Wow, it’s hard to belive that it’s been almost a year since I was asked to leave the Box that i committed a lot of time and energy to and now i’ve almost come full circle in my training needs.
I’ve always said that the coaching i wanted wasn’t there and i’ve always looked for something more personal to me and my needs and goals. This time last year when I left for my own reasons, I moped around the house not sure what to with myself when I discovered that my neighbour had setup his own garage with a few bits and pieces including a Bar and some bumper plates.
I asked to join, he agreed and I jumped at this opportunity. I went out a bought a 20lb Medicine ball, brought down my Dip Bars and took my lifting shoes and rope.
I had arranged with the Coach that was let go from the other gym to send us some workouts based on the equipment we had on hand, it was a lot of running, thanks Matt.. (Crossfit BDF). It worked out nicely for a bit, i even did the 2014 Crossfit Games Open workouts in his Garage (with the exception of 1. No rower ), but then i started to miss a little more social interaction and decided that i needed to go back to a more class driven regime, so i Moved to CrossfitBDA, in the true nature of a crossfit Gym, no questions, ands if or but’s just welcome and i met a really nice group of people in the Morning Crew.
The Workouts were great, and getting to use equipment that i was missing with the drive of a little competition has really helped.
It’s only been a few months since joining CrossfitBda and I found myself coming back to the same concern. I have weakness, we all do but i find that i was longing for programming that was tailored to me and my needs. I had thought about doing some auxilary work to augment the workouts that i was doing in the morning but I know my bodies limitations and didn’t want to program run interval on my own to have them programmed in the WOD the next morning, as an Older Athlete (41) I need to be smarter.
I started taking Supplements from Ten Instittute, Which i think has really helped in My Strength Gains and my recover. Front Squat – 195lbs – 270lbs for example.
This is what i take..(if anyone is interested)
As one of those Crossfit obsessed groupies i of course read almost everything that comes across one of my Social Media feeds and started to read this article
Which was quite fitting as I had skipped a 30 minute EMOM that was posted at the box for any number of excusses that you want to list…
Interesting Topic and a view that i could relate to, but the most interesting part of the article was the blurb about the Author, Patrick McCarthy who not only is a Masters Athlete but a Crossfit Games athlete and Coach so i thought who better to understand the needs of an older Athlete to get what i’m looking for..
So i went and had a look at the website, and after sometime time to consider everything (might have been 30 minutes) I Bit.
I’m now in the Initial Stages of the Next chapter..
Phase I – Testing
I have 10 days of WODs to gauge my abilities and then in 2015 it’s down to work. 6 month commitment, balls to wall realistic goals, it’s an old Tag but “Watch this Space”
Masters Athletes: If your goals are to compete, it’s no longer sufficient to simply do classic CrossFit wods. In order to be prepared for the Open and make a run at the games, or to excel at some of the large-scale masters competitions that are continuing to spring up, you need a program and you need a coach.
I offer individualized programming that will allow you to pursue your goals toward the Games or other large-scale competitions. This includes weekly, specific programmed training, video review and feedback, Skype check ins, and nutrition/supplement recommendations.
This allows you to focus on training without having to stress about what program to follow. Smart, progressive training that will keep you moving toward your goal, healthy and uninjured.