What’s up Revival Fam! 

I had such a great time watching you all throw down these last few weeks during the CrossFit Open. 

If you didn’t know, we typically structure our yearly workout plan to start/end with the CrossFit Open. 

So now, we enter the first phase of our “off-season.” 

Our “off-season” always starts with building a new strength foundation. Believe it or not, getting stronger is a great way to make workouts feel “easier.” 

Think about it, a 225/155# deadlift is going to spike your heart rate up a LOT higher if your 1-rep-max is 275/185. Now if we put another 30-40# on your deadlift this year, then you’re going to be able to move through those deadlifts at a lower heart rate which should theoretically make the rest of your workout a little smoother as well. 

I’ve compiled some other tips and tricks to make the most of your upcoming training year: 

  1. Stay Consistent in Your Workouts

No matter what anyone tells you, the ability to remain consistent in your workouts will produce the best results. Trying to add accessory work, extra conditioning, skill work, and mobility on top of your current work schedule SOUNDS great, but can you consistently do that for the next 52-weeks? The answer for most is no. 

Instead, find what you can consistently commit to week in and week out and do it. I promise your open scores will improve if you consistently train 3-5 times per week for the next year. 

2. Take a Step Back to Work on Skills 

For most people, the Open is “fine” until some sort of gymnastic skill shows up— pull-ups, handstands, muscle-ups, toes to bar, double unders, etc…

So it stands to reason, that if you got to the pull-up bar on 22.3 and couldn’t do a single pull-up, then working on getting your first pull-up (and beyond) should be one of your top priorities this year.

I spent YEARS performing gymnastic skill workouts 2-3 times a week instead of conditioning workouts once I realized that obtaining gymnastic-based skills is the number one way to catapult you up the CrossFit leaderboards.

3.There are two routes with skill work: The Cheap Way or the Streamlined Way

The cheap way is accomplished by doing it all on your own. You may look up some YouTube tutorial videos and try some drills that you see there, but whose to say if it’ll actually work for you? 

It might, but it also might waste a month (or more) of your time without producing any substantial results. 

The Streamlined way is by hiring a Coach. 

Although it is more of a financial investment, it will provide you with a structured path of progression. On top of that, your coach will be able to provide you with nearly instant feedback to fix small issues that you would otherwise miss on your own.

Imagine getting a new pull-up by September, rather than trying to do it on your own and maybe getting one next March…

4. Always hold perfect Range of Motion, even if it hurts your score in WODify 

Working every movement through its full range of motion, even if it hurts your individual workout time, will lead to tremendous strides forward over the next year. 

Controlling the full range of motion of every single exercise is the number one way to stay healthy this upcoming year. It also helps you to start moving faster come competition time—because you are used to upholding even larger ranges of motion than are required in a competition. 

5. Stop wearing belts…really try to stop wearing all unnecessary equipment. 

Training equipment-less requires you to check your ego on a daily basis. If you can only hit a certain number on your lifts when you’re wearing a belt, then are you really lifting it? I promise if your beltless 1RM goes up, so will your 1RM with a belt.

It may be better to simply back off the weight and learn how to move BETTER rather than trying to do “more” all the time. 

On top of it helping you stay healthier, you’ll also be able to add the belt and sleeves during competitions and really feel like you can fly since you’re used to working out without equipment all year. 

What’s up Revival Fam! 

I had such a great time watching you all throw down these last few weeks during the CrossFit Open. 

If you didn’t know, we typically structure our yearly workout plan to start/end with the CrossFit Open. 

So now, we enter the first phase of our “off-season.” 

Our “off-season” always starts with building a new strength foundation. Believe it or not, getting stronger is a great way to make workouts feel “easier.” 

Think about it, a 225/155# deadlift is going to spike your heart rate up a LOT higher if your 1-rep-max is 275/185. Now if we put another 30-40# on your deadlift this year, then you’re going to be able to move through those deadlifts at a lower heart rate which should theoretically make the rest of your workout a little smoother as well. 

I’ve compiled some other tips and tricks to make the most of your upcoming training year: 

  1. Stay Consistent in Your Workouts

No matter what anyone tells you, the ability to remain consistent in your workouts will produce the best results. Trying to add accessory work, extra conditioning, skill work, and mobility on top of your current work schedule SOUNDS great, but can you consistently do that for the next 52-weeks? The answer for most is no. 

