Jeremy does a split snatch. He has more than doubled his Fitness Level in the past year.
We coaches get asked frequently how long it will take someone to do something as prescribed. Or how long it will take to improve in CrossFit. Our answer is always, "It depends." Not satisfying, we know.
It really does depend though. It depends on your current level of conditioning, it depends on how consistently you attend classes, it depends on how much extra work you put towards skill development by taking specialty seminars, skill sessions or private training. It depends on how well you eat, how well you recover, how many hours you sleep. It depends on your lifestyle.
However, our good friends at Beyond the Whiteboard, who are data geeks like us, have crunched the numbers for us. They looked at Fitness Level data from over 65,000 athletes over the past 6 years and analyzed it to see how long it takes to increase your Fitness Level. They found, on average, it takes 5-6 months of consistent CrossFit to improve your Fitness Level by 10 points.
Well, we are going to test that! Starting in September we are having a contest to see who can raise their fitness level the most points. We have programmed 30 BTWB Fitness Level workouts and we will compare your fitness score from tomorrow to your score on September 30. Whoever gains the most points will win a prize.
Of course, you need to be able to do the Fitness Level workouts as prescribed. All of the Speed, Power Lifts, Olympic Lifts and Endurance workouts can be performed as prescribed by everyone. We will do all three of the Olympic weightlifting and all three Power Lifting workouts, we are doing Bodyweight, Light, Long, Speed, Endurance (you'll get to do more if you attend Wednesday 5:30pm class) and Heavy workouts. We choose workouts that the majority of our athletes can do as prescribed.
Many of the Bodyweight workouts such as 100 sit-ups or 100 burpees for time, 2, 3 or 5 min max reps double unders, can be done by most people. Even if you get ONE double under in that time you still did it as prescribed. It all counts and it starts this Saturday. Good luck!
Record your WOD on Beyond the Whiteboard.
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