Next weeks programming June 26th:

Next weeks programming:

‘Constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity’ (Also known as CrossFit)

 

Next week there will be approximately 30 workouts in a hat, before each class one workout will be drawn from the hat. After a 10 minute warm up the workout will be performed.

Be ready for anything!

 

One of the main tenets of CrossFit is the ‘constantly varied’ part of the definition. In order to keep moving your fitness level forward you need to constantly change the stimulus. The human body adapts to a training stimulus quite quickly and if you keep doing the same thing over and over you will actually become less fit as your body becomes so used to the same stimulus. To put it simply you need to regularly change the type of workout that you do and how long you do it for.  

 

CrossFit founder Greg Glassman uses the phrase ‘the biggest change that occurs from doing CrossFit occurs between the ears’ - What he means here is that you develop tremendous mental strength. You develop a ‘ready for anything’ mentality. Physical suffering develops mental strength. I’ve seen that with myself and with most of the people that I’ve trained down through the years. You develop a confidence that no matter what life throws at you, you will be able to handle it.

In order to maximise your development both physically and mentally you need to step outside your comfort zone regularly, I would suggest at least twice a week. It’s not advisable or possible to push your limits every day but every second or third training session you should get uncomfortable to the point where you are close to or in the red zone. This is the area where the beauty lies and it is the area where most progress is made.

Next weeks workouts could throw up something quite straight forward or a real tough challenge to complete. Foster the mentality that no matter what it is you can get it done.

I know I can and I know all of you can, some of you just don’t know it yourselves yet.  Next week you will find out…

 

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