Patrick McCarty

Patrick McCarty

 

 

 

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Shortly after I started CrossFit, I decided to stop avoiding pain during workouts and take myself to my limit. After that everything improved. It all reminds me of a Star Trek episode I saw once.
Last week an article about the kettlebell swing created a lot of buzz. It got me thinking about how CrossFit and other sports have evolved through the years and how discussion fuels those changes.
This week I started thinking about our "CrossFit Heroes." Mine is Amanda Miller, a remarkable athlete who I can emulate, as an athlete, a coach, and even a person. That's what a hero should be.
In order to really compete, you need a coach and you need programming. The question for us masters - and for any athlete really - is what program? Or should I say, whose?
This week provided a lesson in the difference between quitting and making a judgment call to avoid injury. As promised, I've also included video of my progress on my goals from last week.
Now that the Open is over and the dust has settled, it’s time to start setting goals for for the Games. My goal for next week is to string together 3 no-false grip muscle-ups.
The 2013 CrossFit Open is complete and I met my goal of making 10th place. Today I discuss some of my biggest challenges for the Games and how I'm planning to work on them.
I'm currently in 11th place in the world for my age group. Today I'll tell how I met my coach and took my training up a notch. Having a coach and a training program has made all the difference for me.
It's week three of the Open and I've moved up to thirteenth place in my age group. Today I'll tell you how this adventure started a year ago.
After week two of the CrossFit Games Open, I sit in sixteenth place in the 50-54 age group. I'm hoping to maintain that position so I receive an invitation to the Games in July.
I placed 29th in the CrossFit Games Open, which puts me in a good position for the Games. Here is some information about how I'm fueling my workouts.
In preparing for the Reebok CrossFit Open, I have been taking a close look at the variables that I can control during my training. Today I'll discuss one crucial variable: the warm up.