“I think I am a good testimony to the fact that CrossFit no matter when you start, you’ll see at the least 10 years of adaptation,” says Greg Amundson, the “original firebreather.”
Sevan Matossian catches up with Amundson to talk about CrossFitting for a decade. Amundson is a 10-year veteran of the CrossFit program, and he is still improving.
“I train harder now more than ever,” he says. “My capacity, my fitness, has immensely increased.”
According to Greg, he has even remained injury-free.
“All it takes is a little bit of appreciation for the fact that these workouts are designed to humble the world’s greatest athletes, and when you can realize that, when you can approach a workout with that knowledge and scale it for your level, it’s the world’s safest fitness program,” he says.
Amundson says he always strives to make PRs, but no one can break records all the time.
“If we find ourselves plateauing in one area, shift focus,” he says.
Amundson cites CrossFit’s Sports Series as a great opportunity to grow your fitness.
“We can be improving in our fitness for the rest of our life,” he says.
Additional reading: Forging Elite Leadership by Greg Amundson, published April 18, 2011.