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.
several MADAthletes will be competing this weekend in the Hawaii VA games. They’ve been working hard so good luck to Amanda Busset and to Erica Blanton. Kick some butt this weekend. Check out Amanda on the local news demonstrating some of the movements.
Ok if you aren’t training for the upcoming season already, what are you doing?!??
Time to set some goals and get moving to the next level. Get your crew together and jump on the MAD Path
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 madathlete Andre pulling that big deadlift PR. 550lbs. Just imagine what he’ll do when we hit that strength cycle…
Get some instant mobi between sets! No set up needed, no bands, no whips, and no chains.
Motion is lotion so hitting your end range of motion for those joints is ideal for MOST of you. Remember there are always exceptions based on history, injury etc. YOU, the athlete are the CEO of your body and ultimately in charge of its care and upkeep. You should know your body’s sticky points and where you need to put some extra work in.
“tightness inhibits strength”
Now get some swimwod.net going and some mobi!
So many amazing things happening with madathletes! Oly meets, CrossFit competitions, Prs, and so much more. We are having a blast working with you all!
Personally I am so blessed to be a part of the Barbells for Boobs event hosted by CrossFit Centex. What an amazing event. My son participated for the 3rd year in a row. I’m super proud of him as well as all the madathletes who are leveling up each and everyday. Mad coaches and great friends Chad and Jodi Vaughn host the Central Texas Oly Open the Sunday after. Can’t say enough about this whole group of people. Set yor
calendars next year gang.
Amanda Busset at CrossFit Alaka’i hosted an amazing B4B event that we are super proud of. They’ve been getting a lot of love on that event.
Like I said. A lot going on!
Keep it up madathletes. Get some squats today. What’s your tempo??!
MAD Athletes are everywhere! Our MAD Remote coaching program has proven successful in countries around the world. From all over The United States, to Canada, Venezuela, Mexico, Italy, and Kuwait, to name a few. All starting at little CrossFit Cedar Park. We are proud that this method of training is proven to assist athletes of all levels to make advances in CrossFit, Olympic Weightlifting, Gymnastics, Strongman, Football, Baseball, Basketball, Volleyball, and track.
Our goal is to provide the best in innovative training techniques to help these athletes to achieve their fitness goals. Thanks for being a part of it!
Now, get on those skills and level up!
Research has shown (and we have seen it here live), that eccentric loading increases your strength. It is definitely a top 3 in the secrets to getting stronger. So, when we are on a strength bias we implement a good deal of tempo movements in our lifts. Here is a quick little video of Nikki doing a 103×1 (which is my current favorite tempo) followed by a lighter afap set. We like to incorporate the pause because as two time Olympian Chad Vaughn teaches you have to be comfortable in that “rock bottom” squat position.
Mike Cerbus has taken his tempo lifts to some new levels and it is paying great dividends! Check this tempo he’s working with…
Tempo lifts should definitely be a part of your strength program.