Actually, I should’ve posted this before the Opens hit the world a couple of weeks ago, but with 14.3 out it became about a thousand times more relevant overnight.
During the season (however you define that) training should always be centered around the sport itself. You should never leave the gym all beat up and feeling mashed. Prioritize your energy and make sure you’re leaving something in the tank all the time. Leave the gym feeling fresh and make sure your normal training is focused on maintaining strength and conditioning.
Furthermore, if you’re a crossfittian doing the Opens, your “sport” will change on a weekly basis, it is therefore advised to do the same in your programming.
This week for example is a ridiculous low-back smasher from hell. Does it make sense to stress the lower back a lot in your other training? NO! Does it make sense to do everything in your power to minimize the stress on the lower back throughout the week? Hell yah!
Side note: whatever happened to CF workouts where the exercises would compliment each other and work the entire body like for example Fran? Drawing up a “bottleneck”-type workout is one thing, but when that bottleneck is the shoulder girdle or the lower back you’re asking for trouble.
Especially if your competitive season is short, always go for “less” instead of “more”. You’re not gonna get weaker by taking the foot off the gas for five weeks.
Just a quick Friday reminder to keep the goal the goal and on that note, I’m gonna finish up my resume. <3