Today I was asked a couple times about my take on Ricky Garard and the masters athletes that were caught taking PED’s. I feel my answer comes from a very different perspective then most. I always talk about the big picture and seeing things in the long term. In these athletes cases you can tell that they are all only thinking about the short term. Let me explain. Especially if you’re a masters athlete. What do you have to gain long term from taking PED’s? Every person walks into a CrossFit the first time with one goal in mind. To become a better version of themselves through fitness. Everyone including the best competitors in the world do CrossFit as a way to slow down the aging process, and further their abilities to live long healthy lives. Competing is really just a bi-product of this. So why take PED’s? Let’s put this choice in perspective. So you’re 50 years old and you desperately want to make the CrossFit Games. In order to do so you take PED’s. In doing this you qualify and get all the hype, bells, and whistles that come with it. You’re on top of the world. Then you hit your 60’s and die of a heart attack, stroke, or cancer. We don’t know the long term ramifications yet of PED’s. However, recently a few well known body builders have passed away from sudden cardiac arrest. Some much younger than 60. So let’s get this straight. Is it worth the short term glory for the long term ramifications? If we all get into CrossFit to live long healthy lifestyles. Then are you ok with possibly shortening your life span for the selfishness of the right now? These athletes are completely challenging why they began doing CrossFit in the first place. Taking PED’s is a selfish act designed to give those who use a short cut to success. But in the long term it could just be that… a short cut.

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400 M. Run

10 Y’s, T’s, and W’s

10 Reverse Fly’s


10 Walking High Knee Holds 

10 Walking Flamingos 

10 Walking Lunges 

10 Inch Worms 

10 Side Lunges 

10 High Kicks 



ODD: 3 Back Squat (Build to 80%)

EVEN: 10 Weighted Push Ups




400 M. Run

5 Ring Muscle Ups 

20 KBS (70/53)

5 Bar Muscle Ups 

*Sub. Ring MU for Ring Dips and Bar MU for Burpee Pull Ups accordingly.

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