Thursday, April 30, 2020

Programming for May

With a heavy heart, I placed my Crossfit Golden membership on hold.  I would have liked to continue supporting local business, my box and the training staff at Crossfit Golden, but I also felt the need to hunker down a bit financially.

My original plan was to pick my poison, following CompTrain or Crossfit main site programming.  I also considered just flashing back a year and repeating workouts.  All of these options are free.

Now, I am considering programming for myself and utilizing a steady mix of:

Monday - Olympic lifting (alternate clean or snatch, add accessory such as overhead squat, front squat) and Olympic inspired metcon

Tuesday - Powerlifting (squat, bench, deadlift, overhead press) and metcon

Wednesday - Crossfit Skills (hand stand push-ups, double unders, lunges, pull-ups, toes to bar) and mono-structural training

Thursday - Long metcon - 30 minutes of burpees, box jumps, kettlebell swings, hand release push-ups, air squats, ab mats, pull-ups, rope climbs)

Friday - Strongman - Stones, Axle Bar, Sandbag

If I want accountability and tracking, I could try End of Three Fitness and may start the 2 week free trial tomorrow.  After 14 days it is $25/month (or $47/month with coaching).  I would start with the Hard to Kill plan.

Anything I choose will be significantly cheaper than $135/month for Crossfit Golden.  It will also be inferior as it will not be customized, come with video feedback or a weekly check in call.

The cost savings will go towards additional equipment.  If my home training extends into winter, I will likely get a piece of cardio equipment.  Going with a name brand, they should be easy to resell.

  • Rogue Echo Bike
    • Pro - great full body warm up
    • Con - large foot print
    • Price - cheaper
  • Concept 2 Rower
    • Pro - very familiar and stored in small foot print; 
    • Con - kind of boring - higher
    • Price - higher
  • Concept 2 Ski Erg
    • Pro - new movement, anterior chain focused, small foot print
    • Con - may get old
    • Price - similar to rower

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