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Old 12-19-2010, 04:28 PM   #1
Craig Bravman
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what would you do

Just wondering what cf's do when they beling to a cf gym, but have different goals then what the WOD for the day is. To say you want your deadlift higher or squat more, but say your gyms WOD isnt helping your goal.

Or if yout goals i s getting stronger but your gym is more bw focus.

what do you do
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Old 12-19-2010, 05:29 PM   #2
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Re: what would you do

First, I would talk to the coach/owner about what your goals are and how they can help you meet those goals. After all, that's the core service of their business. If you can't get a satisfactory answer there or find that following the discussion, you still aren't getting the help you need to meet your goals, then it's time to decide whether that gym is for you. Maybe another nearby affiliate is more suited to your goals or maybe it's time to go solo with your workouts and use a different program (CFMainsite, CFFB, CFE, etc).
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Old 12-20-2010, 07:57 AM   #3
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Re: what would you do

Talk to the owner first, and fully discuss the situation. It's a very common occurrence, and the main priority should be helping you reach your goals, not making you do the suggested WOD on the whiteboard.
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Old 12-20-2010, 12:11 PM   #4
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as a gym owner, what would you do
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Old 12-20-2010, 04:48 PM   #5
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Re: what would you do

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as a gym owner, what would you do
I post a daily WOD for a couple of reasons:

1. It's what CrossFit "does"
2. It acts as a suggestion for those that need some guidance or don't have any specific goals

I have found in the 3 years we've been open that a general gym WOD isn't in most members' best interest. I feel that I provide more value if I tailor member's programming towards their specific wants/needs.

So I would have them doing something else. I know, crazy, right? Some people are on SS, some are doing Oly work, some are doing shorter met-cons like CFFB, and some do the gym WOD.
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Old 12-20-2010, 04:55 PM   #6
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as a gym owner, what would you do
What can you do? You can help the client meet their goals, or you can watch them find someone who will.

(Note that losing clients is not necessarily a bad thing. A triathlon specialist probably won't be happy in a oly-focused gym, and vice versa. But it should be due to a conscious programming decision, not neglect.)

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Old 12-20-2010, 10:39 PM   #7
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Re: what would you do

We have around 20% of our athletes on more specialized programming i.e. strength, Oly, endurance bias, etc. They either modify the WOD to fit their goals or I program a WOD for that day that will fit their goals.
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Old 12-21-2010, 12:03 AM   #8
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Do they tell you a head of time so you have them do their own thing when they come in? Aso making a wrokout harder, as in fran but higher weight on bar and weight vest
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Old 12-21-2010, 12:07 PM   #9
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Do they tell you a head of time so you have them do their own thing when they come in? Aso making a wrokout harder, as in fran but higher weight on bar and weight vest
It pretty much depends on the box. There have been endless discussions about what a box setup is (or should be) like, and what is ideal or not. Basically some gyms will not allow you to deviate from their group programming, some have designated "open gym" times where you can come in and do what you want, some offer specialized or strength biased sessions. I'm lucky enough to be a part of an affiliate where I have access to a little bit of everything - group classes incorporate skill work on everything from ring work to weightlifting in addition to the wod, we have constant open gym hours where you can work out on your own or get some 1 on 1 with a trainer, and weightlifting classes (I believe this was added as the result of a recent in depth year end survey they did with every client).

So as you can see, my gym made an effort to reach out and find out what the clients are interested in, and it has really helped. Most will be willing to either accommodate or outright work with you to help you achieve whatever your goal is... but they can't do that if you don't communicate to them what that goal is, or why you feel the current programming is not helping you achieve it.

As far as making a standard wod more difficult than rx, that would be a part of standard group crossfit from my perspective. Workouts are always "scale as needed" so the trainer is generally responsible to make recommendations of where someone should be scaling based on their knowledge of the individual, whether it be up or down from the rx.
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Old 12-30-2010, 01:48 AM   #10
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which gym may i ask
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