How do you set a goal for your athletes, let people know you rock, and get people involved in CrossFit? You hold a kick ass event; you hold the first ever SLO County Games.
Atascadero CrossFit did just that.
Here is the thing guys; Strength training alone does nothing for your body except make you strong, and that is marginal at best. For most of you, and I mean the majority, you have to narrow that down even further. Strength training alone makes you strong in the areas you “Like” to hit during a normal workout. Most of you do the same few exercises in the gym, day in, and day out, or variations of that and call it good. You have no endurance to speak of, can’t tie your shoes without getting winded, wouldn’t be caught dead without a shirt on, have weak legs, and core strength, because you don’t deadlift, or squat, and the list goes on and on.
This last year I saw Casey compete at the FTF Affiliate Challenge and knew right away she would be an athlete to watch. I caught up with her several months back while doing an article about CrossFit Nipomo (where she happened to be training), and somehow convinced her to do a future athlete profile for bilderz.com
This past weekend I got my chance.
It has been nearly a year since Josh Golden got thrust into the spotlight during a much-debated Disqualification for the 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games Open.
I was lucky enough to be granted the exclusive interview by Josh about what happened. What I found was that Josh is not only an incredible athlete, but a humble, sincere man, who just wants to help others get fit. The whole thing bothered him deeply, and would have destroyed most people’s love of the sport and community. Luckily, Josh isn’t most people.
During the past year, Josh grew his Affiliate (CrossFit Nipomo), trained hard, put the past behind him and prepared to take the CrossFit world by storm in 2014.
I contacted Josh a few weeks back knowing that three big competitions, in which he is set to compete, were just weeks away (The OC Throwdown, the FTF Affiiate Challenge, and ultimately the Reebok CrossFit Games Open).
I wanted to see what he had to say about his chances this upcoming year, his past disqualification, and learn how a top-level athlete overcomes setbacks.