This week I officially started at my new gym, Crossfit Atlanta, and it seems like this is the one I will stick with. Over the past three weeks I did drop-ins to make sure this was the right gym for many different reasons. Since this is where I’ll be spending majority of my free time, I wanted to make sure the environment fits my personality and the people at the gym would be cool to hang with outside the gym. Only my crossfitters would know why that’s important at a gym. My interest in programming was very important as well because now that I’ve been doing crossfit for a little over two years, it’s time for me to get better at the more technical lifts such as snatches, clean & jerks and OHS as well as improve my strength in areas such as back squats, front squats and deadlifts.
As far as the programming here, they have what’s called “competitors training” that’s for athletes who not only have the interest in competing but also athletes who just want to get better and stronger. Me personally, I don’t have a real interest in competing in competitions I mainly want to get faster in my workouts which means getting stronger so the weight will be easier to maneuver. Usually in these daily WODs it includes two strength components, a met con, and a skill at the end. Here is an example below:
3×3 Back Squat, across
2. Dead Lift
3. 5 RFT:
100m Heavy Sled Drag – you choose the weight
— 17:18 was my time
4. Accessory Work
2 rounds of:
:30 on, :30 off
Good Morning Hold, 45/35#
The weight I used are in parentheses.
So all in all I think I will enjoy the more difficult programming I will see over the next few months. I think it’ll make me a better athlete. Also they have Olympic lifting coaches that come in on certain days to help athletes who would like to get better at their lifts. This was HUGE in me selecting this box.
Over the next few weeks and months I’ll update on my experiences at this box.