This week, Kameron Theede was asked to reflect upon and the experiences he has had training for and competing at CrossFit competitions. Having competed in many competitions, he was asked to compare his early competition experiences with his recent competition experiences. These were the questions:
1. Did you feel more or less prepared for your recent competitions compared to the first couple you participated in?
2. How do you feel about your overall performance at your recent competitions compared to the first couple you participated in?
3. What improvements do you think you will make for your future competitions?
4. What was your favorite or most rewarding thing about doing these competitions?
Theede felt much more prepared for his recent competitions. He said, "For the first few, I didn't really know what to expect and I just jumped into them. Recently, I have developed a routine of preparing for them and now I know what to expect."
Kameron felt very good about his overall performances at his competitions. He said, "I have made huge strides with each competition. From my first competition to my most recent, I have improved immensely. I have set a few PRs in competitions and become accustomed to competing. My performance from my first competition to my most recent competition is like night and day. I attribute it to my hard work in the gym and the help and coaching from all the coaches at the gym."
Theede plans on focusing on improving his mobility throughout the day of the competitions, as well as working improving his nutrition. He said, "At many competitions, I have fallen into the slump of not eating anything or barely eating anything all day, which I think has hurt me in the end. [I] run out of energy by the final or championship WODs."
Most Rewarding Thing
"The most rewarding thing that I have found from the number of competitions I have done is the abundance of friends I have made from the various boxes that I have competed at and the individuals I have competed against. It has been very rewarding traveling all over Michigan to compete, meet new people, and represent 810 CrossFit."
Here are all events (fundraisers/competitions/seminars) within a 4 hour radius of us. If we are missing something please email Joe at email@example.com so we can get it up!
These are NOT competitions, these are CrossFit Specialty courses designed to increase knowledge in a certain area. They will focus on a unique skill set and go further in depth with just that particular area.
ONLY when you are ready in your CrossFit venture to dip into competition, this is your place to check for local events. We will diligently work to have all competitions within a 4 hour radius of 810 CrossFit listed in this post. Competition is fierce, it is aggressive, and it may or may not be for you. Either way, no matter where you are in your CrossFit venture, 810 CrossFIt is designed for EVERYONE. 810 CrossFIt has a scope and sequence of turning you into another level of athlete. We try to frustrate you. We try to make it nerve-racking. We test your perseverance. The reaped benefits are extremely gratifying at 810. When or if you decide to enter into the competition domain, it will push you beyond what you thought was possible. It will turn you into another level of an athlete. It will frustrate you once again. It will be nerve-racking, once again. It will test your perseverance, once again. Lastly, it will be extremely gratifying.
The water is still not flowing at the gym, so we are cancelling classes for tonight, 1/9, and tomorrow (6&9:30AM) morning, 1/10 as well. However, Chris Weir and our friends at CrossFit Raw Intensity in Fenton have invited us all to WOD at their facility! They have been gracious enough to waive a drop-in fee, but they ask that you please fill this waiver out and bring it to the gym:
Chris Weirand Lisa Boulton own CrossFIt Raw Intensity, they have developed a great staff and community. Thanks a ton to Chris and Jessie for this gracious offer!
The gym is located at 14261 Torrey Rd, Fenton. Enjoy this opportunity!
Laslty, we again will send out an email, website post, and FaceBook post when we have news that the plumbing is working at 810 CrossFit Thanks for your patience!
All of the water pipes are currently frozen at 810 CrossFit, which means we can not currently flush the toilets. Due to this unsanitary situation, we unfortunately must close the gym immediately until further notice. We will email gym members, post on our webpage, and post to Facebook once we re-open.
It is that time of year again to revisit the topic of goal setting. You should be having a constant relationship with your goals and checking progress every few months. It is beneficial to have short term as well as long term goals. This can be something you hope to do today, this week, this month, and within the year. For some, this may be an anniversary of sorts. As we have drawn upon a new year, take stock of where you are at, what progress has been made, and where you hope to be. If you are new to us, take some time to generate goals. It will give you something to shoot for and keep you focused. Remember some tips when goal writing:
With the temperature still being in the single digits tomorrow AM and our current heating in the gym, we are cancelling the morning classes tomorrow. The forecast has the temperature reaching double digits by 3PM, so we will plan on resuming classes then. This is for adult classes only, the High School and Middle School classes will always stick by the school closings, so they will not be happening.
We hope to see you from 3PM-8PM!