Welcome to “Guest Post Friday”! I will be featuring stories and tips from people in the CrossFit Community who have solid input about the mental side of fitness, training and life. Enjoy the post below written by Adam Pegg
Is CrossFit A Constant Competition?
As a former D1 college basketball player, I’m constantly looking for a competitive environment. When the college competition came to an end after 5 long years, it was like I was lost at sea…..but then my eyes were opened up to CrossFit. It was like a God-send because every single day the workouts were a competition.
It’s me against myself, the clock, and the guy across the gym. But is that what CrossFit is really about? Competition to a certain extent is healthy, but we all need a break from it every once in a while. That shouldn’t be the main focus by any means.
Tips & Thoughts
- Competition can be soothing when you crave it. And by all means enjoy it. But don’t make it the main focus. Better yourself everyday and sometimes take a break from the competitive side of things.
- There are hundreds of other aspects to training that need your attention, like staying injury free, using good form, and the camaraderie of cheering on the person next to you.
Like Rich Froning said in his book….”CrossFit isn’t about me or Dan Bailey or any other athlete that you want to name. It’s about the sixty-year-old woman who started coming to our gym so she could pick up and play with her grandkid.”
Author’s Bio: Adam Pegg, co-founder of steadystrength.com
Ever since I started lifting weights in middle school I have had a passion for eating healthy and training to increase my performance for basketball. When I was younger I played a ton of different sports, so I have always been an athlete at heart. I really love helping people in general, so when it comes to fitness advice I’m willing to go all out. I went to the Universities of Delaware and Stetson, where I studied health science, strength & conditioning, and played basketball. I work as a certified personal trainer with people of all ages and athletic abilities. In my spare time I love training myself, learning new things, and I still play basketball whenever I get a chance.