CROSSFIT SUFFOLK ** Forging Elite Fitness
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A good friend of ours from the law enforcement community speaks
about his experience with CrossFit. He wishes to remain anonymous. He
began CrossFitting at the beginning of the year and has remained
dedicated. Our friend runs a police department and a law enforcement
training organization. He is not only a CrossFitter, but does
consistent tactical training and competitions as well. We are
fortunate to have this man in the law enforcement community and to be
able to call him a friend. Our friend is quite modest, but very
inspirational. Here he describes how CrossFit has helped him and why police officers should consider it:
Rifle Competition. I need goals to keep motivated.
was a true kick my butt activity.
mind I remain 18 years old, I have passed my most enjoyable college years
several decades ago.
and Crossfit as a guide developed in me the burst energy component I did not
have and needed to not only finish the Gig Pit but succeed at it.
walked (as quick as I could) to the firing line when others ran…I
recaptured my O2 level and went prone to fire. In my string of competitors,
although I was last to the line, I was the first to shoot. We were all gassed by
the hard burst of energy…just like a fight on the street…remember functional
fitness is the theme.
did…I got hits on a partially visible hostage taker at 50 yards from prone,
sitting, and standing positions.
had Lou to coach me and push me and offer the guidance, I would not have been
able to make it to the firing line.
the railroad tie the fastest? No…yet when called on to do so, I could and
overhead presses, tri-extensions, crunches, leg extensions. Most of the focus
was on how much weight I could lift.
and the generic functional fitness issues, I recognized that I was deficient for
the purpose I needed to be fit…for my work both at the department and in our
training classes and for general health and daily ability.
your life as to your fitness level, and where you DESIRE (not want because want
is not enough) to be and for what reasons?
crunches, pushups, jumping jacks, and stretching.
20 minutes. Who cannot make one third of an hour available three to four times a
week? We can, but most choose not to.
fellow chief. He was a street kick #$#$ officer in his early days and like too
many of us has sat for too long. I challenged him as to his fitness level. He
told me he carries his workout gear in his car but does not use the work out
facility that he can go to anytime.
be the paperwork we deal with or the everyday problems that will be constant
regardless of who sits in the chair…
overcome lack of will, and stand to the tasks of priority.
functional capability, because without this we cannot carry out our duty or much
of anything else.
fitness by a realistic goal oriented approach? Do you have the desire and if
not where do you stand?
personal fitness and then take the first small step to put our face into the wind
and start the renewed journey.
they were simply beyond my abilities. But I can do things today that I could not
consider when I started.
again attempt intense and hard physical activity.
some pain but it is a good pain (not the injury kind) and you will find great
Outstanding work and great advice!