March 16, 2011
CrossFitter and 2010 regionals competitor Kevin Daigle offers a few tips to first-time competitors as competition season approaches.
Competition is the fire in which character is forged. It’s also the crucible where weakness is overcome, enemies are defeated and victory is won with a resounding “how ya like me now?”
As it pertains to CrossFit, competition is also the ultimate expression of our community, and it’s at the heart of CrossFit and its continued growth. Since very early in my CrossFit career, it’s been my view that everyone should participate on some level in competition. In a way we do, as the competitive aspects of our beloved group-training model are in large part responsible for the movement we’ve created.
As the details of the 2011 Games season come out, it looks like the competition will be more accessible to more athletes than ever before. Clearly, new athletes are a little nervous to compete and have a lot of questions, especially because we’ve all seen the quintessential CrossFit badasses in thousands of competition videos and perhaps felt intimidated. We shouldn’t feel that way, though.
Here, I’ll provide some insight on how to go out there and be that badass—knee socks and inappropriate T-shirt optional.