I don’t know what to do with my hands!  Welcome to the 2019 CrossFit Open.

Training through the Open can become disastrous if don’t have a plan.  The low level anxiety that carries over the period of 5 weeks will inevitably wear on you if you let it.  It is not normal to waited with in eager anticipation for a workout to be released on Thursday, only to dread how it will feel on Friday.    

In an effort to help temper so of those emotions and help people control more of their training week, we decided to structured class over the next 5 weeks (as we always do during the Open) in a way that is predictable but also responsible.  We understand that everyone wants to do their best.  With that in mind, class programming will be structured with higher volume workouts in the beginning of the week and taper towards Friday.  This will allow for people to still achieve the necessary workout volume needed to keep progressing towards their goals without feeling overtrained or burned out com Friday. 

Here is what the strength template will look like during the Open:

MONDAY:  Squatting

TUESDAY: Hinge (pulling from the floor)

WEDNESDAY: Weightlifting

THURSDAY: Active Recovery 

FRIDAY: CrossFit Open WOD for the week

SATURDAY: Partner METCON focused around movements not utilized that week

SUNDAY: Pressing

Again, I want to reiterate that as your coaches we take your performance in the Open extremely seriously.  We want you to perform at your absolute best!  However we also want to make sure that you can train in a progressive manner after this 5 weeks.   

I’m sure many of you have heard me say before that not knowing what high volume workout will come out of the hopper is like preparing to cook dinner for 20 people without knowing what will be available to you in the kitchen, or the food that you will be cooking.  I have found that it is much easier to roll with punches and program as we normally would.  

If you have any concerns or questions about the structure of classes over the next 5 weeks, please don’t hesitate to talk to one of your coaches.  Otherwise, strap in and get ready!

Happy Monday Everyone!

D