CFW is proud of our technical approach to CF. We seek and apply training from powerlifting coaches and weightlifting coaches outside of CF. Our application of sports specific technique in CrossFit shows in the weights our members use in workouts.
Strength and power is our foundation… technique is our center.
In the coming weeks we reenter a strength period. Yes, we periodize. The randomization of CF increases performance across all athletic and performance domains. But without a solid base of strength and power fueled by immaculate technique, a CF’er will be inefficient. His or her efficiency will decrease even more as fatique increases. So yes, we periodize. Or maybe we "shift focus". By putting more focus on strength training for a few weeks, we can rebuild the technique we may have lost during the last month of higher rep / lighter weight metcons. Heavy weight rewards the athlete who possesses proper technique with an array of physioligical benefits. It rewards them even moreso when we shift back to the metcon work with improved performances.
So take the next few weeks of lifting seriously. We’ll be introducing you to a lot new training methods the lifting community use everyday. It’ll be fun.
Enjoy the rewards.
Lifting with bands progressively add tension through the ROM where the athlete is stronger. The bands reinforce the need to acelerate aggressively. Unlike chains, the bands are actively pulling down on the barbell.