Are you a competitor?
A competitor is the contestant you hope to defeat. Do you push yourself to be better each day whether it be in the gym or in life? Then you're a competitor. Do you care about yourself? Then you're a competitor. You see, there's nothing wrong with being a competitor. You don't have to finish first or have an all or nothing "I must win" mentality. You CAN compete with yourself because that's all that really matters. Improving yourself in any way, shape, or form IS the battle. Being a competitor is what makes you strive to be a better you. The most important question you can ask yourself is, "Did I work hard and do my best?"
A competitor makes it a point to do a better job next time. Being a competitor is wanting to be in better shape so your quality of life improves. Being a competitor is wanting to be stronger so you can actively play with your kids or try new sports. Being a competitor is wanting to be the best possible YOU!
In 2014, the masters competition reached new heights, asking athletes ages 40 to 60-plus to do things at one time they never thought possible—and they're having the time of their lives. Watch highlights from the 2014 masters competition and listen as athletes talk about why they do CrossFit and why they compete.