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Hi lovelies! This past weekend I did not only spend time with my friends I also binge watched “Fittest on Earth” on Netflix. I’ve been wanting to watch it for ages but just haven’t had the time to do it properly but this weekend I found the time to finally do it. For those who don’t know what Fittest on Earth is, it’s a documentary about the Crossfit Games and the athletes involved in it. It’s the biggest Crossfit competition in the world and the ones who win are crowned as Fittest Man and Woman on earth. The stuff they do is absolutely insane.

There are two of them up on Netflix now and because the Crossfit Games were actually happening in Madison that weekend I felt like it was even more of a reason to watch them. Wow, I was blown away. I couldn’t keep my eyes of the screen. The people in this competition are some of the most inspiring people I’ve ever come across. The dedication and work they put in to even qualify is incredible. Once the first documentary was finished I immediately started watching the next one. I couldn’t stop. I did have to have have a break to go and see the girls and then continue the next day but oh wow. It was so interesting and mind blowing.

On Sunday evening Jamie and I even watched some of the final events of this year’s Crossfit Games before we went to bed and these people feel more like super humans or robots in how they move and what they can lift. Even Jamie thought it was super interesting to see.

I felt so inspired after it and incredibly motivated to work harder in the gym. Once in a while I really think you need something to come along to make you inspired again. You end up just going through the options otherwise, you need to be reminded of why you’re doing it. For me it’s to see how strong I can get. I want to improve and progress, be better than yesterday, stronger than yesterday. How far can I push myself?

What motivates you to train? One thing Matt Fraser, now Fittest Man on Earth two years in a row, said which really resonated with me was that he finds his weaknesses and works hard on them to make sure he’s the best at everything.

This is something I’ve really been trying to work on more than ever, working on my weaknesses, which is usually the stuff I don’t like doing as much in the gym. Things like upper body, back squats and running. When I avoid doing them, how am I ever going to get better at them? It doesn’t make any sense, when you think of it that way there’s really no excuse not to do it anymore. If I want to get better I need to do these things. The next couple of things I really need work on are double unders, toes to bar and handstands. There’s so much to do and so little time. What do you say? Shall we get started?!

Seriously though, watch Fittest on Earth!

Author: madeleineskristensen

Madeleine Moves is a blog celebrating a love of exercise, food, travelling and life. I love being active, exercising and being out and about. With my blog I hope to spread this joy and inspire you to be your best. Who am I? I’m Madeleine (surprise). I’m a Swede who lives in the vibrant city of Glasgow in Scotland. I moved here for my university studies and in summer 2016 I graduated with a degree in Business and Management at University of Glasgow. My keyword has always been balance. I love eating healthy food but I also love to indulge once in a while. You need to enjoy life at the end of the day and limiting yourself is not the way to go. With this I would like to say welcome to Madeleine Moves. Love, Madeleine

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