Mate: So you can actually compete against each other in CrossFit?
Me: Yep…Pretty cool hey!
Mate: So what exactly will you be doing?
Me: Well, I’m not really sure. But somewhere along the lines of running, jumping, throwing weights around…You know, the usual…
Mate: Umm, that’s about as clear as mud.
So what is CrossFit? This is a question I get asked often. After my competition last weekend the question I get now is…Well what’s this CrossFit competition thing you did then?
I’m still trying to answer both so I thought I’d put this post together.
If you have been following my crossfit journey, a few months back I mentioned that my coach Cassie had entered myself and Stu into our first CrossFit competition at CrossFit Feel Good in Sydney. Well that day had finally come. Continue reading →
What is CrossFit? I’m still struggling with this question when I get asked. But when I tell people the first thing I do in the morning is check the CrossFit Bare website to see what today’s WOD is, I usually get two responses that go something like this:
Uh? Don’t you think that’s a little obsessive? What’s wrong with you mun!
Before & after photo of Lynne Knapman. She lost 25kg with the help of CrossFit.
Why CrossFit can be for anyone & everyone
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And much more…
What is CrossFit?
It’s a question I honestly struggle with. For me CrossFit is an ‘experience’ and it is near on impossible to sum up in one sentence. When I get asked what do I do for training, I say CrossFit. Nearly every response I get receives a vague look with questions like ‘CrossFit rings a bell but…isn’t it for the fanatical?’. Then others simply have no idea what I’m on about.
My Journey at CrossFit Bare in Sydney
Over the next few months I’ve decided to blog about my CrossFit journey at CrossFit Bare in Bondi-Junction, Sydney. I’m enjoying it that much I wanted to help reveal a side to CrossFit that I feel can be easily overlooked by many.
I’m from a village in Wales. I would walk down my street to the local shop which was 200m away. This could take me up to an hour on times from bumping into people and talking. I would pretty much know everyone, and this is an experience I don’t get as much from living in the big smoke.
I have a lot of experience when it comes to commercial gyms, and whilst there is all the glamour with bells and whistles, I feel a lot of them lack soul. I may have been a member but I never felt like I belonged. Maybe this is just my country ways.
People who know me know that I like to chat, be part of something bigger than myself and embrace others. CrossFit has given me that. That community feeling that I crave and I’m loving it.
I hope I do CrossFit justice and that you enjoy this discovery with me as I start my journey at CrossFit Bare…Warm regards, Guy.
Ps. The picture in the video was taken of Lynne Knapman pre-CrossFit and 25kg over weight (Cassie’s maths teacher) and was taken in June 2010. The picture of Lynne post-CrossFit is her competing in this years Australian Regional CrossFit Games in April 2012. She is an amazing inspiration! Continue reading →