Instead, find what you can consistently commit to week in and week out and do it. I promise your open scores will improve if you consistently train 3-5 times per week for the next year. 

2. Take a Step Back to Work on Skills 

For most people, the Open is “fine” until some sort of gymnastic skill shows up— pull-ups, handstands, muscle-ups, toes to bar, double unders, etc…

So it stands to reason, that if you got to the pull-up bar on 22.3 and couldn’t do a single pull-up, then working on getting your first pull-up (and beyond) should be one of your top priorities this year.

I spent YEARS performing gymnastic skill workouts 2-3 times a week instead of conditioning workouts once I realized that obtaining gymnastic-based skills is the number one way to catapult you up the CrossFit leaderboards.

3.There are two routes with skill work: The Cheap Way or the Streamlined Way

The cheap way is accomplished by doing it all on your own. You may look up some YouTube tutorial videos and try some drills that you see there, but whose to say if it’ll actually work for you? 

It might, but it also might waste a month (or more) of your time without producing any substantial results. 

The Streamlined way is by hiring a Coach. 

Although it is more of a financial investment, it will provide you with a structured path of progression. On top of that, your coach will be able to provide you with nearly instant feedback to fix small issues that you would otherwise miss on your own.

Imagine getting a new pull-up by September, rather than trying to do it on your own and maybe getting one next March…

4. Always hold perfect Range of Motion, even if it hurts your score in WODify 

Working every movement through its full range of motion, even if it hurts your individual workout time, will lead to tremendous strides forward over the next year. 

Controlling the full range of motion of every single exercise is the number one way to stay healthy this upcoming year. It also helps you to start moving faster come competition time—because you are used to upholding even larger ranges of motion than are required in a competition. 

5. Stop wearing belts…really try to stop wearing all unnecessary equipment. 

Training equipment-less requires you to check your ego on a daily basis. If you can only hit a certain number on your lifts when you’re wearing a belt, then are you really lifting it? I promise if your beltless 1RM goes up, so will your 1RM with a belt.

It may be better to simply back off the weight and learn how to move BETTER rather than trying to do “more” all the time. 

On top of it helping you stay healthier, you’ll also be able to add the belt and sleeves during competitions and really feel like you can fly since you’re used to working out without equipment all year. 

What’s up Revival Fam! 

I had such a great time watching you all throw down these last few weeks during the CrossFit Open. 

If you didn’t know, we typically structure our yearly workout plan to start/end with the CrossFit Open. 

So now, we enter the first phase of our “off-season.” 

Our “off-season” always starts with building a new strength foundation. Believe it or not, getting stronger is a great way to make workouts feel “easier.” 

Think about it, a 225/155# deadlift is going to spike your heart rate up a LOT higher if your 1-rep-max is 275/185. Now if we put another 30-40# on your deadlift this year, then you’re going to be able to move through those deadlifts at a lower heart rate which should theoretically make the rest of your workout a little smoother as well. 

I’ve compiled some other tips and tricks to make the most of your upcoming training year: 

  1. Stay Consistent in Your Workouts

No matter what anyone tells you, the ability to remain consistent in your workouts will produce the best results. Trying to add accessory work, extra conditioning, skill work, and mobility on top of your current work schedule SOUNDS great, but can you consistently do that for the next 52-weeks? The answer for most is no. 

Instead, find what you can consistently commit to week in and week out and do it. I promise your open scores will improve if you consistently train 3-5 times per week for the next year. 

2. Take a Step Back to Work on Skills 

For most people, the Open is “fine” until some sort of gymnastic skill shows up— pull-ups, handstands, muscle-ups, toes to bar, double unders, etc…

So it stands to reason, that if you got to the pull-up bar on 22.3 and couldn’t do a single pull-up, then working on getting your first pull-up (and beyond) should be one of your top priorities this year.

I spent YEARS performing gymnastic skill workouts 2-3 times a week instead of conditioning workouts once I realized that obtaining gymnastic-based skills is the number one way to catapult you up the CrossFit leaderboards.

3.There are two routes with skill work: The Cheap Way or the Streamlined Way

The cheap way is accomplished by doing it all on your own. You may look up some YouTube tutorial videos and try some drills that you see there, but whose to say if it’ll actually work for you? 

It might, but it also might waste a month (or more) of your time without producing any substantial results. 

The Streamlined way is by hiring a Coach. 

