At the moment, we’re coming towards the end of a twelve-week
progressive overload cycle inspired by Pierre Auge, a Canadian Olympic
lifting coach and old friend of CFNYC. You’ve probably noticed we’ve
been focusing more on Olympic lifts as part of this cycle, and have
been building both weight and volume, all en route to a CrossFit Total
later this week, where you’ll have a chance to benchmark your
We’ve also varied weight and volume in the met-cons in concert with
the lifting cycle, using Prilepin’s Table to drive rep ranges and
weight. By now, towards the end of the cycle, we’re pushing towards
the highest volume and loads, and you’re hopefully feeling right on
the edge of overtraining. Or, in other words, a bit like we’ve been
beating you with a baseball bat.
via the CFNYC August Update. Yes, the baseball bat sensation is accurate.