What are you doing to train your goats? What metaphorical herding techniques have you employed? A goat in CrossFit refers to any movement that you believe you suck at, or that you really don’t like doing. With everything that we practice, it’s possible to have a long list of goats, but it’s important to target a couple at a time, and not become overwhelmed.
JT just published a post about his experiment with volume training. Volume training seems to work well when applied to upper body driven, body weight movements that require strength and skill. If you’ve got goats that don’t fall into that category you may want to take a different approach to training them. Talk to your coaches and put together a plan to turn those perceived weaknesses into strengths.
Once you’ve identified your goats, and know what you want to do about them, post it on the new Goats board created by Haley. Your goats, your plan on what to do about your goats, and your post on the Goats board must all be specific and actionable. Putting it on the board states your intention to the world (or at least your CrossFit Fenway family), and makes you accountable. Seeing everyone’s goats on the board will also provide the opportunity to trade notes and work with others who have similar goats. Be the best herdsman you can be, and get your goats in order
March 23, 2011
Strength: Bench Press 5-5-5-5-5
Overhead Squats (45kg/30kg)