Monthly Programming - May

Michael Gornall - Head Coach

May 5, 2022

I think it’s fair to say that most of us are continuing to see development in the way we workout at this gym. New rep schemes, new movements and new formats are regularly surfacing in the classes. I’ve always been a firm believer in variation for the purposes of progression, whilst maintaining a certain element of routine, as this is what I’ve found to be the best way to progress whilst avoiding monotony from repetitiveness. With this in mind, we’re closing in on a few things that we’ve seen coming up consistently. I won’t give away too much, but soon we will be testing ourselves to see just how much we’ve progressed due to the hard work we’ve been putting in.

Once we’ve established our new baseline we’ll be switching gears a bit to focus on using what we’ve built in new and interesting ways - or more CrossFit ways as I should say. For me this is paramount to success in developing ourselves broadly. We don’t want to have ability in only one environment, but an ability to express everything we can do in as many environments as possible - which for me is the exciting stuff!

As we continue to build ourselves up beyond previous limitations, it’s more important than ever to stay on the ball with not overdoing things. Whilst this is a huge topic that can’t be covered in a simple paragraph, we can begin to grasp the basic concepts of it to help guide our progress for years on end. If we have days where our body is giving us signals that it doesn’t want to push really hard, or we’re just simply not as strong as we’d like to be, it’s important we listen to them. It’s usually just asking for a breather between our efforts to allow recovery to happen so we can come back even stronger. This could be taking an easy effort approach or even taking an extra day off than usual. If we deny ourselves of this we’ll be holding ourselves back far more than we can comprehend. After all; becoming fitter and stronger doesn’t happen through how much we can do, it happens through our ability to recover and the balance between listening to our body and pushing our body.

I’m really looking forward to watching people continue to amaze themselves with all of their new found strength and fitness, and I’m sure you’re eager to keep the gains coming!

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