It has been one month already since this year´s Suprfit Herkules Games 2015 took place for the 3rd time in Kassel (GER) – reason enough to look back on a great event!
When you first started CrossFit or weighlifting, you were getting stronger almost every day.
This stagnates tremendously after training for a few years. Bummer! Sometimes it takes months and months just to put another pound on the bar. It can be so frustrating!
You may also have noticed, that snatching more often hasn’t really helped you either.
But why is that?
It seems that some CrossFit Athletes do really well on qualifier workouts but seem to lose their Gameday when they’re on the competition field.
Have you ever been there?
Or are you a Newbie to CrossFit and want to learn more about the difference between training and competing?
Then read on.
Now that the dust from the Regionals has settled, we met up with Suprfit-Athlete Hilary Riordan to speak with her about her achievements in 2015 so far and the goals for the rest of the year.
Read here who the likeable athlete from Clonakilty (IRE) sees her own progress and what advice she has for abitious young Crossfit athletes!
We know today that we must take care of the body for it to be healthy. No one would ever question whether it’s necessary to brush our teeth every day.We just do it on a daily basis, because we don’t want our teeth to get sick.
Same with our overall health. We don’t just wait to get sick, we proactively cultivate health by getting enough sleep, eating a healthy diet and working out regularly.
Physical health seems like something we have down (for the most part).
Where most of us are having trouble, however, is with our emotional and mental health. We underestimate to which degree our mental health directly affects our physical health. Tight muscles, headaches, backpain, high blood pressure and diarrhea are just the tip of the iceberg.
And in sports we often forget how our mental stability affects our physical performance….
People say they’re not fit enough for CrossFit just as much as they say they aren’t flexible enough for Yoga. That’s like saying you’re too dirty to take a bath!
We train CrossFit to not “suck at life” as much as we do Yoga to not “get stuck” in life (or our joints, for that matter). And while our body is just the vehicle, our mind is the engine that can make you or break you (literally). Have you ever done a great workout with a negative mindset? Yah, me neither.
Same with Yoga. It’s not what you can do, it’s how you do it that makes you the better Athlete.
You’d think CrossFit and Yoga could not be more opposite. Well, on the outside that may seem so. Looking more closely, however, they have more in common and compliment each other more than you might expect….
Here are 4 examples of how CrossFit and Yoga make the perfect match: