Show up and don't quit... follow the program and don't add your own 'secret sauce'! Sometimes athletes get exposed to something new and think if they just add it to their current program then their results will be even better. However, taking elements of multiple programs and just throwing them together haphazardly is a recipe for disaster (in the form of injury and/or lack of results). CrossFit 818's program is designed increase your work capacity over broad time and modal domains. That's "CrossFit" speak for: we're going to get you ready for anything life throws at you.
You may have noticed a few of our members lifting heavy weights regularly in the corner during class. Our unlimited membership gives them open gym privileges, which also allows them to choose what they do during that time. A couple are training under the CrossFit Football protocol. Unlike CrossFit 818's programming, CrossFit Football is designed for power athletes looking to prepare for sports that require extreme power output in short periods of time (think of football as a series of 5-10 second plays separated by 45 seconds of rest). This programming is accomplished by lots of heavy lifting and short, heavy 'metcons'. No secret sauce, just a very different goal and and therefore a different program.
Tyler Selvage, our resident paragon of CrossFit Football (and jack-of-all-trades) was featured yesterday on the CrossFit Football main site for his 450lb. Back Squat PR! Pat him on the back next time you see him!
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Posted by Zareh.