As of November 1st we are following a new program. Comp Train was created by CrossFit legend Ben Bergeron. His biggest claims to fame are training Katrin Davidsdottir and Matt Fraser, but aside from those heroes there are a long list of stunning accomplishments. Read more about Ben and Comp Train’s history here.
The adjustments you’ll find in the programming are subtle. Deadlifting now happen on Fridays instead of Mondays. Tuesdays and Thursdays still include Olympic lifts, and Wednesdays visit the pressing movements.
One change you’ll notice is that we now have longer and more varied WODS. A complaint we heard repeatedly over the last quarter is that YOU want more variety in the WODS. We heard you, and now you get it! Let us know how you like it.
One of the things the coaches all love about CompTrain is the Coaches Notes. Not only does Ben Bergeron include great detail with each movement and WOD, but there is a Daily Mindset component. Each day when I read the Daily Mindset I laugh, I cry, I stop and think. I say “ah-hah” to myself. Here’s a small sampling:
# DAILY MINDSET
**“As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.” – Seneca**
It’s a cliche to say life is short.
Yet, life is plenty long. If that is, we spend it intentionally.
At first glance, this quote can be interpreted as a means to fight back procrastination. Another interpretation is action in different way. Instead of focusing on doing more, on accomplishing more… *appreciate* more. In a world where the norm is do more and more… it’s a step back. So that, we can take in the moments we have in front of us. So that we can focus on the quality of the most important parts of our lives, as opposed to being caught up in the “gold rush”.
If we can live with both intention and gratitude, life will be plenty long.
Enjoy, and let us know what you think of Comp Train.
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