live here CBSsports LIVE - CrossFit Games 2018!
I get it you may be asking yourself - WHY?
Why would I want to watch people workout! Well, I can tell you that if you are a CrossFitter it is awesome because you will see men and women do the same workouts that you do in your very own box. It is cool to watch someone crush a workout hat you almost died doing the week before.
It is what I like to call "commiserating awe"! You totally get the pain they are going through and you feel bad but you are in complete AWE at how fast they just did it! It seriously is the coolest! Now if you are NOT a CrossFitter - you will still get that same feeling of awe... you just may think these guys are nuts! Who would want to do that... and then that is where it starts because the best thing about CrossFit is that it is functional fitness.
The majority of the workouts are basic movements that you need to be able to do in your every day life. Perfect example is a squat... You probably do a squat about 5- 50 times a day. You sit in a chair and you sit on the potty... so there you go! Functional fitness!!! Are you doing it with 150 extra pounds on your shoulders? No, of course not BUT that is the cool thing with CrossFit is that it is also very adaptable.
You can do CrossFit at any age, size, fitness level, athlete, non athlete and so on. There is always something for everyone! Where are some of the local spots in Alexandria? I can say that we are quite lucky to have a handful in every direction.
A few are: