The off-season is where your competition season begins.
MAD Athlete Programming works – does yours?
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In every sport a strong core is needed to be succesful. Especially with CrossFit or The sport of functional Fitness core is essential. Olympic lifts and gymnastics require a great degree of core strength. Even in light weight wods with high repetitions having a strong core that also has a high degree of muscular endurance is needed to insure proper position throughout the reps.
One primary weapon to achieve this is the GHD. What a magical invention. As an athlete this should be on the top of your list of equipment purchases. This essential piece is nothing short of amazing when it comes to building core strength and muscular endurance.
Most of our Madathletes warm up with
Several times a week. If you are new to this start with 30 reps.
Get some core strength, level up and watch up the pr’s roll in.
Today- MADathletes get some meathead strength and then a beautiful 20 minute amrap with C2B pull ups db snatches and db squat cleans. This little off season strength cycle is already paying some huge dividends. Build a bigger motor…that’s the current goal for this cycle. Plus, sometimes they get a pump and that’s always fun. Of course, all athletes get that individual adjustment that is tailored just for them.
Some questions you should ask yourself…
Where are you at in your training cycle?
What are your goals for the cycle you are in?
What are your goals for the off season?
What are your goals for the season (whatever your sport)?
Strength, Skill, Speed,
The MAD Coaches work with our Athletes to help meet their fitness goals. Many of those goals are to do well at the CrossFit Open – even if they are not going to Regionals.
The picture above shows just a few of our athlete’s improvement from the 2014 CrossFit Open to 2015 CrossFit Open.
The numbers speak for themselves.
Athletes are made in the off-season. Are you ready to start your off-season now?
Check out mad athlete Rochelle doing our version of “monkey jumps”.
1 toe 2 bar
1 bar muscle up.
She did 30 for time.
MAD Athletes from every region and of every level are preparing for the upcoming season of competitive CrossFit. From Canada to Hawaii, Tennessee, Texas and even Italy are all utilizing MAD Athletes programming to take them to the next level.
They are hitting skills, strengths and wods of every variation and type. Leveling up through nutrition, mobility and skill.
MAD coaches are super pumped for all of these athletes and we will do our best to keep everyone informed of all the amazing accomplishments these athletes achieve.
Crazy shenanigans at MADCAMP O’ahu!
What a great MADCAMP at CrossFit Oahu. We had a ton of fun and the amazing athletes who attended went home with some valuable information on how to level up in their fitness programs. We had beginners, coaches and competitors all learning from the phenomenal coaching and instruction of the MADCAMP coaches.
Michael Tillman had them increasing mobility and realizing that “Tightness inhibits strength”
Dave Durante had all athletes of every level upside down in various handstand poses and techniques. Special thanks to his wonderful fiancé Sadie who assisted with gymnastics movements and provided some amazing stretchy demos!
Mike Cerbus took the athletes on a highly technical Olympic Lifting journey where each athlete improved technically on the snatch, cleans, and jerks. Mike also put on a few squatting demos. This dude is strong.
I helped with how to structure the programs and a few secrets on how to increase your strength pretty quickly. We all had a ton of fun and learned some great information along the way.
Thank you to CrossFit Oahu for hosting and making us feel right at home. Plus they told some secret cool places to eat and really amazing things to do while we were visiting the beautiful island of Oahu. Thanks to Amanda B for helping to organize everything. She was a great help and a great tour guide. We look forward to coming back soon with even more info!!
Looks like MAD Athlete Training Camp Gymnastics Coach, Dave Durante, will be going to work for CrossFit HQ as a full-time gymnastics Coach right after the MAD Athlete Training Camp in Oahu in December.
If you are on the Islands, then don’t miss this opportunity to work with Dave!
MAD Athlete Gymnastics Coach on the Crossfit.Com today – check it out!