Dave Castro answers questions from Sevan Matossian in a casual interview at the Ranch, the location for the 2009 CrossFit Games.
The theme for this year’s Games is Unknown and Unknowable. How do you prepare for such a competition?
The answer, according to Dave, is constantly varied functional movements executed at high intensity. The main site programming is one of the best examples of such an approach, though definitely not the only one. Many of the 1,200 affiliates offer different variations on the same theme.
Dave is concerned, though, that some athletes have been training too much in a limited domain. They’re all doing functional movements at high intensity, but to be fully prepared for the unknown, we need to train regularly in all time and modal domains. He suspects that some athletes have been focusing too much on the heavy and short domains.