Friday, September 26, 2008

Crossfit Certification

Saturday and Sunday, September 20 and 21, I participated in the CrossFit Level I certification. The group above are all the participants and the instructors. This was an amazing experience -- one of those experiences that is beyond expectations and difficult to describe.

Let me break it down...

The Instructors
What an incredible group of people. They each brought something different to the table. Whether it was their expertise on form, nutrition, coaching, or general encouragement, they excelled. The primary things that they each had in common was their passion for CrossFit and their ability to instruct at all levels. Words can not express my gratitude for this group of people.

The Location
Mesa Fire Department training facility... Classrooms when needed, and outside for technique and workouts. 98 degrees was very hot, but doable with water and sunscreen. The facility provided everything we needed to learn and fully engage.

The Curriculum
Everything you need to know about CrossFit in two days. There was so much information that I hope to go into greater detail in a separate post, when I am able to fully digest it. We learned:
  • What is CrossFit? - a detailed discussion of what it is and what it isn't
  • Form and Movements - squats, front squats, overhead squats, press, push press, push jerk, dead lift, sumo dead lift high pull, medicine ball clean. We learned about them and we did them, many times...
  • What is Fitness? - a detailed description of what it is and what it isn't, and what it means in terms of CrossFit
  • Intensity vs. Technique - YES
  • Nutrition - eating to optimize health and performance
  • Glute Ham Developer and Abs
  • Programming - putting it all together

What's Next...
First things first, I need to get my garage gym completed. The floors have been matted, and some equipment ordered. But there is more that I need. I am hoping to have a pull up bar installed within a week or so. And then there are the mandatory bumper plates...

I need to get all my notes transcribed so that I have them for reference. There was so much good information, I don't want to lose it.

I need to start training people. One of the best ways to retain information is to use it. What better way to use it than to use it by training people. Interested??? Contact me for more information!!!

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