…and we’ll want to do that.”
That’s how CrossFit HQ has always viewed their approach to training prescription, program design, and nutrition. We want to know what makes humans more fit and we want to train that way.
We never stop learning about what best allows us to accomplish our goals. Since CrossFit has gone “mainstream” (in my opinion, since about 2005), I’ve seen a few aspects of the program shift according to new information we’ve uncovered.
Examples: We no longer teach the “butt flick” (anterior rotation of the pelvis) to initiate the squat movement. We don’t demand a neutral wrist position/bar off the clavicle when starting overhead movements. Shrugging into the bar at the bottom of the overhead squat isn’t emphasized. There are many more…
My point is this: As we uncover more information about how to train people effectively, expect the coaching, the cues, and the programming to shift accordingly. Something I taught back in 2008 may not be applicable (or as effective) as a new method I coach currently.
I find it an absolute honor to be able to work for CrossFit Headquarters. This company has done more for the health and fitness industry than any other private company in the world. This personal appreciation and respect was reinforced this past week at the 2012 Trainer’s Summit.
I’m giving you a heads up that some things may shift slightly in the way we train, perform specific movements, and discuss lifestyle habits (like nutrition, mobility, and sleep).
CFME Coaching Staff
The coaches at CFME are the best in Las Vegas. Period.
Everyone on staff will be brought up to speed as soon as possible. With these new changes, you should expect that they may ask you to do things a little differently than you were originally taught or coached previously. If you have questions, ask them (or me) and we’ll be happy to discuss them with you. We want to educate you too!
5 x 3 @ 80%
9 hang power cleans – 165/115
15 hang power cleans
21 hang power cleans
Pre-Squat Hip Opener
1 other drill from the “Squat” poster for 5 minutes