The Strength Phase on the Evolved Programs

The Strength Phase on the Evolved Programs

On the heels of the metabolite training block, we now embark on the strength phase. Any athlete who has been training with a high level of intensity and volume would benefit substantially from implementing this short-term change in protocol. Steve Hall coined this...
Metabolite Training (Metabolic Stress)

Metabolite Training (Metabolic Stress)

Spring 2019 consisted of a 4-month hypertrophy phase in both Evolved programs. The steady focus on increasing intensity (original program) or volume (physique program) in 4-5 week mesocycles produced some really impressive adaptations. The proper way to finish a long...
CrossFit Open WOD 19.5 Strategy Guide

CrossFit Open WOD 19.5 Strategy Guide

This combo of Thrusters and CTB Pull-ups has been used many times by CrossFit throughout the years of the Open. The amount of total volume in this workout, for the general population, is similar to that of Open WOD 13.5 for the top level athletes. That workout...
CrossFit Open WOD 19.4 Strategy Guide

CrossFit Open WOD 19.4 Strategy Guide

CrossFit Games Open WOD 19.4 brings the unique aspect of work/rest intervals! I personally love this. I enjoy it in my training, and I really like it being used as part of an athletic test. For those that are elite in the sport, both workouts are dead sprints; 3 min...