The “Ham” program is CFB’s method of integrating athletes into our facility and methodology. It is, by definition, a constantly varied program focused on executing functional movements at high intensity (CVFMHI). One of our main priorities is integration of new, inexperienced, or rusty athletes into our box. You’ve either never experienced CrossFit or are still on the brink of feeling comfortable with the uncomfortable feeling that we train with. Along with the raw physical output we demand, you may not quite have the mechanics and movement patterns we are looking for in functional capacities. For this population we have a programming stream that focuses heavily on technique so as to prepare for what’s to come when you are able to join our Bovine-badassery.
Most athletes fit into this category. You don’t have to be Rich Froning to be in this group. You must simply demonstrate competency in our foundational movements and concepts. We prioritize physical and mental preparedness and a strong, burning desire to be better than yesterday by implementing the ever-popular “CVFMHI”. You’ll notice our tendency to program and utilize a general strength-biased program. It’s been proven over and over – everything is easier when you’re strong(er). We intend to get our athletes as strong as possible (of course while respecting their goals) while maintaining constant improvement in overall strength and conditioning.
“The Herd” is a group of athletes with a common purpose: to win. Again, you DO NOT have to be “The Champ” to participate. Believe me we have fun, but our main goal is to stay focused with the intent to compete. We are serious, light-hearted, determined, tough, emotional, honest, encouraging, trustworthy, and last but not least – fun.
Disclosure – Let us be clear, we have two Programming streams — “Ham” and “Herd”. But we have three mentalities “Ham”, “CrossFit”, and “Herd”. While we address the entire community as “The Herd”, that is the designation for our competition team, “Ham” is a description for anyone not ready or uninterested in the competition arena, but is also the term we use for our new athletes and general population program as a whole. All of these programs are CrossFit and follow a methodology with the intent of building an athlete capable of many things and built to respond well to any task. To what degree this takes place is dictated by the program.