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CrossFit Heerlen introduces workout categories specific to your goals

What are your goals?

Is it to lose bodyfat, and look better naked? Is it to become a better cyclist or kickboxer, or perform better at soccer matches on Sundays? Is it to compete in local competitions?

Each day at CrossFit Heerlen, we want to track towards your specific goals. We can do that by tailoring each workout into three categories, each with a unique purpose: Fitness, Performance/Intermediate, and Competitive/RX. These tracks are entirely designed with the goal of the athlete in mind, and has absolutely no ties to individual ability level. Whether we are a new CrossFitter, or going on our 4th year of CrossFit, it is our individual goals that determine our track and not our abilities.

We actually were doing this before inside classes, and now it’s just a little more formal.

To pull back the curtain a bit, here’s an example:

Competitive/RX

3 Rounds:

7 Ring Muscle-Ups

50 Air Squats

10 Hang Power Snatches (50/35)

Performance/Intermediate

3 Rounds:

7 Burpee Chest-to-bar Pull-ups

50 Air Squats

10 Hang Power Snatches (50/35)

Fitness

3 Rounds:

7 Burpee Pull-ups

50 Air Squats

10 Hang Power Snatches (40/30)

As you can see we altered the workout just slightly for all three tracks, purely based on the goals of the athlete. This is not three separate programs – it’s simply three variations of the “Workout of the Day”, with your goals in mind.

In a class setting, if athletes have no interest or goals that involve competing in the sport of CrossFit, we prescribe them a movement that allows them to get a great workout while staying away from “sport specific” movements that typically carry a higher risk. Ring muscle-ups is one of these movement. For athletes who are more interested in life long fitness or improving performance in activities outside the gym, we would replace these with either Burpee Chest to Bar Pull-ups or Burpee Pull-ups. For athletes who do have goals of competing in the sport of CrossFit, but do not have the capacity for high rep Ring Muscle-ups or who do not have them at all, we would guide them down the path to getting there with progressions or a lower volume of muscle-ups.

Do you want to know more about our program? Read our page: “About our program”.