I thought I would do a bit of a blog about my own training leading up the Open Games 2016. I have competed in the Opens since 2009, and this year I finally move into the 50-54 year age group!
This blog is mainly to give some info on my programming. I see a lot of crossfitters having trouble trying to fit everything in over the course of a week. Especially if their goal is to improve in the sport of crossfit.
My background is swimming. I have done a lot of programming and feel confident with the fitness components, the principles of training and the 'art' of putting it all together.
I have attached a template of my current weekly training sessions. It is important for any athlete to make sure their program is suited to them. It's like nutrition. I can give you a you- beaut diet to follow, but if you don't eat meat, or you don't have time to cook etc then it won't work.
My program is based around the following:
Everyone needs to have a good (and honest) look at what they can commit to. If your commitments don't match your goals then change one (or both) so they do! Otherwise you'll get very frustrated and likely injured. I have dealt with elite swimmers for a long time and this is the most common mistake: their goals require a commitment they aren't prepared to give.
The main points (I think) are:
That's it for my first blog! I'm now heading into the shed to give it a good clean!
Dion Walmsley, Head Coach at CrossFit Kanga, Richlands