Now What?

Well, for now, the A-Team is pretty much finished. It's another year until the next CrossFit Games. Many of you have approached me personally and asked what you should be doing. You've been following my crazy ass since January, so now I'm asking all of you: what do you want to do?

This is a critical point for all of you, really. This is where goals come in. The major benefit of the A-Team is that you all had something to train for, to work towards. Now that's over, what next? I think that will vary among all of you.

Obviously, many of you need to improve your strength. Right now, Greg, Peter PC, Jess, and HMS are all doing Starting Strength. Nils is doing Jim Wendler's 531 and Simon was on a Performance Menu cycle. I can't say how happy I am to see that you're all committed to getting stronger. Even if you goal is to improve your CrossFit abilities, building strength now will be most beneficial.

Again, you need to figure out what your goals are. Maybe you want a better "Fran" time, a bigger deadlift, improved Oly technique, or you just want to lose 5 pounds. Whatever the goal, it's crucial to choose the most appropriate path/program to achieve it. I'll help however I can.

You'll notice to the right that I have posted two upcoming events: The CrossFit Courage Games and the Keystone State Games. The former is (obviously) a CrossFit competition, while the latter is an Olympic weightlifting meet. I encourage you all to sign up for either or both. When there's an event on the horizon that you're preparing for, you're training. When you have a specific goal in mind that you'll work your ass off to accomplish, you're training. But when you're just coming to the gym and going through the motions, you're exercising. There's a big difference.

And if competition isn't for you, that's fine. Please at least heed the following advice from Dan John...

1 comment:

  1. You're the best Quint. I want to train for something in the Fall time frame...haven't figured it out yet though.