Starting the week off with another member blog by Edwin Belen!
I've been CrossFitting for almost two years and appreciate the increased level of functional fitness it has provided me. What I didn't realize was that I would enjoy CrossFit so much that I would want to learn more about it outside of class. There are many places on the interwebs to learn about CrossFit but one place that leads me down different paths of CrossFit research is the Wodcast Podcast.
During the Wodcast Podcast, guests and the hosts provide context to what I learn in class and what I read on the web. Last week's guest on the Wodcast was John Welbourn, a former NFL player that can be considered a veteran of the CrossFit movement. Welbourn in fact competed at the 2008 CrossFit Games. During the Wodcast, a movie was mentioned called "Every Second Counts" that intrigued me enough to search it out.
I just finished watching the movie on youtube today and was so impressed with the growth of CrossFit since 2008. For those that have watched the CrossFit Games either live or on ESPN would be surprised at how grassroots the Games were only 5 years ago. This is a testament to the unparalleled growth of CrossFit and why it's so exciting to be apart of this culture today. I also got to see some stars of CrossFit today and where they were in 2008 including Jason Khalipa and Chris Spealer.
If you have the time or interest, I would highly recommend watching Every Second Counts. Here's a link.
A. 3x MAX pull ups
(3 sets of max reps pull ups)
B. 2 minute max push ups test
C. AMRAP 15 minutes
10 kb swings (70/53, USSR)
20 wall ball (20/14)
30 double unders
Posted by Zareh.