Don’t forget to wear socks Thursday as we will be climbing ROPE and it seems that black and blue shins are NOT in season. Odd.
And now for something completely different. The Olympics are going on…just so you know. My roommates are all for the male swimming events for some reason and while the men’s gymnastics costumes (essentially a giant onesie) are entertaining, the weightlifting events are especially fun to watch for any crossfitter. Tuesday, Kazakhstan’s Maiya Maneza set an Olympic record in the 63-kg weight class. She snatched 110kg and completed a 135kg clean and jerk, beating the standing record by 3 kilograms.
The Olympics represent many different things. Maybe you watch to celebrate USA pride, to marvel at the spectacular athletes in every sport around the world, or because all your favorite shows are re-runs. To me, the Olympics represent hope. These are people that have devoted their lives to something that they love and are awarded the opportunity to showcase what they can do. It is nothing short of amazing to watch these men and women perform at their best with the whole world watching.
While we may not be olympians here at CrossFit Fenway, we come in and give it all we have anyway. Just like some of our friday workouts, these athletes are heroes as well. And if you ever need a reason to push it just a little further, remember that there is a 135-lb. woman in Kazakhstan snatching your deadlift.
August 2, 2012
Rope Ascent Review
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