This week we begin the Thursday “open gym” format. I believe that this is an exciting change to our Slate schedule for a few reasons:
1) Slate’s programming is a well-rounded program designed to build well-rounded people. Each strength and conditioning component is intentionally chosen to create a solid week of training. When you miss a day, you are missing out on an important part of that program. Thursday open gym is the best way to allow you to make up the training that you missed.
2) Skills, skills, skills. Many of us need and want a designated time with a coach to work on our technique. Whether pull-ups, muscle ups, snatching, or double unders are the movement you are currently working on, there will be time during open gym for one-on-one training.
3) Weaknesses. We all have them, even the best of us, but each person’s weaknesses are different. Open gym is a designated time to work on those weaknesses. If you don’t know how to work on your weaknesses or what your weaknesses are, there will be a coach there to direct you in the proper training.
4) Mobility. Probably one of the hardest things to work on, but also one of the most important. Mobility is something that takes many hours to correct. Open gym is an easy way to get in extra mobility work. If you have specific mobility issues that you want to work on, ask the coach. If you want to do some general mobility/active recovery, do ROMWOD.
5) Rest/Active Recovery. For those that go hard every day, this is a designated rest/active recovery day. Come in and do some light rowing, ROMWOD, or just move around to help your body in its recovery.
This is not a day to stay at home. There is a reason for every single person to go to Thursday’s Open Gym. So come in and become a better you!