Before I write anything regarding the topic of CrossFit for Sport Performance, you need to know that I am 100% pro-CrossFit. I have no major issues with the methodology or thought process behind that style of training, and in fact enjoyed the benefits I got from doing that style of training for several years before I decided to chase some strength goals of my own. In the Strength and Conditioning world, it seems that whenever someone mentions CrossFit, everyone is all on boar
It's a few weeks into the New Year, and around this time many people start ditching their New Year's resolutions. When I worked in the corporate fitness setting, 3-6 weeks in is when we noticed the highest drop off of people and decrease in personal training sessions that we conducted. We used to tell people that if they could make it six weeks then they would succeed, but honestly I don't know if I would truly promote that these days as I continue to train myself and others.
Stimulate, Adapt, Recover. These are the basic 3 processes of exercise and fitness that we've been focusing on. When the topic was introduced, it was to help people gain a very simple understanding of their bodies and what is happening when they hit the gym (or what is not happening). If you haven't read the Body Basics post, or the second post on Stimulation, go back and read those first. As we progress, it's important to understand what happens when your body is introduced