Why Brent Fikoswki, Andre Houdet and Other Games Athletes Reject the Training Camp Method to Train in Isolation

June 20, 2022 by
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In the era where CrossFit training camps seem to be all the hype—where FOMO can make an athlete feel like they can’t qualify to the CrossFit Games unless they uproot their life and move to Las Vegas, NV, Mallorca, Spain or Cookeville, TN—not all top level athletes are embracing the training camp trend.

At the top of the list is two-time CrossFit Games podium finisher Brent Fikowski, whose nickname in the CrossFit community has long been “The Professor” due to his calculated, cerebral approach to tackling workouts.  

“It just works for me,” Fikowski said about why he has always trained alone. “I think everyone is a little different, and you need to find what works best for you. I'm pretty particular about my technique on my own, so I don’t need a coach looking over my shoulder.”

For many other athletes, however, having a coach present all the time is useful, hence why the training camp system might be a great option for others, Fikowski explained.

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