CrossFit Announces Another Sanctioned Event: The West Coast CrossFit Classic in California
The West Coast CrossFit Classic (WCCFC) is a major event which will take place from April 29th to May 2nd at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA. The WCCFC is sponsored by CrossFit and it’s going to feature some of the best athletes in the world competing under one roof. This year’s competitors include many top names such as Ryan Hall, Scott Jurek, Chad Mendes, Jason Khalipa, Mark Twight and others.
In the past few weeks there have been several reports about possible illnesses being contracted through participating in the WCCFC. Some of these reports are unconfirmed, but they’ve all come from people who claim to have had contact with those who were sick. One of them was an athlete named Mike Tice.
He claims that he’s never seen anything like this before and he thinks it could be something very dangerous.
What does it mean?
Well, if what Tice says is true then it means that the WCCFC might not be safe for anyone. That’s a big if though since no one really knows how this virus works or even what exactly it looks like. What we do know is that there are two types of the virus; Enteroviruses and Influenza A viruses. We also know that it isn’t the biggest threat out there, but it is definitely something to be concerned about.
If you’re a competitor then you should be more concerned than anyone else. It’s still unclear as to what these symptoms are or how long they’ll last, but they could potentially have a major impact on your training. For most people rest and food are all that’s needed to get better, but CrossFitters are a little more alike to professional athletes.
If you’re an elite fitness athlete you should be concerned about catching anything that might jeopardize your competitive career. Of course most of the training for these athletes are done at a relatively high intensity and if you’re sick you’re not going to be able to do that.
So what should you do?
You have a few options. You can either go to the WCCFC and take the chance of catching something or you can sit at home and prepare for competitions in advance. If you catch something at the WCCFC you’re going to feel absolutely miserable and it’s going to be hard to train. You’re also going to be at risk of spreading whatever you have to everyone else around you.
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