We’ve had The Open, we’ve had the Quarter- and Semi-Finals, (most importantly) we had the inhouse throwdown, and now, with the Last Chance Qualifiers being announced, we’re only a few weeks away from the CrossFit Games. In the sport of CrossFit, there are comps running all year, but we’re certainly at a particularly busy point in the competitive calendar.
All good fun if your idea of competing goes beyond racing during the Saturday Pairs workout, chasing your training partner down in a sweaty WOD, or scrawling up your finish time on the whiteboard after class.
But what if you don’t like comparing yourself or your scores to others?
Community vs Competition
A sporting attitude and a desire to uplift your fellow athlete is a huge part of CrossFit competition, but when you’re on the comp floor, it’s just you and the clock against everyone else.
If you aren’t driven by strictly mediated comparison, you probably aren’t going to thrive in competition. But that doesn’t mean you can’t thrive in CrossFit – it’s just form of exercise after all!
Safe, effective exercise and sound nutrition
Lifting weights, Olympic weightlifting, and resistance training all make you stronger. High intensity workouts do a really good job of improving aerobic fitness and burning calories. CrossFit promotes heart health, it promotes mental wellbeing, and it promotes the optimisation of nutrition.
AND, it’s an incredibly sociable way to keep fit.