Friday, September 18, 2020
Pictured above: Goal (real name Joel) preparing for DB thrusters.
WORKOUT OF THE DAY
Death by Thruster Load
10 Minute EMOM
1x Climbing thruster OTM
EMOM add 5#
Starting load: 135/95
NEWS AND UPDATES
SKILL LEVELS PART 2:
…THE ENTRY TO THE COMPETITORS’ PROGRAM
Our ultimate goal with this system was to use it as an objective qualifier for the competitors’ program. The RX+ Program was designed years ago, with the intent that after building a balanced, capable athlete in Skill Level 1, and beginning Skill Level 2, we begin to refine many of the movements, skills, and level of capacity needed to compete in a higher-level program…safely…and without “preferential treatment” or subjectivity. When things get busy it’s easy to lose sight of the basics sometime, and this is what happened with the Skill Levels. We actually had some issues with them not being fair for masters athletes, which is why we pulled them off the shelf to amend them.
Let’s face it, when we speak of competitors, we shouldn’t have to worry about scaling. The athletes at this level should have the basics in the sport for competing at an RX level. And should scaling be needed, this level of athlete will know how to scale as well.
Our daily programming includes two open gyms, specific skill work on higher-level gymnastics, structured strength…so if you have a deficiency in an area, there is time and you have resources to help you bring that deficiency up to where you want and need it to be.
Note the “check marks” below – these are things essential for competing in the sport of CrossFit. They fall nicely into a pattern in Skill Levels 1 and 2.
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