In CrossFit Games

July 30, 2012

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CrossFitters discover fitness over 45 is damn sexy. Emily Beers reports.

A group of jacked, tanned, specimen-like men are climbing ropes with fluidity. They’re jerking close to 250 lb. over their heads, and they’re sprinting athletically.

Young women in the stands check them out and cheer them on.

It’s your typical CrossFit competition.

But then these women take a more intimate look at the men and the confusion sets in. They realize the men they’re having slightly inappropriate thoughts about are old enough to be their dads.

Welcome to the Master’s competition at the CrossFit Games, home of the sexiest group of middle-aged athletes in the world.

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6 Comments on “Hot and Bothered at the Masters Competition”

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As an 50 Crossfitter, I was wondering if the Masters level competitors had any tips or change in philosophy that allows them to be more successful or to train at a high level.

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Sign me up!
43 yo male.

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turning 46 this year...have a lot to learn and a lot to do but good inspiration for us all...

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The 20 to 30 year old firebreathers of today will not make it to the master's division someday. This is due to the massive of amount of overtraining they do and their inability to listen to their bodies. The youngsters can either make a name for themselves today or in the future as a master's athlete. You can not have both.

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This is great! Although you are hearing from a 61 year old female who never had the opportunity to be an athlete and now is working on it!

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You are only as young as you feel. I've been CrossFitting for about a year and a half and feel twenty years younger. I,m 61

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