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Competition Week

As Crossfit evolved and expanded widely over the years, Crossfit competitions evolved in the same way. While back in 2009-2010 there was a short range competition in California named “The Crossfit Games”, now there is a competing process to get there (Open, Sanctioned Crossfit Events) and numerous other local competitions globally (Throw-downs) for you to test what you train for.

 

When it comes to a competition there is not much you can do concerning your performance capability (strength, stamina etc). Your performance will be a result of hard work counting months back. Nevertheless there is a short period (1 to 2 weeks) before the competition when it would be best for you to change your training schedule in order to ensure that you will present your best self, and all the work you put up will emerge in the competition.

A competitive athlete has clear goals, you can not prepare yourself for a competition if you don’t know what this is or when it takes place. Participating in competitions is simply what you train for. Organise or have your coach organise a plan for you in order to make sure that when it’s time to compete you will be at your best

A one week’s window is a common period of preparation depending, of course, on the degree of difficulty and the range of the competition. What you should do is follow your training schedule but decrease the volume of the sessions or/and the intensity of the workouts. You should concentrate on maintaining a certain level of power and keep your body active but definitely not under pressure. In simple words, the feeling you should have right before the competition is the desire to compete after a short break and not the fatigue and the stress of overtraining.

Often competitions announce some or all of the workouts that will take place. That doesn’t change the pattern of the competition week, nevertheless it provides you with a certain direction. What you shouldn’t do is attack the announced Workouts and give your max effort completing them. What you should do is use the information given (type of Wod, exercises, needed skills) and practise on them, make your plan and prepare yourself mentally.

The rule is that you don’t change your routine as far as nutrition is concerned. Any unnecessary changes may have unexpected results so it’s best to stick to the usual. In order to achieve that, you should make your research before any competition. You need to organise and prepare your meals depending on what the competition schedule will be. What you are going to eat and where, are things you need to know before you are ready to go.

The rule is that you don’t change your routine as far as nutrition is concerned. Any unnecessary changes may have unexpected results so it’s best to stick to the usual. In order to achieve that, you should make your research before any competition. You need to organise and prepare your meals depending on what the competition schedule will be. What you are going to eat and where, are things you need to know before you are ready to go.