Saturday 8:00 am class will focus primarily on muscle-up practice and progressions.
And here comes another challenge!!!
Pablo and I have been working on how to offer the best nutrtitional challenge/program for a few years now. We've gotten some very good results in the past, but somehow have always felt just a little bit of a let down once a challenge ends. Seems like as the weeks and months pass by, we all start to struggle and to various degress, slip back into old patterns. A six or twleve week program just seems to be such an intense and short term endeavor that often doesn't quite lead to the healthy, sustainable habits that we are trying to help folks build. So... We started talking about putting together a longer program. Our idea was to create a year long program, so folks could progress through various stages of nutritional habit building, making small changes slowly that would hopefully end up sticking for the long term.
Two days after we agreed on the basic outline of a program, one of the members of our Madlab Business Group, Andy Petranek, posted on our Facebook forum about a nutritional challenge that he was going to start on almost the exact date that Paul and I had decided to start ours on. This particular member of the group opened one of the first 10 CrossFit affiliates in the world and has been in the fitness profession for all of his adult life. I had actually seen his challenge before, as it has come to be fairly well known as a successful way to run one of these things on-line. I originally dismissed it as something that I wasn't interested in since it only lasts eight weeks. However... Andy has gone through the same exact scenarios that we at CFB have been going through over the years. Seeing folks really commit to a challenge, but then having trouble making the positive changes really stick over the long term.
I went back and looked a little more closely at how his challenge works and it turns out, that it is meant to be used almost exactly in the same way as Paul and I envisioned ours working. It is set up so that you do an eight week challenge at a level that is appropriate for you, and then take a 10-12 week break before starting up again, at either a higher level, or repeat the same level and try to improve upon your previous performance at that level. Then repeat this process one more time and a whole year is complete. BAM!!! The levels only deal with the nutrtitional component of the program. Lifestyle and exercise components will be explained further soon. There are three levels to choose from: 1, 2, and Rx. Cost is less than $40/challenge if you sign up in advance. Everything is tracked on-line and is team based, or you can take it on as an individual as part of our larger CFB group. Paul, Shanna, and I will be helping to facilitate the program and we will discuss the rest of the structure in more depth next week.
This will be appropriate for everyone, no matter what the current state of your nutrtition is. The start date is May 3, but we will need to have everyone signed up by Friday 11th to qualify for the lower pricing. The finish date will coincide almost exactly with the final date of our pull-up and muscle-up challenges!!! We will have a meeting Thursday 10th at 6:30 pm to go over all the details in person.