We all have our own reasons for doing CrossFit; the competition, the community, the consistent challenge, or the results, the list can go on and on. The point is we all found CrossFit for most likely similar reasons; however we all have our own reasons for continuing. Why did you start CrossFit and why do you keep coming back for more?
One of the classic movements in CF is the box jump.. If done correctly, these are an incredible tool to develop stamina, endurance. Other benefits include -strength, -flexibility, -speed, -power, -coordination, -balance. However you have to be very careful in your way down as some of our athletes have found that the sudden and forceful shin/box encounter can be very painful.
"In running, it doesn't matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say, 'I have finished.' There is a lot of satisfaction in that."
-Fred Lebow, New York City Marathon co-founder
This past weekend was full of firsts and PR's in the running world. Not long ago, Nicole Gambino came to SCCF aiming to become a better runner and being able to complete her first marathon (The Nike woman's marathon). She crossed the finish line 15 minutes faster than she originally thought. Lloyd Capistrano wanted to break two hours in a half marathon, he wasn't able to break 2 hours, but he had an improvement of more than 15 minutes from his last half. And Oliver Gutierrez, he ran 1/2 marathon at a 7 minute per mile pace.. Animal!! Congratulations boys and girl... rest and recover..