Although it is more of a financial investment, it will provide you with a structured path of progression. On top of that, your coach will be able to provide you with nearly instant feedback to fix small issues that you would otherwise miss on your own.

Imagine getting a new pull-up by September, rather than trying to do it on your own and maybe getting one next March…

4. Always hold perfect Range of Motion, even if it hurts your score in WODify 

Working every movement through its full range of motion, even if it hurts your individual workout time, will lead to tremendous strides forward over the next year. 

Controlling the full range of motion of every single exercise is the number one way to stay healthy this upcoming year. It also helps you to start moving faster come competition time—because you are used to upholding even larger ranges of motion than are required in a competition. 

5. Stop wearing belts…really try to stop wearing all unnecessary equipment. 

Training equipment-less requires you to check your ego on a daily basis. If you can only hit a certain number on your lifts when you’re wearing a belt, then are you really lifting it?

It may be better to simply back off the weight and learn how to move BETTER rather than trying to do “more” all the time. 

On top of it helping you stay healthier, you’ll also be able to add the belt and sleeves during competitions and really feel like you can fly since you’re used to working out without equipment all year. 

What’s up Revival Fam! 

I had such a great time watching you all throw down these last few weeks during the CrossFit Open. 

If you didn’t know, we typically structure our yearly workout plan to start/end with the CrossFit Open. 

So now, we enter the first phase of our “off-season.” 

Our “off-season” always starts with building a new strength foundation. Believe it or not, getting stronger is a great way to make workouts feel “easier.” 

Think about it, a 225/155# deadlift is going to spike your heart rate up a LOT higher if your 1-rep-max is 275/185. Now if we put another 30-40# on your deadlift this year, then you’re going to be able to move through those deadlifts at a lower heart rate which should theoretically make the rest of your workout a little smoother as well. 

I’ve compiled some other tips and tricks to make the most of your upcoming training year: 

  1. Stay Consistent in Your Workouts

No matter what anyone tells you, the ability to remain consistent in your workouts will produce the best results. Trying to add accessory work, extra conditioning, skill work, and mobility on top of your current work schedule SOUNDS great, but can you consistently do that for the next 52-weeks? The answer for most is no. 

Instead, find what you can consistently commit to week in and week out and do it. I promise your open scores will improve if you consistently train 3-5 times per week for the next year. 

2. Take a Step Back to Work on Skills 

For most people, the Open is “fine” until some sort of gymnastic skill shows up— pull-ups, handstands, muscle-ups, toes to bar, double unders, etc…

So it stands to reason, that if you got to the pull-up bar on 22.3 and couldn’t do a single pull-up, then working on getting your first pull-up (and beyond) should be one of your top priorities this year.

I spent YEARS performing gymnastic skill workouts 2-3 times a week instead of conditioning workouts once I realized that obtaining gymnastic-based skills is the number one way to catapult you up the CrossFit leaderboards.

  1. There are two routes with skill work: The Cheap Way or the Streamlined Way

The cheap way is accomplished by doing it all on your own. You may look up some YouTube tutorial videos and try some drills that you see there, but whose to say if it’ll actually work for you? 

It might, but it also might waste a month (or more) of your time without producing any substantial results. 

The Streamlined way is by hiring a Coach. 

Although it is more of a financial investment, it will provide you with a structured path of progression. On top of that, your coach will be able to provide you nearly instant feedback to fix small issues that you would otherwise miss on your own.

Imaging getting a new pull-up by September, rather than trying to do it on your own and maybe getting one next March…

  1. Always hold perfect Range of Motion, even if it hurts your score in WODify 

Working every movement through its full range of motion, even if it hurts your individual workout time, will lead to tremendous strides forward over the next year. 

Controlling the full range of motion of every single exercise is the number one way to stay healthy this upcoming year. It also helps you to start moving faster come competition time—because you are used to upholding even larger ranges of motion than are required in a competition. 

  1. Stop wearing belts…really try to stop wearing all unnecessary equipment. 

Training equipment-less requires you to check your ego on a daily basis. If you can only hit a certain number on your lifts when you’re wearing a belt, then are you really lifting it?

It may be better to simply back off the weight and learn how to move BETTER rather than trying to do “more” all the time. 

On top of it helping you stay healthier, you’ll also be able to add the belt and sleeves during competitions and really feel like you can fly since you’re used to working out without equipment all year.