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Dale King


July 24, 2022

The 48-Hour Rule, Dispatch 002

“I'm not as good as I once was, but I'm as good once as I ever was.” -- Toby Keith

Dispatches from the Front 002:

I am a 41 year old man doing power cleans in my garage on a Sunday. If you would have told me I would be doing that when I was 20, I really don’t think I would have believed you. The real question is what will I be doing when I’m 61? Assuming I remain consistent in the gym, clean up the eating, and focus on habits that promote health - hopefully the same thing. 

That’s the cool thing about CrossFit - and I’ve been doing it since 2007. It gives me the consistent physical practice I need to promote a healthy and capable life. Sure I play around on different branches (rucking, lifting, competing, longer erg workouts, kettlebells, etc.) but the root of the tree is always constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity. 

Another question I often ponder is: how would I look and feel if I hadn’t found CrossFit 15 years ago? As I get older I find myself in a trap of not having the same times/scores of earlier workouts in my early 30's. What I should be doing is taking a look at people that are my age that don’t workout at all. 

The best way to not get out of shape is to stay in shape. Something that has helped me throughout the years is the 48 hour rule. I never let more than 2 days go by without working out. It seems the longer the time in between workouts, the easier it is to make excuses. Now it doesn’t have to be “hard”, I just need to make sure I do something to be consistent with that rule. 

Live your dream,


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