2 “Simple” Ways to Improve
Today, lets talk about some simple ways to get more out of your training. And let me just point out the word “simple”, when most people see the word simple they think easy. However, just because something is simple there is no guarantee that it will be easy. So even though my suggestions are simple in theory, implementation will require some effort and work!
The number one way to succeed at CrossFit or any training endeavor is to show up, and show up consistently. The great thing about coming to class every week is that we remove the guess work out of your training. All we need you to do is show up and be ready to work. We’ve talked recently as coaches how showing up to the gym twice a week or eight times a month is the minimum buy in to see some results. I’m a big believer that training a good 4 times a week is the sweet spot where a person thrives with they’re training. So, making it a priority to train at least four times a week (inside or outside the gym) should be a goal for anyone that takes their health and fitness seriously.
Taking the showing up concept a step further, Olympic Gold Medalist Dan Gable famously said, “If it is important, do it every day, if it isn’t, don’t do it at all”. When it comes to movement and activity, this means that we should be active in some fashion everyday. That doesn’t mean blow yourself up with workouts 24/7/365 but there is allot of value daily non stressful activity. The best ways to do this is to simply be active for at least 10 minutes a day. You can walk, ride a bike, play with your children, the list goes on and on. This helps us relieve stress, sleep better, and recover from the harder bouts of exercise you do during the week.
So keep it simple silly! Regardless of the busy world around us, we always have the opportunity to improve our health and fitness if you’re willing to show up and do the work!