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A Vote for CrossFit by Congressman John Sullivan - CrossFit Journal

A Vote for CrossFit

By Congressman John Sullivan

In Athletes, Competition

March 12, 2010

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Studies revealed Oklahoma to be the fifth-most obese state in 2008, so Congressman John Sullivan is using CrossFit to lead the fight for fitness. He’ll be competing in the upcoming South Central Sectionals in hopes of inspiring others to become fitter and healthier.

I’m no different than most Americans. You show me a workout plan, and I can find an excuse why I’m too busy to do it.

When it came to exercise, I dabbled in everything from running on the treadmill to cycling but found myself equally bored with all of it after only a few months. I started CrossFit just over one year ago in February 2009 and never looked back. CrossFit not only pushes me to the limits, but the variety is also what I love most about it. Every day offers a new and different challenge that can be completed in under an hour. I never thought I would enjoy exercising this much!

As my confidence continues to build, I have decided to up the ante and accept my greatest CrossFit challenge yet. I will be participating in the CrossFit South Central Sectionals in Tulsa on March 13-14. My decision to enter is more about challenging myself than trying to beat the fittest athletes in the region. Of course, I am intimidated by my competition, but there are no losers in CrossFit—you win just by showing up and leaving it all in the gym. There is no doubt that this competition will be both physically and emotionally draining, but I hope the fact that I am able to participate will be an inspiration for others to challenge themselves to regularly make time to exercise.

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10 Comments on “A Vote for CrossFit”


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"there are no losers in CrossFit—you win just by showing up and leaving it all in the gym"

This is what I love about CrossFit.


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John, I am so proud to be a part of your CrossFit family. You are an inspiration! I wish I was competing with you, and the rest of our fellow CrossFitters this weekend. But, since I'm not, I will be on the sidelines yelling for you to keep fighting through it. You are going to do great!!! Good job, and good luck!


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Great story. It is good to know that a politician can still engage in activity that shows RESULTS. Keep it up.


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Yeah, Sully! Good luck today, big guy. Give 'em hell...


This article + Coach's "Art of training" have been a great way to wake up this morning. This article is evidence that CF is making an impact at levels one might never have imagined. Couple that with the fact that CA Gov shows up and counts "3, 2, 1, GO!" at a sectionals... Damn! Awesome!


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It's great to get an endorsement from a high level individual like Congressman Sullivan.


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Awesome job this weekend by John at the sectionals. I was there as a spectator and was truly impressed with his effort and abilities! He sure as hell earned my vote!!!


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I'm proud to say this is my congressman and I voted for him. Didn't know he was a CFer until I logged in today. Pretty cool stuff!


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It goes to show anyone that if a Congressman can make time for CF, most people can too.


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Good for the Congressman doing Crossfit. He knows the benefits of a good strength program as well. I would hope he can carry this knowledge to congress and sponsor bills that would remove things like high fructose corn syrup from food. Getting poisons like this and artificial sweetners out of food would go a long way in improving the health of the American public.

I am sure the Congressman understands the importance of organic/grassfed meats and how factory farms are a scourge to the American diet as well.

I look forward to seeing bills sponsored by the Congressman that improve the welfare of the cititzens of his district as well as the rest of the country.

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