This past weekend we had the pleasure of watching the top athletes in the world compete in the 2012 CrossFit Games. All athletes were impressive but watching the masters class compete was truly inspiring. We had two athletes who are part of the gym posted 1st and 3rd in their respective age brackets, Marnell King (55-59) and Chris Kulp (60+). If you see either of them give them a big congratulations as they worked incredibly hard leading up to games and put in stellar performances at the games, obviously. I bring this up because of a conversation I had with my Dad about what separates these athletes from the others in Longevity. The answer was simple, skills. On Saturday we ran the Masters chipper from the games and what really separated our athletes from the games athletes was the skill of the movements. We need to work pull-ups, specifically, kipping pull-ups, chest to bar pull-ups, double-unders and depth of the squat during various movements. Not all is lost though, all of you have what it takes to master these movements but it’s going to take extra practice and persistence. If you are interested in working any of these skills please talk to me during our classes and we can program in progressions between each strength set. In the meantime I’m glad watching your peers has inspired you to look at your weakness’ because they are the ones that keep you from going to the next level. Things to think about.
On a side note, a big congratulations goes out to George H. and Doc for doing their first rope climb. Way to go you two!
Strength: Strict Press 3/3/3/3/3
-1 rope climb or 2 rope progressions b/w each set.