We are less than one week into the new programmings and are excited to continue to work with you to improve your fitness. We want to reiterate why we have made the changes to our progarmming and schedule so you can understand the “method behind the madness”. So often we see that people try to do/move more instead of focusing on moving better. With our programming over the last two years, we have seen overuse inuries (that sore shoulder, hip, elbow, etc.) that people get all too often from moving more instead of moving better and our programming wasn’t helping this. The beauty of CrossFit and CrossFit programming is that people get fitter with shorter, more simple workouts with one focus each day.
“Traditional” CrossFit programming (CrossFit HQ programming at CrossFit.com) consists of one thing each day – for example deadlift 5-3-3-1-1-1 one day, the next day 50 pullups, 100 pushups, 150 squats, and the next day a snatch complex. Sometime over the past 10 years, many classes at CrossFit boxes started resembling more of a group exercise class with (potentially) heavy barbell movements. While this can be fun for us fitness nuts, it increases the exposure to injury and strayed away from the roots of CrossFit. (For those of you who have attended a CrossFit level 1 or level 2 certification, they talk at length thoughout the weekend at how many gyms have adpoted this style of programming and heavily advise against it.)
Changing our programming and scheudle isn’t easy for anyone, but we did it because we know it’s what will lead to the quickest, safest, and most productive results for your fitness. The coaches are continuing to work together to best calibrate the programming so you get the most out of it. Some days will feel light and some days will feel heavy. The “lighter” feeling days (perhaps those where you don’t break as much of a sweat) prepare your body for the harder days – the Power and Precision classes (i.e. strength and stability) makes better Performance (i.e. metcons) possible. In adopting this methodology, you will improve your fitness, strength, and aerobic capacity, and you can expect it to feel a bit different than what you’re used to.
The programming is a process that we put a lot of time, thought, and review into in order to ensure safe and effective improvements to your fitness and health. If you have any feedback or think we might have overlooked something, please send us an email or tell your Coach so we can make sure everything is in the right place, workouts are the right length, things are posted correctly, etc! Thank you and happy lifting! We’ll be seeing a few more barbells this week 🙂