In the CrossFit Games, the big name out there is Rich Froning. Everybody likes him, everybody wants to be him. And that’s perfectly understandable with his good looks and chiselled body… I mean, great performances and work ethics.
I’ve never really rooted for anyone in the Games, although I ‘supported’ Graham Holberg as I was privileged enough to work out in his box for a couple of months. I heard of Chris Spealler as of the names in the Games but never really paid attention, until he was mentioned during my L1 certification weekend. What stuck to me was that he is 34 years old, 5’5″ and weigh in at 68kgs, I on the other hand am 2 years younger and 2 inches taller than so his achievements banging with the big boys made quite an impression.
I looked at his numbers and compared them to mine and they are IMPRESSIVE! 129kg Clean and Jerk (vs 85kg), 102kg Snatch (vs 62.5kg), 190.5kg Deadlift (vs 127kg), 172kg Back Squat (vs 122kg). Makes me want to leave the office and head to the gym (or at the very least make a blog entry). Quite inspiring really, us little guys have to stick together you know.