Today is Day 1 of the Master’s competition for the CrossFit Games out in Carson, California. Yesterday’s post wished Bob luck and gave you information on how and where to watch, but today I would like to take a moment to recognize all of Bob’s hard work.
In a world where most people stop exercising after high school sports and when 2/3 of America’s population is obese, staying fit after 40 can be considered something to brag about. Then there is Bob- 60 years old and a total inspiration. Bob finished 2nd in the WORLD for the 60+ division during the Master’s qualifier back in May which earned him the spot out in Carson. Over the next 3 days he will be fighting for a spot on the podium to be crowned the fittest 60+year old man on earth!
Bob has worked really, really hard for this. He is beyond dedicated and spends hours in the gym training and mobilizing. Bob does the work and never makes excuses. Sure, he has had a few setbacks as most would expect when training vigorously at 60, but he knows when to scale back and when to push forward. I think no one would disagree that Bob’s biggest accomplishment besides qualifying for the games is the fact that he has the BEST ABS IN THE GYM. Yes, that is right all you 20 somethings…Bob has better abs than you.
I want to be as fit as Bob when I grow up. Age is just a number, and we cannot let ourselves forget that. Bob- good luck this weekend! We love you and cannot wait to watch you succeed out on the field. CrossFit Southie is behind you 110%. We have no doubt that you will make us proud!!
Make sure to check out games.crossfit.com Today, Wednesday and Thursday to see Bob compete. We will also be streaming at the box in the boom boom room in the back of Southie Green.
Run 1 mile
Run 1 mile
You may partition the pull-ups, push ups and squats anyway you would like.
Level 1 – 800m Run (50 pullups/70 push ups/90 squats) 800m Run
Level 2 – 50 pull ups/100 push ups/150 squats
ADV- Complete in order and/or with a weight vest.
Conditioning Class: WOD
Odd: 200m Run
Even: 10 Burpees
-Scale run down as necessary.
Conditioning Class: Core
10-15 GHD Situps
5-10 Glute Ham Raises
*If you are new to these movements, keep the reps low.