The attendance at the Competitor Training class on Saturday has been, let’s say, sporadic. I know 8am on a Saturday can be a difficult sell, especially as the summer is coming to a close and hey, didn’t the CrossFit Games just happen? Why are we doing this now?
Think of it as summer reading. Sure you could wait until the weekend before and try and cram it all in but we all know that’s not the best approach. As many of you know it takes time to build strength and skill in CrossFit. So starting a focused training session now will benefit you when the Open rolls around. Throughout the fall and early winter is the big season for local throw downs which can also put your competitor training to the test and give you a goal for said training. Even if you have no interest in competing but want to make an effort to improve your fitness, competitor training is for you. The past few weeks we have been channelling the focus toward butterfly pull-ups and chest-to-bar butterfly pull-ups. Even if you’re not quite there yet it is helpful to run through the skill and progressions to get there.
To help motivate you, I would make a tangible goal for yourself (competition related or not) such as “beat my Murph time from last year” or “score for Team CrossFit Fenway during the Open” or “string together 5 strict pull-ups.” Once you have your goal then you can start focusing on your training and reaping the rewards of all your hard work.