Posts by christopherbean

Barbell Solitude: Competition In An Introvert

When you’ve never been an athlete, when the feeling of wanting to compete starts to turn in your stomach, you’re not really sure what to do with it. It seems simple: if you have the desire to compete, then you should compete. I’ve never been a competitive person. I didn’t play high school sports …

Patience Through Progress: Trade Anger For PR’s

So every Friday my CrossFit Box performs one of the various Benchmark WOD’s that riddle the sport with the chance to measure your fitness and improvement. The idea is that you do the WOD, let’s say, on this particular Friday, that it is Diane (21-15-9 of Deadlifts and Handstand Push Ups for time). The idea...

Slow Down: Or, “So, I Just Failed That Deadlift…”

So, it’s the 24th of January and I’ve been CrossFitting since the beginning of September. I’m down almost twenty five pounds, I’m setting PR’s pretty evenly every two weeks, and I have to be honest, I’ve never been so addicted to anything. And I used to smoke. At 21, I feel fortunate …

Toe The Line: Getting Into CrossFit

In high school I weighed in at 350lbs. at my heaviest. I’m already a rather large human being: six-foot-two, barrel chested, broad shouldered, long legs that make me walk a little how you would expect Sasquatch to. I was a shy teenager, getting drawn to clubs like Speech and Debate and Theater instead of the...

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