Ok, so I was going to keep this under wraps for another week or so, but I am just too damn excited about this and need to get it out there.
The focus of our next phase is to get strong, damn strong.
Look at the direction of CrossFit over the past few years. At the 2009 Games Annie T snatched 95# for a 1RM in the snatch event. This year at the regionals Annie snatched 155#. This year the girls had to snatch 70# for 10 with one arm. If you don't have a solid strength foundation you can't compete at the highest level.
Here is another reason why it is worth the time and effort to increase strength. Imagine your strength at this time is the size of the can on the left. This can represents the biggest potential of your fitness gains. You can fill this cup up with as many skills and techniques as you want - You have the best metcon in the sport, you can have perfect lifting technique, you can do flawless butterfly pull ups and you can rip out 200 double unders straight. But you are limited in your total potential because your skills are limited to the size of the smaller can.
Now imagine that you spend the next two months getting stronger. You now are represented by the larger can on the right. When you have more strength you have greater athletic potential as you can fit more skills and drills into the larger can.
Trust me, improve your strength and you will be a better competitor at next years games.
Time to get strong. Time to get Ha-uge!
I will post the templete for this phase in a day or two...if I can wait that long.