The day after the Frostbite Grip competition and a few things to ponder. But first how the day started and some highlights. Saturday morning, bright and early, arise at 3 am. It's always easy to get up early when you are looking forward to something. I wake Logan up, he hits the shower, turn Lexi's light on and surprisingly she is up and at em. It's not like that on school days I assure you. We gather our stuff, I make us all a coconut milk,blueberries, strawberries, banana and homeade kefir smoothie. We hit the road for a 5 hour drive. The weather was fantastic for February and the drive was great. Upon arrival I saw some familiar faces and met several new ones. That's the most enjoyable part for me is meeting and sharing the sport of grip with new people and catching up with fellow competitors. There were 11 guys competing and we did a bunch of grip in a short amount of time. My only experience with grip contests has been in MN at the Movement Minneapolis and all I can say is things happen quickly and the events go smooth with very little lag time. This means that you are not wondering around trying to pass time, you are gripping, gripping and gripping some more. The whole shebang went down in a little over 4 hrs. Honestly anymore than that and you'll lose peoples interest or just turn new people off to the sport. To spread the word of Grip and keep new people getting involved the experience must be fun, run smoothly and conscious of their time. I love grip, but in reality, most people are busy and have other things to do, so if we can get them involved, have fun and get them on their way to other things. AdamTGlass does just that.
I met Jen Sinkler, senior fitness editor at Experience Life magazine and also Survival of the fittest community on Facebook. She was a wonderful person and I caught her balancing on her hands for what seemed like minutes! I'm working on that.
The contest went great, they get more fun every time. Which is also nice for grip sport, when each time you compete you encounter new challenges and events that keep ya on your toes.
|1st Place Custom Trophy|
In closing, there is also stress control, attitude, beliefs and many other factors that can help or hinder your training progress. Seek info and test it out for yourself.
Gods Peace and Strength