It's not a New Year resoltuions or anything, but I'm determined to post a regular blog leading up to the Opens, Qualifiers... Games.
Two reasons I'm doing this - first is to keep me motivated (I think it will help) and the second is due to the number of posts I see on FB etc about CrossFitters/gym goers doing PB's and/or awesome workouts. I was hoping to offer an alternative 'real-life' perspective and post about my dull and boring training/life...
I also think there a lot of crossfitters out there trying to achieve a higher level and not having enough support. I've been crossfitting for a while so hopefully you might get some helpful tips or motivation from these posts.
I've attached my recent training program as a guide to what I've been doing. I think recording your training and results is a must if you want to keep progressing. If you're not then you're just relying on luck. CrossFit is tricky in that it requires numerous skills and fitness components, and I think for an athlete who is aiming to compete then you have to make sure you're hitting everything regularly - and that you're progressing. There's a million ways to do this - I will let you know how I do it, but you need to devise your own. So if you want to compete at a higher level, or if you just want to keep improving, then make sure you're keeping a record of your sessions.
I just use an Excel spreadsheet from my ipad. It's easy to see the whole training block then. I've done over 20 years of coaching (swimming) so I love programming.
Just some quick details - some of it is in code. Sorry about that. You can comment me if you really want to know something though. Days off are in purple and injuries in orange.My warm-up is fairly standard, so I'll put that in separately next time. I'll go into my programming a lot more nex blog as well...
Blog Tip: if you're not recording your training... start today
Dion Walmsley, Head Coach at CrossFit Kanga, Richlands