The Games Season is Over Already, What Do I Do?

I don’t know about you, but my Games season came to a end a lot earlier than what I’m used to.  This year’s Open was a humbling (if not humiliating) experience for me.  In the 4 years I’ve competed in CrossFit, this will be the first time not qualifying for Regionals.  Many of us that didn’t qualify for Regionals are doing what you do when your season ends, no matter when it ends: reevaluate everything.  Here’s a checklist (more a work in progress than a complete list) of things  I’m reevaluating in 2 categories:

1. Mentality
2. Goals
3. Dedication

1. Programming
2. Training schedule
3. Strengths and Weaknesses

Once I’ve spent some quality time crying, moping, reviewing, crying…crying some more, and reflecting on the whole year and the Open I’ll need to figure out where to go from here.  With that in mind, check out this fantastic article on programming for the competitive CrossFitter.  It gives a good analysis of the general principles behind doing it correctly.  Hopefully it will help you have a better understanding of how and why good programming works.

The website it’s on, Juggernaut, has a lot of great articles and information for those always craving to know more about strength and conditioning, nutrition, and such from some heavy hitting professionals.