Upcoming Peak Training Phase
Folks we are officially half way through this cycle as of the today. Well done to all our athletes for putting in a ton of effort and hard work over the past 3 weeks, and being willing to “grind” through things that may feel a bit tedious or boring. Doing the not so “sexy” work is how we continue to progress over the long haul. With that said, over the next 3 weeks sexy is back and we get to compete and have a ton of fun in the gym. We’ll still make time to practice our skills over the next 3 weeks, while we challenge ourselves to push past our limits both mentally and physically.
Once again a quick review on how we run our training cycles:
Week 1: Test Week
Week 2-7: Training
Week 8: Retest Week
Weeks 9 & 10: Transition weeks
We break our training weeks into two phases, a 3 week Base Phase which we just finished, and 3 week Peak Phase which begins on Monday.
In the peak phase my goals are:
- Work Olympic and strength lifts in the 85% range to prepare for the final strength tests
- Improve efficiency in specific test movements
- Work moderate range conditioning efforts (8-12 minutes) via traditional CrossFit “Metcons” and mix modality aerobic power intervals
The schedule for the peak phase is less structured than the base phase, but you will still see either a strength lift of olympic lift or both on Monday’s and Wednesdays. We will continue work static gymnastics position as extra credit, and our conditioning work will be different depending on the day.
One thing to do now is to reflect. Go back and look at the test week, and remind yourself what you’re working for. If there is something in those tests that you know is a major weakness talk to your coach and let them help you start moving towards improvement. That might mean taking the time to go to Oly class, working one on one with a coach on a gymnastic movement, spending some extra time improving your movement with mobility work, or simply showing up more consistently. We give you the big plan to move the whole community forward, but you get to decide what to attack to make YOU better.
Looking forward to another great week! #UDGUDE