Open Gym/Platform Programming:
Great, so now that we have open gym time, you’re all fired up to get in the gym and get your swole on.
But… What’s your plan? You can’t spend 20 minutes on the elliptical because, well, we don’t have one.
Here’s the answer: set a goal, find/write/steal programming designed to reach that goal, hit that programming hard.
Beginner / Intermediate – pick a linear 5×5 template, we’re a fan of Bill Starr’s template.
Advanced – Can you already deadlift 2-3x your bodyweight? You’re probably going to need something with periodization built in. Check out Jim Wendler’s 5-3-1.
Look GOOD naked:
There’s nothing wrong with wanting to build a physique that both looks strong and is strong (form and function CAN be one). Ladies, check out Barbell Bikini or Sexy Sculpt. For the men, CrossFit Football or Hulk paired with a serious diet will get you yolked.
Build a beautiful snatch:
Finesse, strength and violence, Olympic weightlifting has it all. Checkout Catalyst’s 12-week cycle or the Outlaw Barbell program.
Destroy the 2015 CrossFit Open:
We are a CrossFit gym, after all. Check out Ben Bergeron’s Competitors WOD, Rudy Nielsen’s Outlaw Way or CJ Martin’s Invictus Competition.
Still Not Sure?
Feel free to ask any coach to recommend something for your goals. You’ll probably get a wayyy longer answer than you’re looking for (especially if you ask Melissa). Who doesn’t love nerding out on programming? 🙂
PS: There are TONS of programs on the Interweb. Like, TONS. That doesn’t mean they’re all for you. When you pick a program, put some effort and research into selecting a program that will help you reach your goals. If you’re looking to just have fun and stay fit, Main Site is always a solid bet.