Frequently Asked Questions
Who creates the programming?
Ben Bergeron’s Head Coach and Programmer at CFNE, Harry Palley.
Are there separate Age Divisions in this program?
Yes, there are (6) age divisions. Each division is unique with it’s own age specific leaderboard and comments board. Programming is tailored to each age division, modifying volumes and loads based on a multitude of factors – not just what the CrossFit Games competitive stage prescribes in the Open.
Can you explain the different levels of programming (Open vs Qualifier)?
Open Programming – Those who are looking to finish more competitively in the Open, and are aiming to crack the Top 200.
Qualifier Programming – Those who are confident they will make the Top 200 in their age group. Loading and volume can be slightly heavier for this group in comparison.
Games Programming – Those who qualify for the Games (only between the Qualifier and the Games).
Inside of each day of programming are Coach’s Notes, detailing the stimulus and goal of the training. This allows for personal scaling to take place as well. Everyone can train in this program.
How many days per week do we train?
We utilize a 5 days on, 2 days off flow.
Mon + Tue + Wed – On
Thurs – Rest
Fri + Sat – On
Sun – Rest
Many of our athletes modify however to fit their schedule – it is not imperative to follow exactly on the same day, but it is highly beneficial to stay current with the community if you can.
On our rest days, a mobility session is programmed. Optional, but highly beneficial priming the body for the following day’s training.
How much training time is needed on an average day?
We understand that double-sessions are not a practical option for the vast majority of us. Each day of programming is designed to be completed as a single session, ranging from the 60-90 minute mark to include warmup.
When are the workouts posted?
The following days programming is posted nightly at 8:00pm Eastern Time Zone.
Should I go back to a certain date to start, or jump in on the current date?
Stay current! It is best to stay current and engage the community! There is no need to backdate and start on a previous month.
Do you offer personalized programming?
While personalized programming is something we’d love to offer in the future, we currently do not have the capacity to provide individualized training programs.
What’s the deal with the Age Specific Leaderboard?
With daily feedback on the leaderboard for each day’s programming, you’ll have a picture of where you stand amongst your fellow competitors inside your age bracket. This is valuable information so that you know where you are within the field in regard to your weightlifting, conditioning times, and skills.
Do you offer specific strategy during the Open / Qualifier / Games?
Absolutely. This is where we thrive. Upon the release of the Open workouts, we will put up an initial strategy and refine that the following day with video instruction. Following into the Qualifier, we will have the weekend of strategy posted to the blog. At the Games, our team will always be there to support our athletes.
Will I have direct access for coaching questions?
Yes. Although this program is designed specific to each age group, we are available daily for specific questions.
Is there a Facebook Group?
Yes! To visit the Facebook group, click HERE.
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