There are so many reasons why we love CrossFit but one of the greatest benefits is being is ready for the challenges that life presents you. For this week’s “Wednesday Wins” we want to share a story we heard from our very own Brittany M. on how she used her fitness to not just meet a challenge but also for a little trash talk!
Growing up Brittany used to always challenge her brother (her OLDER brother, she was sure to emphasize) to race across the at which they spend their summers. It was a great way to show him that although younger… she still was the boss.
Early this summer they went back to their family lake getaway spot and her brother made the challenge again. But this time it wasn’t just swimming a couple laps (remember the pool wod last weekend?!) rather it is a MILE SWIM. It’s kind of dangerous as there are no motor boats or help to save you… so the stakes were even higher.
When the challenge was made she, of course, as a responsible adult told him — “no way”. Brittany’s brother then made the mistake of talking trash. Well, then it was on! They dove in and at the halfway point they realized that they may have made a terrible mistake. Maybe that lake seemed smaller when they were younger? Or maybe it was before grown up “fears” set in? It became less about racing and more about survival. They both dug in, made the swim, and … drumroll please… Brittany’s dominance over her older brother continues. Brittany herself says that she never would have been able to make that swim (let alone win the race!) prior to starting here at the Cove. CrossFit, gets you fit. But it allows you to keep talking trash.
Brittany conquering her fears and tackling some box jumps
Find a heavy set of 3 good technique deadlifts
Deadlifts and Box Jumps
Snatch Balance 3/3/3/3/3
20 Hanging Squat Snatch
25 Sit ups
20 Box Jumps
Consistency in movement pattern is key. PVC warmups are great for finding good positions and it looks like the evening class getting ready for some great squat snatches!