Eleven weeks ago we did something completely new and implemented a full squat cycle in our Training classes. There was a lot of volume, it took up a lot of class time, and it got repetitive...
But! Holy crap did it work. The amount of personal records set was amazing. For instance, the noon class on Monday had 25 people and 19 set records. The average increase? 25 pounds! We ran the numbers for all classes and saw an average increase of 23.5# for Back Squat and 15# for Front Squat. We even had some 45# and 50# PRs which was crazy.
For those of you that didn't hit a new record, do not despair. There is so much that goes into a maximum effort lift. It is also important to factor in training age. How long have you been lifting and coming to CrossFit? For those of you that have been training hard and maxing for many years, sleep, training time, diet, and especially mental state can all play a roll in how your max attempts go.
Our programming focus is shifting for the next few months so expect to see some more variety during the week. We will also be shifting what types of workouts fall on any given day. The only day that will remain structured is our Flat Line Friday. Expect to see more benchmarks and testing on these days.
We look forward to seeing how you all perform in workouts with your new found leg strength!