I think what ive learned most so far is that its important to have set standards, for the whole team, i wonder though if it would be more applicable for these standards to be in body weight Percentages, this whole series has really opened my eyes i especially liked the if you cant move your not helpful, at the start, it really brings home the basics of movement and flexinility/mobility. Is there more? Great work matt
HughThere is more. He does advocate getting stronger, and not just getting to the required minimum, but those are the standards for the team. There is a big difference between training alone and training a team of 80 athletes. You need to move quickly and efficiently with large groups, while keeping things simple. Therefore, keeping the magic numbers to nice round numbers that your bumper plates equal to is a good idea. That way the next guy can just slap on or take off 1 plate and go, while not worrying about nickels, dimes and penny plates that would equal exactly 83% etc...
Excellent point Matt never actually thought that with teams and large numbers that organisation would impact upon programming like that.. but well thats why im following what your up to, to learn.
That is a major reason why CrossFit programs have predetermined weights. It is easier, quicker, and more efficient to just use the same weight for everyone and let them run through the workout as fast as possible, as opposed to constantly changing weights, which can slow things down and be a pain in the ass. They improve performance by constantly attacking power output from all sides... mass, volume and time. Some workouts have a prescribed mass(225 lb deadlift) and a prescribed volume (reps of 21-15-9) and the variable is time ( how fast can you do it). This is very time efficient for large group training, but, of course, it is not perfect for everyone. Things should be based off of percentages. When you have time, space, and equipment limitations, you don't complain, you just work hard and do the best you can. Hard work trumps all, even with less than perfect programming. The best program in the world might only produce minimal results with a half asser. Lots of people out there just complain about things or jump programs instead of just working harder and committing, which is usually the best program modification available.
Hi,just found this site. Didn't stop reading and digging for hours!Thank's a lot! Great information about functional training and very cool video footage!Cheers,Nico
Thanks Nicoglad you like what we are doing. It would always be helpful if you contributed comments and questions and even request information. It helps me deliver the type of content you want to see. Thanks
Throughout my study and experience with Strongman training, I've found that the events in Strongman offer many highly adaptable sports, or rather athlete specific, benefits in more than one phase of an athlete’s training schedule when using appropriate loading parameters. Naturally, your athletes won't use the same weights one would use in a Strongman contest.
awesome as always, Matt. Thanks for sharing, this kind of information is invaluable. How's the Hamstrings? I strained my own a while back and even with strict rest and rehab find that it's tough to get over. How've you found your recovery? Trouble easing off?
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