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Over the past decade, group fitness has grown drastically. To give you some background history, I started out as a Strength and Conditioning coach back in 2004, got involved with CrossFit in 2006, and opened my box in 2011. Before CrossFit, I began learning and practicing Louie Simmons’ Conjugate Method at a facility I had
Over the last 10 years we’ve experimented with linear periodization in a group setting, but always found more drawbacks than benefits — not to mention the results have paled in comparison to using conjugate periodization. I’m not saying linear periodization will not work; I believe anything will work, but there is a long list of variables to
There are inherent risks to simply taking workouts off of the internet and using that for your group programming. The most important thing to keep in mind is that thoughtful programming is built on science, not just random ideas. Trying to go against the laws of human biology is something that happens all too often
You’ve heard it before too many times with a tag line like “best training plan,” but this article isn’t meant to convince that you should stop what you’re doing and start a new program. This training plan certainly isn’t for everyone, but for the right person, it’s hard to beat. Let me explain. If you’re
Over the last 10 years, I’ve seen many changes in the relationship people have with CrossFit. If you’ve been doing CrossFit for at least five years, your relationship, too, may have changed from what it once was when you first started. Out of those OG CrossFitters, the sheer number of Kool-Aid drinkers has shrunk significantly,
In a day and age where we are always “plugged in” and have access to countless streams of free programming, it’s easy for a gym owner to take the cheapest route available to save time. To be honest, I can’t envision ever going this route if I was a gym-owner as there is little chance