6 Things You Need to Think About When Writing CrossFit Programming

Amber Larsen
Gymnastics, CrossFit, Health, Biology

There is a lot to learn when it comes to programming, but a specific question that has always plagued me is what do programmers think about before they actually write a training plan for an individual or group? Recently, I had a chance to look at the science behind pre-programming, as well as the opportunity to correspond with Sean Lind of the CrossFit Gymnastics certification program. Sean Lind has worked with CrossFit Games champion Samantha Briggs and is also the programmer for the CrossFit Gymnastics website. Many of the steps mentioned in this article will include his comments, along with those of another person from my own area, Rob, owner of Anderson Creek CrossFit in Anderson Creek, North Carolina.


Now, I should mention these steps are just things programmers should think about before actual programming. These are not programming guidelines and do not speak about different programming types or styles, or aspects like deloading (I can write a full article on just deloading weeks).


Programming Step #1: Needs Analysis


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