competition

I took some time off training to give myself a break, both physically and mentally, before winding back up to prepare for the Mundial. Now I've got five weeks and a list of things to fine tune.
Being philosophical is tiring, especially on top of jet-lag. But I had a great experience in Abu Dhabi, which I'm going to use to make me a better grappler. Plus, I have a clean bill of health!
I spent my Easter/Passover weekend using as many forms of transportation as possible to travel to the Middle East for the Abu Dhabi World Pro tournament. I also made some macaroni pictures.
Whether for a promotion or a gold medal, sometimes we must compete against friends. How do you keep mutual respect for each other while still respecting the competition?
Here's a recap of my PanAms experience, and an explanation of "competus interruptus," as well as what's in store for me soon in Abu Dhabi!
If I'm not dialed in mentally, the rest of my training goes out the window. I'm working on communicating positively with myself!
You can find a BJJ tournament any time of year, but there are some events that draw lots of big names and big action. The event scheduled the end of this month in Irvine, CA, is one such tournament.
One of my favorite parts of the 2012 Arnold Sports Festival was watching the Olympic weightlifting Nationals. Some amazing athletes put some serious weight overhead for three straight days!
How do you prepare for battle? Many competitors have rituals they follow to get them in the best physical and mental state. Do any of these descriptions fit your pre-contest rituals?
I often ride a razor’s edge as the parent of two young athletes. When to push them, or not push them; be involved, but not too much. A situation becomes complicated when you realize they may be great.
Want to know how Peter Egyed, veteran of four CrossFit Games, is training for this year's CrossFit Games Season? Check every Tuesday at 3pm Pacific for his latest Athlete Journal entry.
Starting February 22 the long process of selecting the “Fittest Man and Woman on Earth” will take place beginning with the CrossFit Games Open and culminating at the CrossFit Games on July 13-15.
Considering entering a grappling tournament? Read on for some suggestions about how to make the most of your experience.
Did the controversial swimsuit technology of 2009 contribute to the sudden rise in world-records? What other factors could have contributed or is technology blurring the lines of fairness?
Fitness goals can be quite oddball and they can take a very long time and a lot of energy to accomplish. Without a willingness to endure failure you'll never reach your goals.
Curious about competing in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? Want to try it yourself or just go watch? Get the low-down on what happens at a BJJ tournament!
Last week we talked with CrossFit LA team coach Kenny Kane about the mental approach to training versus the mental approach to competition. This week we talk about the psychology of game day.