Looking at last year’s programming, I feel as if we were definitely on the right track. In the open “TEAM PRECISION” took two 1st place finishes and one 2nd in all of SoCal. We also had 2 other top 15 finishes. Although not everyone’s scores counted, in looking at the gym as a whole, everyone did really well at the things required for 5 out of the 6 workouts. If max lifts, chippers, muscle ups, double unders, wall balls, cleans, thrusters, and rowing come out of the hopper, we can beat anyone. And though we are good at such things as T2B, snatch, C2B Pull Ups, and OHS, we could still gain from improving further in these areas. Lastly, when we’re bad at something, such as HSPU, we’re really bad. I mean we suck. 15.4 was the difference between finishing top 3 in The Open and 7th. But this is not the athlete’s fault. Actually, it is mine.
Let me explain. Our HSPU benchmark workout the past two years has always been “DIANE.” The reason why is because this workout was done at the 2012 Regionals and until 15.4, the most HSPUs ever seen at any level of CrossFit had been 50. “DIANE” calls for 45 HSPUs, so Diane made sense. 15.4 came out of nowhere because HSPUs had never once been done in The Open, and unlike any of the workouts ever programmed by CrossFit HQ, it called for more than 60 HSPU for true success. As a gym, we all flew to 45 HSPU like we had been trained to do; however, we hit a wall going past this number because we had not trained ourselves to do so. So this is a hole in the programming from last year and something we will be looking to rectify for 2016.
In short, we’re going to continue to work the things we’re exceptional at. We’re going to make the things we’re good at, exceptional and the things we’re bad at, we’re going to become great at! I’m looking forward to this year’s macro programming cycle and can’t wait to get started.
10 Inch Worms
10 Good Mornings
Dead Lift (TEST)
Find New 1RM
Roll & Stretch