As far as the classes go I have come to realize that CrossFit has increased my workload. That is workload not work capacity. In years past I have been able to teach the same thing to each class but this year I can't do it. My students from last year actually learned something........ and still remember it. I need to spend a lot of time on Squat mechanics with the 9th graders but the 10th graders and even the 11th graders repeating the class only need a little prompting to correct their form. This is a good thing but now I am planning 3 different lessons for the three levels of class. I can't just show up in the morning and quickly throw a class together on the fly. Not only is CrossFit making the students fitter it is making me a better and more dedicated teacher. Hence the reason for the limited blog updates.
My class tip for the post:
Animal movesSpend a class or two having the kids move like different animals. This will be a very challenging WOD. Have them do Crab Walks forward, backward and sideways. Bear Crawls forward and back, Frog Hops, Gorilla Walks, Inchworms, Duck Walks and Bunny Hops. Do this over a relatively short distance of 10m. You will also get a good workout over the course of a day demonstrating the movements. These animal moves work quite a few of the 10 components of fitness: strength, flexibility, agility, balance, coordination, accuracy, power, speed and stamina. Not too bad for acting like an animal.