Squats with 21-15-9 rep schemes at 95% intensity will get you sore…
Thrusters and toes-to-bar until you puke will get you tired…
Burpees and box jumps will make you sweat…
Sure, random exercises in a WOD while chasing your fastest time will make you FEEL like you got a good workout…
…But the pros know that doesn’t mean results are on the horizon.
In fact, this balls-to-the-wall training mentality often leads to injury and burnout.
Sadly, this isn’t true.
Simply doing things hard, fast, or more does NOT mean you’re going to get the training effect that you’re hoping for.
If you want to look, feel, and perform your best?
And you want to be able to sustain it into your 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and beyond without spending hours a day in the gym?
Pay close attention…
CrossFit training is a watered-down version of the REAL “constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity” training method.
Now, don’t get me wrong, the concept behind CrossFit is solid…
Combining the best of strength training & conditioning into one program.
And I’ll let you in on a deep dark secret – I gave CrossFit a shot myself when I was introduced to it by a buddy of mine.
What attracted me to it is the competitiveness. Now, I was a college athlete so I’ll admit that part got my juices flowing. And it definitely can be fun.
However, based on my experience and education in exercise science, I immediately knew that this simply was NOT the best of both worlds, it certainly wasn’t the best strength training out there for sure. I’ll prove this in a minute.
So, I realized that all these CrossFit athletes who had a cult-like following and allegiance to this thing were priming themselves for less than stellar long-term results, burnout, and even serious injury. It actually led me to the best decision of my life – more on that later.
For now, it’s important that you know and understand the most common programming mistakes you’ll find in almost every training program out there (but especially if you like High Intensity Fitness type training)… so you avoid them at all costs.