Jan 22 2013
Getting good at CrossFit doesn’t just happen quickly. It takes time, sometimes a LOT of time. But how can we make this happen faster? Open gyms.
Everyday there is some suggested programming for the Open Gym. It is not required if you come to Open Gym, it’s merely a guide if you don’t know what to do or work on. You are welcome to do WHATEVER you want during the Open Gym – and the coach there will help you.
Bob’s a beast but he’s not great at everything. Bob’s had a hard time with Olympic lifts. Instead of just steadily getting better Bob came to an Open Gym time at 7:30 last night, no one else stuck around. Bob had not just one but three coaches working with him, he got better on something he’s been trying to get better at.
Next time you find yourself saying “I can never get _________” or “I haven’t hit a PR on _________” or ” So and So is getting much better than me faster” ask yourself HONESTLY how much you have worked on it. Especially the longer you’ve been doing CrossFit. If the answer is “I haven’t put any extra work in” then it’s not a surprise that your progress is linear. If you focus on it you’ll see leaps and bounds.
It’s perfectly all right to come in and WOD every day and gradually get better. But, know that you have the opportunity multiple times a day to work on whatever you want with a coach provided.
60 Double Unders
30 KettleBell Swings (1.5/1p)
15 SA OH Walking Lunge Steps (1.5/1p)
ODD Rounds Walking Lunge with RT arm, EVENs with LT.
Open Gym – 7A, 6:30p, 7:30p
Bench Press – 5×3 85%
Evens – 200m Row
Odds – 10 T2B
Evens – 3 Power Snatches
Odds – 10 Dips