• Bryan Stoneking

It's the 2020 CrossFit Games, but that's not us.

This week the 2020 CrossFit Games will begin. Athletes from across the globe will compete for the title "Fittest on Earth". Of course, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, alterations had to

be made to the normal competition format. This season the qualifiers (based on previous events that were completed) will begin the competition at their home gyms and then the top 5 male and female athletes will gather at "The Ranch" in Aromas California where the Games were first founded 12 years ago. While the CrossFit Games is still a small event compared to major team sports, you can watch it if you're curious to see what it's all about. They have streaming services available and you can find out all the info by clicking on the picture above. What is important to remember when you're watching these great athletes compete is, while they're doing CrossFit in a competition setting, they're not doing the CrossFit that we do in the gym on a daily basis. These are the elite, the top 1%, the equivalent to watching Kobe Bryant vs Lebron James. DO NOT make the mistake of comparing what we do in the gym, and your own personal performance, to what they do. Just enjoy viewing it knowing that you CAN do what they're doing on the appropriate scale. Just like every weekend you see people out on basketball courts, baseball fields, soccer fields. We don't play recreational sports thinking we need to be as good as the top level competitors, so don't think you need to do CrossFit that way either. Marvel at their strength, stamina, speed, power, and determination. That's what the CrossFit Games is for, not for you to think you're not as good as your supposed to be.


Recent Posts

See All

September Comeback

As we enter into this 2nd week of September I'm feeling a little bit excited for the status of our gym community. While we are still dealing with some of the backlash of the pandemic with our modified

I miss September 12th, 2001

Well like most people I know, you're probably sick of 2020. This has been a disastrous year basically from the outset. Don't forget the tragedy that happened back in January. The helicopter crash that

August into September

As we start up the final week of August, here's some random observations from the past few weeks at CFSOS. The temperatures have been relentlessly hot the past couple of weeks and our members have sho

© 2023 by SCHOOL OF SWEAT. Proudly created with