I tried following Crossfit for a period of time but didn't care for the large emphasis of metcons and lack of periodization. I tended to get burned out very quickly with only 4 crossfit workouts a week and didn't feel satisfied with only a 7 minute workout. However, it was nice to have workouts already designed and I also enjoyed the competitiveness of the workouts and community. I come from a team sport background (football, soccer, and basketball in HS and football in College) and started looking into crossfit football after Robb had John Welbourn on his podcast several times. Welbourn made it a point to talk about proper periodization and I like that the emphasis is on strength, power and speed first and then conditioning. However, I still feel pretty burned out by the end of the week.
Do any of you follow CF football and what are your thoughts regarding their periodization compared to CF? Also, do you have any recommendations on my feeling burned out by the end of the week? I feel like I am getting adequate PWO nutrition, sleep 8 hours a night, and never do more that 2 workouts in a row.
PS....I only tried Crossfit on my own, no crossfit gyms, by following the WOD. I do the same with CF Football. For CF football I have only been working out during monday through friday (usually 2 on 1 off 2 on), with weekends off because of family commitments.