Coach's Prep Course—Required Reading

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The standards expressed in "Professional Training" in this issue--unyielding commitment to client and efficacy--have guided everything that Lauren and I have done. More than just the backbone of CrossFit's strength and successes, it has been, we believe, the primary reason for our success.

Using this template we built a practice that kept us both busy from roughly 5:00 to 10:00 a.m., Monday through Saturday. That schedule produced a low-six… Continue Reading

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Virtuosity

By Greg Glassman

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In this 2005 open letter to CrossFit trainers, Coach Greg Glassman discusses the importance of virtuosity, defined in gymnastics as “performing the common uncommonly well.”

Unlike risk and originality, virtuosity is elusive, supremely elusive. It is, however, readily recognized by audience as well as coach and athlete. There is a compelling tendency among novices developing any skill or art, whether learning to play the violin, write… Continue Reading

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Coach Greg Glassman provides detailed charts for a 12-day cycle of CrossFit workouts and explains the reasoning behind the theoretical template of CrossFit programming.

At first glance the theoretical template seems to be offering a routine or regimen. This may seem at odds with our contention that workouts need considerable variance or unpredictability, if not randomness, to best mimic the unforeseeable challenges of combat, sport, and survival. We’ve often said, “What your regimen… Continue Reading

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