To be good at CrossFit you need to be strong, to be great at CrossFit, you need to be really strong! But why is this?
All workouts in CrossFit require the entire body to generate the most power it can, in as many formats as required, as many times as required. The greater your ability to generate power repeatedly in any and all of these formats, the better you will perform at CrossFit.
Simply put, to generate power you need muscle, and to build muscle you need to lift heavy things correctly. Lifting heavy things coupled with conditioning workouts, create a body that is not bulky and rigid, but a body that is loaded with lean dense muscle that has the ability to express its fitness in any activity it is confronted with.
The first 6 months at CrossFit VSC has been an introduction for most people to regular weightlifting and Olympic weightlifting. It has also seen the great improvement in the general fitness of every member through hard work and high intensity sessions.
The focus we had for all our members in the first 6 months was to teach the most efficient motor patterns in exercise movement, and to build a foundation of strength across a variety of lifts used in CrossFit.
I believe we have been successful in all of these goals and now its time to STEP IT UP☺
In the next 6 months we are going to delve even more into strength with a greater focus on the big lifts required to develop the most amount of strength. This will be coupled with a greater focus on increasing the weight lifted in the Snatch and Clean & Jerk. These 2 movements are vital to overall athletic development and will increase your overall fitness immensely.
The major driving points for the next 6 months are Focus and Intensity. Focus relates to concentrating on the correct technique of each lift and fully committing to that lift. Focus also relates to recording and remembering your lifts so you can always improve on the week before. Intensity relates to how hard you push your self in each work out. In a conditioning workout this is reflected by how fast and hard you push yourself. In a strength session, your intensity is reflected by the amount of weight you lift. In both aspects I encourage you to keep your intensity up and see what you are capable of.
You will soon discover you are stronger than what you thought and able to do things you have never done before in your life.
I am so proud of each of you and how well you are all going. Your individual development is a testament to your consistency and motivation. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask me and I look forward to the GainZ ahead☺