3/20/14 – CrossFit Will Only Get You So Far…

METCON
1.) 3 attempts to find PR on 500m row
2.) 3 min AMRAP of Burpee Box Jump (24/20)
3.) 3 min AMRAP of Ground to Overhead (135/95)
RANT
Let me start by saying I believe CrossFit is the most efficient fitness program ever designed.  It’s broad, general and inclusive design has created physical transformations in my athletes that may have never been possible otherwise.  However, you can’t CrossFit your way to complete fitness.
The majority of athletes who train here at CFSE arrive in a de-conditioned state. (at least via our standards).  CrossFit turns them into fitter human beings and brings them well beyond where they thought they could be physically.  However, your fitness capacity is not one dimensional.  More and more, I am seeing athletes hit a training plateau even though they are CrossFitting 4-5x per week.  Remember, CrossFit will only get you so far…
Can you barely overhead squat a PVC pipe without your form falling to shit?   That’s a mobility problem.
Does your chin barely get over the bar in a pullup no matter how hard you kip/pull?  That’s a strength problem.  
Are you sore for days and wake up feeling stiff as a board after workouts?  That’s a mobility problem.
Are newer members lifting more than you, while you struggle to perform the workouts as Rx?  That’s a strength problem.
Luckily for you – CFSE offers classes to address both these issues.  We have hired specific personnel that specialize in each of these fields to give you the best coaching possible.  However, a very small percentage of you take advantage of this.  I’m very proud to say that we are the only CrossFit gym in the area who offers recurring, specialty classes included in membership and rumor has it we are looking to add more (gymnastics and kettlebell training).
So please, I beg you, as someone who is highly invested in seeing you succeed both in and out of the gym….use the resources available to you and work on the things you suck at.  99% of your frustrations in the gym can be solved via MOBILITY and STRENGTH.
If you have any feedback as to why you can’t/won’t attend these classes (schedule, hate the coach, you enjoy having tight hips, etc), please email me and share your thoughts.
CrossFit Performance/Fundamentals
METCON
1.) 3 attempts to find PR on 500m row
2.) 3 min AMRAP of Burpee Box Jump (24/20)
3.) 3 min AMRAP of Ground to Overhead (135/95)