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065. Training Cycles at CrossFit Preferred

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Mobility Clinic Replay

Sign Up for the Nutrition Talk Seminar with Tiersa and Meghan this next Monday at 7:00pm. It will be live on Zoom. The topic is how to plan balanced meals and snacks! 

You’ll learn how to pick your protein, carbs, healthy fats and how to pick proper portion sizes. 

They will also talk about some healthy balanced snack ideas, why it’s important to incorporate protein into your snacks and give you “on the road” snack ideas.

Our next big gym event is Murph on Memorial Day! Can’t wait! 

COVID Statistics- 

Covid-19 Deaths Per Million
U.S. 1661 Deaths
Italy 1800 Deaths
Egypt 166 Deaths
Nigeria 9.97 Deaths 

Many Possible Factors but a huge one that has been proven is obesity. 

CDC: Nearly 80% of people hospitalized with Covid are Obese or Overweight. 

42% of our population in the United States are considered obese or overweight.

Obesity in Egypt and Nigeria is much lower and they are seeing less cases of Covid in these countries. 

Some other factors are Vitamin D. My Dad and some other people that I know use the app D-Minder. It tells you the best time of day to get Vitamin D. By going outs during the hottest times in the day you can get huge amounts of Vitamin D!

42% of Americans gained over 30 pounds in the last year according to the American Psychological Association!

In my experience the best thing that you can do is not stay inside but get outside more move and focus on your nutrition.

This is what we are all about at CrossFit Preferred!

We started a new training cycle this week. This is actually the start of our new training year so if you are starting with us now prepare yourself to get in amazing shape! 

We have 5 Training Cycles throughout the year from CompTrain! Since we finished the CrossFit Open recently we are starting over our training cycles for the next year!

What are the CompTrain training cycles?

Our annual training cycles from CompTrain are:


Return back to the basics

Foundational strength, laying the groundwork for the season. Incorporating squat wave

training, overhead strength, and a focus on moving better through a variety of positioning drills.

Squats 3 days per week, pulling 3 days per week and pressing twice per week!  

Stress on the podcast that you will be sore but sore does not mean stay away from the gym

Lots of our athletes haven’t been with us during a strength building cycle so they are going to be not used to the soreness they’re feeling

Also please stress that they need to be recording the Lifts I know some people are good at it some people don’t want to put the numbers in for strength building your numbers are important

“Grunt Work”

Building stamina strength into our weekly progressions, including capacity through barbell cycling, stamina squat sessions, and unilateral dumbbell work to improve positioning and correct imbalances.

“Barbell Ninja”

Focusing on the mechanics and technique on the olympic lifts through targeted progressions in the clean and jerk and snatch and olympic accessory work.


Improving body awareness and honing in on movement stamina and quality. Progressions towards the ring muscle-up, bar muscle-up, handstand pushup, and more.


Open preparation. Dialing in conditioning and targeted skill refinement for the movements tested in Open competition.