Open source describes practices in production and development that promote access to the end product’s source materials. Some consider open source a philosophy, others consider it a pragmatic methodology.
CrossFit is an open source model. This means that there is room for practitioners to contribute to the model as they see will develop there clients to the highest level of fitness. At Cary CrossFit we do this by following a significant strength bias over many of our peers. While we do metabolic conditioning workouts (MetCons) several times per week we try to balance that with a steady diet of heavier lifting using functional, multi-joint movements and allow sufficient rest to ensure the intensity remains high. We started posting our Workouts of the Day (WODs) on Monday and have received a positive response, however, we want to point out to that the workouts we’re posting are just a portion of the work we’re doing. We typically begin every session’s workout with 1 or 2 strength movements performed at higher loads for 2-8 repetitions and sufficient rest for the client to be able to perform the desired workout with the most beneficial load. The strength we build with these protocols helps us with our conditioning workouts that typically employ lighter loads moved for a greater number of repetitions. The reason for this is that being able to move heavy objects a couple times makes it easier to move lighter objects a lot of times. Unfortunately, the reverse is not true. At Cary CrossFit our goal is to get you strong and fit and we recognize that you can’t have one without the other.