Happy New Year everyone!
Our gym is going through a major expansion, and, along with adding space we will be adding depth to our program. This blog will serve as a way for me to communicate with our growing Full Bore family and address frequently asked questions and concerns regarding the workouts; it will also serve as a platform for me to clarify my thought process and focus on the intent of each stage of the program as we get to it.
Initially I hope to update this blog bimonthly with the possibility of it becoming a weekly addition.
We are officially in Open Season! The 2017 CrossFit Open begins on the last weekend in February. This cycle’s WODs will be focused on getting us ready to have the best showing possible as a gym. In Opens past we have only seen about a dozen different movements, so expect to see seven weeks of a combination of these movements.
I will continue to be a strength focused coach and strength will still be the primary focus of the program but with more of an emphasis on strength in metcons and as supplemental workouts with less of an emphasis on the primary lifts themselves.
However, with an expanding gym the need of dedicated strength and skill work grows. For those of you who are looking to be extra competitive I will be releasing a complimentary lifting and skills/competitor workout each week.
For those of you looking to maximize the potential of the program I recommend doing the lifting WOD before the gym’s main WOD and the skills WOD after. The primary lift each day in the lifting and main WOD’s will be the same so this flow should be easy.
Also, we are now partnered with ROM WOD. I am very happy about this addition as I will admit that mobility is a weak point of my coaching game. I encourage all of you to incorporate the ROM WOD into your daily routine. Also, one day a week for the next seven weeks one WOD will be the day’s ROM WOD coupled with a workout from Opens past. This will fall on either Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday and will change days each week. Monday will be reserved for back squats.
Please comment with questions or find me in the gym to address anything in this post. Let’s make 2017 our strongest year to date!
May the ravens of Odin guide you.