Last weekend was the Crossfit Certification in Oakland, CA. Wow, it was amazing. I can't wait to show you everything I learned.
First of all, thanks to Mike and Chris coming and letting me 'train' them. I think I got 10 times more out of the certification. I had really good questions and knew what I was looking for in going.... Seriously, thanks for the help.
The entire weekend was filled with lectures along with learning all the basic movements and how to spot and improve each others form to a T. They taught us how to improve form, starting on fixing the most important mistakes to the least important.
The movements we covered included (we learned how to do them and how to teach them):
Squat - Front Squat - Overhead Squat
Deadlift - Sumo Deadlift High Pull - Medicine Ball Clean
Shoulder Press - Push Press - Push Jerk.
Back Extension - Hip Extension - Back and Hip Extension
Abmat Situp - GHD Situp - L-Sit
And the pullup, muscleup, snatch and burpee.
(And I learned the muscleup and busted two out pretty easily. Awesome!)
There was also in-depth lectures on What Crossfit is, What is fitness, Technique, Nutrition, Business of Crossfit, and Programming and Scaling.
I can honestly say I feel like I'm a lot closer to affiliating, just my schedule is going to be crazy coming up in August with the complications of the new baby. So now, whats next for us? I really need to learn and practice training people 1 on 1. My time is limited so I'm looking for only two or three more people to train. If you know anyone that would be a good candidate send them my way.
I look forward to seeing you soon!