Workout of the Day
Four sets of:
Back Squat x 2-4 reps @ 30X1
Rest 90 seconds
Single-Arm Trap 3 Raises x 10-12 reps each arm @ 2111
Rest 90 seconds;
Row 1000 Meters
The Loneliness of an Individual Sport
Written by Josh Bridges
I have competed in individual sports a great portion of my life, whether it is wrestling, crossfit, or rock climbing. Normally, in these sports you have a coach on your sideline, (CJ being one of the best I have encountered) but when it comes down to game time you have no one else to rely on but yourself. You don’t have a teammate out there on the mat or in the room that can pick you up when you are not feeling your best or if for some reason you let your mind get the best of you. Well, I just have to say this weekend there were times when my mind would start to get very loud, either on the track or in the arena. I’m talking about a fighter jet doing a fly over LOUD!!! This is not a good feeling to have come over you, unless you are blessed to have a SEA of GREEN in your corner – and by corner, I mean taking up a complete section of the Home Depot Center. Anytime that jet would take off in my mind, I would hear a chant or the roar of the crowd and I knew it was for me. I really can’t put into words what your support meant to me this weekend. I never felt that alone feeling you get in an individual sport, because you guys didn’t allow it, and for this I am without words. Whenever I felt as though I need to rest or I could not do just one more rep, you guys would be there in my ear or in my sight and the rush that would come over me was incredible. I just want to thank you all for everything.
I would like to thank the Team for letting me work out with some of the most amazing athletes I have ever met. I truly enjoyed every minute I got to spend with you guys. You are all such an inspiration in your own individual ways.
Karen and Pops you guys don’t have any idea how grateful I am for what you have done for me. You two have some of the biggest hearts in two people I have ever met, the hours of preparing and cooking food for every meal to make sure we were all fed a proper meal during regionals and the entire Games competition is unbelievable. Thank you guys so much.
Heidi Heidi Heidi, seriously YOU make miracles happen. Without you, I feel as though my body would have just fallen apart this weekend. You come up to the competitions to support us and you spend all your time making sure that we are loose and stretched and you always have calming words. I can’t thank you enough for all you do, you are AMAZING!!!!
To all the coaches who are just amazing, George, Michelle, Sage and Calvin. I thank you guys for everything. Without your skills of judging me with your little ‘judgy’ eyes and helping me to be so much more efficient in all of my movements, I am just so grateful. Thank you guys.
And last but certainly not least to CJ. I truly can’t imagine what I would have done without you bro. You have a heart as big as your gym and you’re a one of a kind. There are not that many people out there that would spend the countless hours you do on figuring out what I needed to work on to be completely prepared for the Games (except for throwing a softball . . . where were you on that one jerk?). You would meet me in the mornings at 6am when I needed it or come up to the gym at 8pm at night. Not too many coaches would allow their athletes to bring their son up to the gym and help watch him so I could get my workouts in. I have had the pleasure of having some amazing coaches in my life and you my friend are one of the best. I would have not been on that podium without you man and I will never forget that.
Thank you all for everything!!!