According to affiliate owner Adam Neiffer, the champions based their workouts on their weaknesses, especially overall strength and Olympic lifting. Programming was a team effort, allowing each member to have a vote and to program for the group. Although they rarely performed team workouts, the team members still completed individual WODs together and tested and retested their abilities in different movements to measure improvement. Judging by their success, it looks like their non-traditional training paid off.
“I think it mattered a whole lot less what we did. It just mattered that we were doing it together,” Neiffer says.
Additional reading: CrossFit Strength Bias by Jeff Martin and Darrell White, published Feb. 7, 2009.