Facts from @sherwood215 : "You do not need to make the wall ball [heavier]. The pull-ups do not need to be chest-to-bar. The clean & jerks do not need to be 135/95. Those are cleverly designed excuses for a slower time." Everyday before the metcon, our coaches describe the programming intentions. Some days its about steady pacing and consistency across intervals. Some days its all out sprint repeats. Some days its intended to be heavy enough to force athletes to reset between reps or rounds. Some days are feather light and intended for max effort to the point of achieving muscle failure. Some days its about setting mental targets from the jump about how you as an individual need to break up your sets in high volume chippers. Whatever the case, every day of training has purpose & intention.
Coaches will be the first ones to tell you if your barbell is too light or if you're overscaling; ultralight weight and more volume doesn't always mean a better workout, and sometimes more volume is more dangerous. We also need you to train challenging loads for certain WODs.
But other times, we will be the first to tell you you need to deload the barbell, scale your double under volume, or bring down your box jump height when it's appropriate.
Good box programming and great coaches know what they want to get from you each day, and they can communicate it. Ask questions, seek feedback, and get the most out of your training.
More reps is not always better. Heavier is not always better. Only better is better.
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