This is not a new idea for most of you. This is relevant in nearly everything in life and training is no exception. This doesn’t mean you need to come in and max out everyday, this means you need to come in, listen to the coaches, take on feedback, perform all reps programmed and use correct form. In the end you only end up short changing yourself if you don’t. You only get out what you put in, and doing this leads to training motivation.
Some ‘take home’ thoughts from our coaches:
- Number one: LISTEN TO THE COACHES, ARRIVE ON TIME, BE RESPECTFUL!
- Listen and take on feedback.
- Ask questions and ask for feedback.
- Let coaches know about any niggles or injuries so they can sub.
- Complete all reps as programmed (no rep shaving).
- Complete reps correctly (stand up at the top of the box, jump at the top of the burpee, get below parallel in that squat). If there is a valid reason you cannot complete the movements as intended then let the coach know so they can assess if you would benefit more from another movement.
- Practice your weaknesses, ignoring them won’t improve them.
- Warm up properly. If you take a bit longer to warm up now it’s cooler get here early and row or airdyne for a few minutes before the class starts.
- Bigger is not always better and heavier is not always better. Just because you can do a weight for one rep this does not mean you should attempt 20 reps at that weight. Be sensible.
It’s not the CrossFit games, training motivation and discipline is important but have fun with your training!