At Full Circle, our day to day workouts, or ‘programming’, are based on several years of experience, not only in teaching Crossfit (since September 2008) but in working with a variety of clients with a variety of goals.
In addition to ‘Fundamentals’, we currently have two levels of programming, representing a progression from simply learning the basics, to getting stronger in the core lifts to eventually mastering the more complex elements of Crossfit training.
We’re not alone; it’s the logical and self evident approach of great teachers everywhere that in order to fly, you first have to learn to walk! We sincerely believe that in order for our clients to reach their full potential that sufficient time and attention must be dedicated to the basics: pull ups, fronts squats, push presses etc. The truth is, the greatest Crossfitters in the world are such not because of some divine intervention, but rather because they do many of the same things beginners do, however the elite do these simple things exceptionally well.
If you look over the workouts at Full Circle, you’re likely to notice that there is frequent and regular strength training. Strength, and good technique in the strength lifts, both take a long time to develop. If you don’t actually lift heavy in a regular and systematic fashion, you’ll find you won’t be making many gains in your strength, and in the end, in your fitness. Strength is the basal bio-motor ability that impacts if not determines all other factors of fitness. While bragging about doing hundreds of reps of a wide variety of movements sounds awesome, and ending your workout on the floor in a pool of bodily fluids certainly gives one a sense of accomplishment, self flagellation is not training. Killing yourself in the gym is neither necessary nor typically productive when it comes to long term progress.
But you know what is? Bringing your squat up. And we definitely can help you with that…