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Programming for CrossFit Classes w/ Kenny Kane of CrossFit LA – Barbell Shrugged #180

Doug Larson

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  • That was an awesome podcast. A lot of good information to share with our coaches. Thanks, guys!

  • Great episode guys! I would love to see a week of Kenny’s actual programming. I know he gave a general overview while answering Mike’s question. Does Kenny program “Metcons” on rest days or is it exclusively strength and skill work?

    I would love to see an actual week of his programming laid out with specifics. Think you could make this available?

    • The programming doesn’t really do any good without the context. On practice days your write your own programming to fulfill the requirements of the algorithm as well as the rules and principles and priorities you created. A lot of this is interval training because it is the only way to properly coach and correct movement in a class setting.

      We may have a strength component but we coach the context of the why, how, what etc.

      Then maybe a metcon involving the other movements for the algorithm that day. Maybe an amrap or rounds or tabata or whatever. The point is it’s quality movement over quantity so we aren’t really writing score on the board or anything. Just data that matters, load etc.

      The only way to truly understand and execute this methodology properly is attending the seminar.

      The workouts won’t make sense that he programs or we program without the whole process of how and why it was developed.

  • We attended Kenny’s Coaching in Context Seminar last October a few weeks after opening CrossFit Imagine. 8 months later we are seeing people who have never touched a barbell before or done crossfit move better than people who have been doing CrossFit for years. We are talking weeks to get their first double unders, etc. We had 100% PR’s for students retest at the end of our first cycle. This methodology forces you to be an attentive and prepared coach and it is my hope it revolutionizes the fitness world! Word is spreading about the Methodology and brough out gym to 60 members in the first 8 months of being open. Sign up for the seminar! Best decision you can ever make for your box!

  • I’m confused about the 500 m row workout Kenny mentioned at ~minute 16:00. Can someone explain how to do this workout? What’s he mean by 500m row time in meters?

    • Row 500 m for time (ex 1:40)
      Rest 3 min
      Row distance for time from row #1 (ex 495 m in 1:40)
      Rest 3 min
      Row distance from row #2 for time (ex 1:37 at 495 m)

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