”. Snark is not our strong suit. He’s been told by all the big names in the business, from Robi Ludwig to Lee Stafford, that his crossfit program is stellar and highly effective. As someone who has spent years of my life coaching and trying all sorts of methods and recipes I can tell you we don’t need a new recipe for success; we already have one – it’s called CrossFit – and we use it all the time over here at Velocity Athletics.
Chris Thiele of Pure Fitness Systems (hereinafter “QWLCRC”) recently graciously decided to share with us how he began his journey as a coach; hence this article will be written from his perspective as a coach starting with where he was 3 or 4 years ago:
I first started hearing about CrossFit about 2 years ago when Gary used on ESPN and I was intrigued by what was described as more than just fitness training on top of my wish to lose weight/tone up my body. That first day, there were maybe six people there doing WODs which seemed like pretty small numbers until word got out that they were doing multiple time trials each session so after each workout some would leave before others finished the work out those left behind would start their next WT shortly after those leaving finished up so it looked like they would keep going all day long if they stayed….but didn’t last 15 minutes lol First W
Why Do Crossfit Guys Always Lay On The Floor?
A: In the old days, Olympic weightlifters would go to their coach with a list of very specific lifts they wanted them to teach them. They trained with those coaches for years and years before they learned these lifts. A lot of people think that is a ridiculous amount of training time, but if you do it right it will be extremely valuable. So when I began my career as an Olympic lifter I often had my client lay on the floor under him saying “I want you to show me this crescent push up technique” or something like that… just because it was not in one of his programs didn’t mean he wasn’t going to learn it – maybe after a few months – but it very much changed his life! He could snatch more than ever before and he caught so many more pullups due to the flexibility gained from heavy snatches! Unfortunately many athletes I train hear all kinds of excuses about why they aren’t doing certain things while actually missing out on something incredibly beneficial while their body gradually gets stronger over time while trying other movements! Remember there are NO BAD EXCUSES for learning new stuff! Q: When should we start doing outdoor work? What do I need specifically? A: As far as planning your year by month, if you haven’t already done so check out my book Live Life Strong which details all aspects of building yourself into an athlete at your best by living life well
Any recommendations for CrossFit shoes?
I love Rogue WOD and I’m very happy with my order. Looking at the website, it looks like they don’t sell shoes: https://roguefitness.com/collections/all-products but if you search ‘crossfit shoes’ on their site it will pop up (see picture). I ran across Crossfit Shoes USA and thought it was a good fit for me because of the sizing info listed on their site. The V2s are made by Nike and they support your ankle well in different movements such as running, walking or circuit workouts; plus they look cool! However, some people have complaints about them being narrow so check out reviews before buying based on what fits you best. Also make sure the size is correct because it won’t fit any more after that point! 🙂 Have fun shopping around!!!