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CrossFit simulates real life

I dont know about the rest of you, but one of my least favorite exercises is the Farmers Carry.. however, I dont think I will ever complain about it again.  This past weekend, I took a much needed vacation to Vegas, but I almost didnt make the flight.  Laura & I thought our flight departed at 9:45, but infact in departed at 8:25.  When we got to the ticket counter, the agent said there was no way we would make the flight, but after much pleeding, she escorted us to the gate (we had to sprint the whole way).  Since we didnt have time to check our bags and Laura was wearing high heals, it was up to me to carry all of our bags as we ran through the airport.  The whole way to the gate I thought to myself, this reminds me of those damn 400 meter 45lb farmer carries at the box:)  I made it clear across terminal D without dropping a bag or taking a break.

I also had an opportunity to put my CrossFittness to the test this weekend when I trained at Xtreme Couture.  When I train in Dallas, Im usually one of the biggest guys in the gym, but that wasnt the case at Coutures.. I was average, but the anaerobic training we do at the box definately gave me an edge with the big guys in the cardio department as my recovery time was a fraction of what it used to be. 

Hats off to Ben and Gale for the programming at CrossFit, it really does make a difference.

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  • cat 10/06/2009 08:20:38

    Every weekend when I'm carrying the groceries in the house, I am reminded of the Farmers Carry. ;; Load up both hands, ;;open up the back door with your foot while shooing the cat out of the way so you don't trip, then pray you can make it to the kitchen counter without the bags breaking open. ;; ;; Cases of water or 20 lb. bags of kitty litter are acceptable substitues for weights, too!

  • AdrienneG 10/05/2009 21:33:21

    Good job at both your real-life farmer's carry AND at convincing the the agent to let you board the plane! ;; They have never been the slightest bit interested in any of my plights. :) ;;


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