April 20, 2009
Mike Warkentin attended the San Diego CrossFit Level 1 certification seminar on February 28 and March 1, 2009. (It happened to be the same seminar at which the Jolie Diaries were filmed. Mike is in Jolie’s group, and you can spot him in the videos.) He writes about his experience in the hopes of helping others prepare for their first Level 1 experience.
I should have got a goddamn tan.
That much was obvious from the burn on my pale Canadian face and arms after three hours of squats, presses, dead lifts, and cleans in the Southern California sunshine.
As burning flesh matched burning lungs halfway through Fran on Day 1 of the Level 1 Certification, it dawned on me that it might have been a good idea to have made a few more preparations before heading south. We train for the unknown and the unknowable, after all.
Sections of the article include:
Study the Website and Read the Classics
Speaking Clearly and Starting Over
Tag-Team Teaching, Checking-Out the Girls, and Yoga
Getting Over Carbs and Making Peace with Fats