I have noticed that at CFV we are all held accountable for our performance. That is one of the amazing things about crossfit, no matter what your power output; whether it be time, reps or weight, is always there for all to see. Colin and Huff get an idea of where we are in our essentials class then they give us the resources to improve. However, they also know if we are not doing what we need to do outside of the gym and when they notice that our PRs are not getting better they help us fix it by holding us accountable for what we do in the gym and out. It is a tough subject for me because as much as i want to improve in the gym i also want ice cream and cookies!! mmm delish...right? Now i know what your saying, everything in moderation... well i didn't even learn the word moderation until i was 25!!!! Well thanks to all at out CFV community i think i am finally figuring it out. It is not easy right now but i hope to be competitive in next years games. Lofty goals but what else should a goal be?
I am Dave and I am an L.A. County firefighter. My wife and I discovered Crossfit Ventura in October on '08. It is probably one of the best things we have ever done. We work out together as much as possible wich makes us a better couple. I am so proud of the goals she has set for herself and achieved so rapidly. Crossfit has also made me a better fireman. I performe better on fires and feel better physically and mentally than i have in a long time. Thanks to crossfit my wife and I have bettered our lives in many ways!
Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and NO sugar.
Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat.
Practice and train major lifts: deadlift, clean, squat, presses, C&J, and snatch. Similarly, master the basics of gymnastics:pull-ups, dips, rope climb, push-ups, sit-ups, presses to handstands, pirouettes, flips, splits, and holds.
Bike, run, swim, row, etc, hard and fast.
Five or six days per week mix these elements in as many combinations and patterns as creativity will allow.