Zach is Blogging Again...Watch Out!

by on Tue, Aug 12 2014 17:03:15

Many moons have passed since my last foray into the realm of internet blogging. With the equinox approaching, as well as a few CrossFit competitions, the heavens have seen fit to bless us in the form of a great planetary alignment! Mars the planet of fiery violence and Saturn the planet of discipline and order are bathing us in their sweet, sweet cosmic radiation even as you read this!  


What does any of this crazy astrological mumbo-jumbo have to do with me and the gym? Glad you asked. Here’s how.


First, I’m taking this opportunity to re-open Competition class Tuesday and Thursday nights at 7 to forge all you warriors in the fires of discipline. See it’s all starting to make sense! Don’t worry though even if you are not competing I urge you and even extend an invitation to make good use of this time as much of what we do in Competition class is technique work. Better technique means heavier lifts and less injuries. Anything done in this class will always be supplemental to what was done during the day and will almost never repeat it. This is your chance to shed those ugly weightlifting habits and emerge from your barbell cocoon a glorious weight slinging maestro.


Second, continuing down the road of trying to organize and contain the fire that is your workout Sandia CrossFit will be hosting monthly seminars! What no way?! Really, it’s true. They are free to members and will focus on one aspect of your fitness beginning with the simplest one, “The Squat.” The first will be Sunday, September 14th at noon ending around 2 p.m.  Again this is for everyone and you should feel no hesitation in showing up to these. These will always be taught by myself unless otherwise noted on the schedule or whatever form of electronic communication you use. Sign-up for these in advance as I’m pretty freaking popular and people really want to hang out with me so they’ll fill up.


Approaching finally, a quick note on the programming for the upcoming weeks leading into competition. If you are trying to get better at CrossFit the strength is the most important part of what you do in here. In an effort to further promote this, any weight you do for the strength will now be recorded on the board along with your time on the WOD.  


For the next month even the WODs will be heavy and slow to promote strength building. There will also be more skill work to lock down the necessary standards of movement for competition. The second half of September we will try to maintain this newly acquired strength and awesomeness, but incorporate more cardiovascular work. This will be done with sprints, intervals and an occasional long distance run. The goal being to increase your work capacity with heavier weights. Simply put, you can move heavy things easier and for longer distances. Most of this timeline is geared towards Boxtoberfest because it is the biggest and most popular competition with the most athletes competing from the gym.


And for the actual finally, if you have any questions about the above, feel free to take me to lunch and we can discuss this all further. 

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