I mentioned earlier that this is a generalist program. If this surprises you, I hate to break it to you but that’s exactly what CrossFit is through and through. If you have specific goals, we might not be doing enough of what you’re looking to improve in on a weekly basis. For example, you come to the gym, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Since our program is designed for everyone, regardless of what day you workout, AND rest is critical to getting stronger and improving, you’re going to miss some days and some of those days might be ones you need.
Let’s say you want to get better at Olympic Lifting. You now officially have specific goals – not general. If you’re serious about improving and getting better at olympic lifting you need to be practicing. Last week though, we did our Oly work on a Tuesday and you were out lawn bowling with the squad. This week we did Oly work on a Wednesday but you were too hungover (from lawn bowling) to make it to the gym. In this scenario you can see why your progress would be slow… you better be getting better at lawn bowling.
This is where the highest track of programming comes in – personalized programming. Programming that is specific to your goals and programming that is going to help you success based on exactly what you need.