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Onward & Upward
Well if you haven’t seen after a few weeks the leaderboard is finally updated! Through a small issue with Zen and the Carnival this task took us longer than we had hoped. However, the hard work and dedication has paid off and the PR’s have proved it. As a gym, in the past 4-5 weeks, we have been focusing a bit more on Olympic lifting than usual, and I must say as a coaching staff we are impressed with all the improvement we have been seeing! Along with honing in on the small technical aspects of Olympic lifting, you all have been maintaining and even building on your pulling strength from the floor and tempo front squats (everyone’s favorite).
Moving onward into our next phase of the year, you will see a decrease in positional work with tempos and a return to classic style squatting, pulling, and pressing. That being said, although CFR will not be on a specific strength program (Smolov, Conjugate, Hatch, etc.). You will still be gaining strength and progressing towards your goals. Using a classical CrossFit training methodology along with the consistent development of movement mechanics will allow us to broaden your skill set and expand your fitness to new lengths. CrossFit is and will remain the backbone of our programming here at CFR.
When this phase is all said and done we will be trying something new when it comes to testing. We are restructuring the way we assess and test benchmarks. Instead of having a two week regimented period of testing filled with specifics, we will broaden the time domain in which you are all tested. Coaches and Programmers will have a general idea of when the benchmarks will appear and the dates will be chosen to maximize your potential to succeed. This isn’t something that will be announced, however it is not something that is random.
To sign off this short letter to you all I’ll leave you with one of my favorite quotes from Greg Glassman, the founder of CrossFit: “The magic is in the movement, the art is in the programming, the science is in the explanation, and the fun is in the community.” The coaching staff and I are looking forward to getting down to business and we hope you all are too!