Well we are starting a new strength cycle and finishing off the old one and some things have come forward that need to be addressed. As the current strength cycle is finishing up, the workouts associated with them will be shorter but more intense, while the wods on non-strength days will be longer. The next cycle will squat snatches, which require a lot of mobility and skill work! What this means is that it becomes increasingly important for you the athlete, the one that’s paying to get coached is prepared for what the 60 minutes of instruction has in store. This means it’s up to you to do something BEFORE class starts to set yourself up for success for the class. What am I talking about?
Yes we ask a lot of our clients, because we want them to have the best possible experience in every class. I understand people have limited time, busy schedules and I get that. So I’ll lay out what the stages of minimum requirements are:
- If you have 5 minutes before class starts, row 1000m or run 800m or even practice skipping for the five minutes.
- If you have 7min before class row 1000m or run 800m and do the crossover shoulder activation.
- If you have 10+min row 1000m or run 800m, crossover activation, CFNO pre-warm up and mobility.
- If you show up just on time, do lots of extra light reps of the warm up exercises or of the skill practice warm up, or for the WOD, this will at least get your joints working and the blood flowing.