Best Practices

These are some of the fundamental concepts of good coaching on a practical level that work for everyone, regardless of age or ability.  How many of these are you incorporating into your practice?   Assessment: Good coaching includes simple assessment tools to see if the athlete is ready to train. Are they broken, is the…

Technical Strength

Sara Fleming Technique.  Its something we as coaches are constantly correcting, describing, cueing, and obsessing over.  Seems simple, right?  If you want to perform at your best, you need perfect technique.  And yet, that concept is probably the most misunderstood, misapplied, and outright ignored concept in physical training. In the interest of increasing the amount…

Training Effects

*This is an excerpt from our textbook. When you consider that a single training method will affect individuals differently, depending on their fitness level and genetic variation, the task of designing a training plan may feel complicated. In order to take an individual’s abilities from point A to point B you have to not only…

Practical Strength for My Gym

  Justin Keane Justin Keane is the owner of Crossfit Woodshed. I’ve been lifting weights on and off for about 25 years. I like starting my Al Bundy stories like that because it keeps me very, very humble: after all this time, my numbers are ordinary at best and my offseasons have taken me pretty far…

What is base?

This is an excerpt from our textbook.  Developing a solid base is an absolute requirement. Base training is the dominant prerequisite qualities and skills of your goal or sport. Base training is specific: Runners Run, Weightlifters Lift, Judokas grapple, Throwers Throw. Base is not GPP. GPP is preparing the individual to train. Base is where…

How I Make Crossfit Work for My Gym

Bethany Wadsworth Bethany Wadsworth is the owner and head trainer of Crossfit Geneseo/Wadsworth Fitness. I have an unusual gym;  a perfect storm of convenience, coolness and grunge. My gym is 75 ft. from my house and it’s in a barn. There are dogs, cats, and the occasional child roaming among my regular clients sweating through their workouts.…

The Economics of Training Part II

  David Van Skike “The idea that the harder you work, the better you’re going to be is just garbage. The greatest improvement is made by the man or woman who works most intelligently.” ― Bill Bowerman In Part One, we introduced the idea of training economy.   Good training economy is spending limited training resources…