CrossFit Calgary is joining dozens of affiliates and thousands of CrossFitters across US and Canada to raise money for charity via FGB4 on Sept 26, 2009. The idea is that participants register online at www.fgb4.org and collect donations from fellow CrossFitters, friends, family, co-workers, strangers etc. On Sept 26 we all get together and do a kick ass workout- Fight Gone Bad. CrossFit Calgary will be a host affiliate for this workout. The money donated benefits the Prostate Cancer Foundation Canada (Canada) or Prostate Cancer Foundation and Wounded Warrior Project (US).
However we know you are having a Big Dawgs competition that weekend... we see this as an opportunity, not a conflict. The WOD doesn't matter really- completing a gruelling WOD that Saturday and raising money for charity is the spirit of the event. So we encourage the Dawgs to participate! (You can put in your online profile that your WOD is a weekend of OPT's demanding programming)
REGISTER ONLINE AT www.fgb4.org to create a profile and collect donations!
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i believe the question asked a few days back was about doubles and training...here's my .02
there are a number of factors to consider when wanting to train more than once per day. first is the trainee (recovery ability, training age) - 2 things ring true over and over --> the older you are in training years, the less doubles you should do (of course this is assuming that you do not consider bike riding a training session - that one was for Dunkin), secondly --> if you're not doing all the shit correctly with food, sleep...ye know, the basics, forget about doing more than one time per day
something else to consider is the sport requirements - if you're into CrossFit and want to make the games or qualifiers then you have to of course spend some time developing the basics around the pain, recovery, fatigue and most importantly mental work thats needed for preparing for that. if it is for overall fitness then you have to ask questions based on longevity and more importantly progression - for example, if you can get to a 500# DL and 18 min 5K in 8 weeks by training twice per week you should take that anyday over a program that you can get there over 8 weeks by training 8 times per week and getting weaker and more over trained as the year goes on
another consideration is the actual intensity of the session - i see this a lot where folks are impressed by volume in training sessions per week by others but when it comes down to actualy physiological damage imposed by the sessions there are actually only a few REAL tough sessions per week;
let me give you an example - a person named Tough Joe (doing this style for 10 years) does triples for 2 days, then a day off then repeats - on his triples it looks like this - 1st wod in AM - run 30 min with dog, 2nd at noon - WOD - Press - 5 x 5, Dead Lift tech work, DU practice, 3rd wod pm - sparring and bag work, DAy 2 - AM - bike 30 min with some intervals, wod - CF.com wod met con, PM WOD - oly lifting with coach....now this would seem to some to be intense...but is actually one intense workout in there with other active recovery sessions......another example - a person named Silent Dick (training for 1 year) does same number of workouts over 2 days like this - day 1 am - 2K row in 7:05, noon - oly lifting - snatch - 10 sets of 1, pm - CF end workout - 400 m intervals @ 90% x 6, day 2 AM - CF.com wod (AMR in 20 min met con), Noon - hockey practice (juniors), pm - row sprints - 2 min @ 100%, 3 min rest x 5...a noticeable change in intensity produces different results and requires a MUCH different recipe and resources for maintenance of this program
Big Dawgs does do doubles and triples based on where we are in the year, how folks are doing in results and PB's as well as what it means to the overall program. the big question you have to ask yourself is how fast you want it done and will it be too fast or too slow relative to how you finish,,,i.e progressing or just doing more workouts b/c others are doing more workouts. I hope that makes for an interesting thought process...post notes and questions to comments