Moving with 5/3/1 and CrossFit

I’ve always loved programming. One of my favorite things to do is sit down with Soldiers and go over their current fitness, their fitness goals both in the military and after, find out how they like to workout and what motivates them to do so. Then, together, we create a program to reach their goal. So, for the most part, I’ve always done my own programming.

But I’m in the process of planning a big international move. It will take up a lot of my time, take away my home gym (I can’t take it with me overseas), and make finding time to workout much more challenging. It also completely messes up my current programming.

During the move, my plan is to follow Jim Wendler’s 5/3/1 program for overall strength combined with standard CrossFit workouts (girls, heroes, and travel). Some days I’ll do both, and some days I’ll do one or the other, depending on what is available nearby. I’m only anticipating being without a gym for about 10 days when we initially get to where we are going (more on that soon!). I’ve decided to bring my weighted training vest with me, so if nothing else I can throw it on and run a mile or two and do some calisthenics.

We’ll see how it goes. Usually when a Soldier travels training is the first thing to go out the window. This is mostly because it is low on the priority list of things to do and in some cases the simple logistics (Where is the gym? How am I going to wash my gym clothes?). By figuring this out first and planning ahead, I feel like I will be better prepared to execute.

You can follow all of my workouts right here on this site. At the bottom left side of every page, you’ll find my daily workout plan. I’ll see if I can set up an RSS feed for it so you can subscribe if you want to. Each day’s workout will be posted at 4 am.