The barbell is a critical piece of equipment in our training regimen, and we’re always working to figure out how to best educate and prepare athletes for its use.
We originally launched a BarSoHard Barbell training class in late 2014 to accommodate those with a piqued interest in excelling at weightlifting. Since then, we’ve expanded the class to 3x/week and many of the athletes that attend are performing at an intermediate-advanced level.
Late last year, we launched the Barbell Fundamentals class on Sundays to help bridge the gap between the newbies and the folks already participating in the BarSoHard classes.
We are continuing to refine the overall Barbell Program and have recently added additional classes, and further defined the scope and requirements for each class.
We renamed Barbell Fundamentals to Barbell Essentials to reinforce the notion that it is a class that ALL ATHLETES will benefit from, not just those starting out. It is now offered Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 4PM, as well as Sundays @ 12PM. For now, we are capping the classes at 6 athletes to ensure everyone receives a tremendous amount of personal coaching. Coach Brandon Chien coaches all three classes, and he will grow you as an athlete irrespective of how long you’ve been in the game. While the primary focus of the class is on barbell training, it encompasses far more than just the O-lifts. The programming is set beforehand and will be personalized during class to meet your need and experience level.
BarSoHard Barbell Club
The BarSoHard Program is no longer open to athletes of all experience levels. We narrowing the scope of this class to help those already at an intermediate-advanced proficiency break through to the next level. If you’re a current member of Marvelous and have been doing CrossFit for at least 3 months, you are eligible to attend. Moving forward, all athletes new to the community will be required to attend 8 Barbell Essentials classes before being eligible to attend BarSoHard classes. Keeping the focus narrow enables us to continue servicing up to 15 athletes per class. BarSoHard classes will continue to be offered on Mondays and Wednesday @ 5PM, as well as Saturdays @ 9AM.
Everything Is An Evolution
We continue to evolve as the community grows and expresses interest in specific CrossFit sub-domains. We’re currently working with a gymnastics coach to expand our own knowledge of that discipline as well as figuring out how we can bring a gymnastics specific offering to the community. If you have any thoughts or feedback, please feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org :)