The 30 Second Setup: Bite-Size Preparation


Having a plan for each training session is usually taken care of through programming and periodization. But complex training programs and genius writing can only get you so far. I’ve been in the game long enough where I am confident with how I put training programs together; I know my thinking makes sense and I know I can get anyone strong. 
Where we (and I’m including myself) go wrong is when these mechanisms create an opportunity for laziness to creep in. Yes, I program a long acclimatization period, and I will spend several training sessions at the beginning of each term to teach and re-teach everything in my system. Because of the level of detail we cover, part of me thinks, they should know it now, and I allow myself to become complacent. It’s assumed your athletes listen and care as much as you do, but that is rarely the case, in reality. Herein lies the need for points of emphasis. Let me explain.
After earning his mechanical engineering degree, working for two Fortune 100 companies in business development, and starting a green building design firm from scratch, Patty decided to try his hand in the fitness industry. Patty opened the world’s fifth CrossFit affiliate and Canada’s first in Vancouver in 2004. He was mentored directly by CrossFit Founder Greg Glassman from 2004 to 2009 and because of this relationship with Greg, Patty’s gym “always looked different." After Patty described the...Read more