If you are at the box and you want to try something different…
In previous posts, you’ve read how I faced certain skillsets in the CrossFit world with much skepticism. Well, that skepticism has sometimes prevented me from accomplishing my goals. I have a new Olympic lifting coach who shed some light on a typical lifter’s day. Without getting too deep in detail, he explained what I perceive as a bad day really isn’t that at all. We can’t always crush PR’s (personal record). We can’t always beast out EVERYTIME we wod. There has to be days where we dial it back and retrace our steps. Small steps lead to goals. With this fresh philosophy, I returned to the box tonight driven. I scaled the weight down and really focused on technique. The result was so much better than I expected. Pleasantly surprised.
Lesson learned? Consistency, leads to patience, which results in proficiency.
Hmm, who would have thunk it? Lol…
Well it is December 2015, how did you do on your weight loss resolution? Oh, you didn’t keep it? Well, according to American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) it says the #1 trend will be body weight training. You know the old standbys, pushups, situps, and burpees! But what if you’re not good at those exercises. Well there are always modifications for those but if you are not sure, retaining a Personal Trainer maybe the way to go. It is always better to get someone who is experienced an educated in this field in order to obtain optimal results.
Another suggestion would be to implement Yoga or Pilates in your training. This would be important to maintain flexibility and mobility. You’ll find your body will be sore less and respond to the new resistance training regimen.
Whichever mode of fitness you try, please remember to be realistic with your goals.Be kind to your body by giving it the rest and proper nutrition it needs. Supplement to ensure you receive all of your nutrition. Are foods are so processed, it is simply impossible to receive everything it needs.
Until next time, Happy New Rear …er I mean Happy New Year.