I am getting a lot of questions/critiques about the new phase program which I appreciate any feedback you want to give. I'm using this opportunity to present a few reasons/answers for some....
1. I know you can perform some of the requirements for something above your own...These phase programs are there to EXPOSE your weaknesses. If you can perform 10 Handstand Push-Ups but not hold an OH Squat postition with PVC for 30 seconds, there is something wrong there. By working these exposed weaknesses, our goal is to have you move better and more efficient so those higher standards are to the best of your ability.
2. I am going to be VERY strict when it comes to these standards. Squat depth, chest to deck, ear over bar, locked shoulders and elbows, etc....The reason I am so strict is because these low numbers I am asking for should be no problem to perform near perfect because the higher reps that are in many workouts cause fatigue and lack of technique. If we reinforce that technique now while your movement patterns are still not set in stone, we can help prevent injury and promote better performance.
3. The Phase I give you is the Phase I give you...PERIOD!
4. Challenges can be thrown out anytime you are in the gym. However, it cannot and will not take time away from any of the classes.
I hope you take this phase system to heart because I want everyone to reach those goals and beyond! I don't want just Ben and Lance to perform Rx'd WOD's. I want Lauren, Ron, Charlie's, Jared, Libby, Sarah, Jenny, Jennifer, Kyle, Matt's, Gerrit, Tanner, Deena, etc... And everyone else that shows up to get to the point where you are all competing as Rx'd! Some may not get there or may come close, but to know that you are near or at the top of your game on every WOD is something I would love to have! Wouldn't you?
Hope to see all of you guys today!