Thursday, February 4th 2016
Not sure if you’ve noticed, but we’ve added a “Coach’s Tip” to the bottom of every WOD. As we develop the programming for the Cove, there is a LOT of thought and attention put into not just each individual workout, but how they build on each other day after day, week after week, month after month … (you get the idea!)
The from the time domains to the movements to the strength cycles we take on… there is a method to the madness! We are striving to provide you with more context around the whys and hows of the programming because we believe that better informed athletes make, well, better athletes! So, we have added the Coach’s tip as a daily dose to give some insight into the methodology and goals of that day’s workout.
Please keep in mind we are running our kids’ class today at 4:45 (through 5:30). If you are coming in for open gym, please do your best to keep out of the way and not drop a ton of heavy weight while we are working on instruction. Thanks in advance!
Take 12 minutes to find a heavy clean and jerk
(Should not be your max, just heavy)
COVE COACH’S TIP: Don’t be afraid of going heavy for the “Strength WOD”. It helps your nervous system get prepared for the Metcon. If you can hit a heavy clean and jerk it will make the cleans and push jerks feel “lightish”. CrossFit is comprised of many excerises that hit a few key movement patterns. Today’s workout is a great ‘triplet’ that works a “pull” (clean), the “push” (the jerk overhead) and a “squat” (front squat). You’ll see we work these patterns through all types of movements from burpees to pull ups, but today we are ALL BARBELL (because you missed it so much in Wednesday’s WOD)!
Early bird Michael U. getting his mobility ON!