I’m a huge fan of combat sports. I follow mixed martial arts, boxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and wrestling. There’s something about the old saying, “Two men enter, one man leaves”, that’s always appealed to me. I did a report on Muhammad Ali in fourth grade, for some reason I still remember it. I get butterflies in my stomach when a good main event starts. I suppose that’s why I enjoy Crossfit so much; I get to push myself against others in a competitive setting.
This past weekend I had the pleasure of watching one of the most controversial and talented boxers of the era, Floyd “Money” Mayweather, defend his multiple welterweight titles. It can be argued that he is the greatest boxer of all time. Floyd has entered the squared circle as a professional 44 times and has never left without his hand being raised. I can’t imagine how much pressure there is entering that ring with so much on the line. He has spent his entire life as a boxer, he grew up in a gym, and it’s all he’s ever known. His motto is; hard work, dedication. Simple, yet very effective. Love him, or hate him, you have to respect his talent. I don’t watch his fights to see if he loses, I watch because it’s like watching an artist paint a picture. Floyd is famous in boxing circles for his work ethic and attention to his craft. During training camps he’s known for his 3 A.M. distance runs through Las Vegas and sparring sessions that last 24 rounds. Even after all that success he still trains like it’s his first big fight.
How much time are you really dedicating to being healthy? Can you imagine the results and how different your life would be? I’m not asking you to devote your entire life to the pursuit of fitness. I know that family, work, and life in general gets busy. I’m asking you to dedicate an hour of your day to come in and crush a workout. Get to gym, we’ll help you take care of the rest.
"5 Foot Blue"
10 rounds for time:
3 power cleans (135/95)
6 wall ball (20/14)
Posted by Tyler