Our first of two test weeks has begun and most of you are already hitting new PR’s …
Awesome! This confirms that all of your hard work has paid off, but how can you
make sure that you are hitting your full potential during these next 8 weeks before
we retest? Well… let’s start by talking about how you should approach these next 8
1. Bring your “A” game every day! What I am talking about here is
consistency. Showing up everyday can be challenging. We all have good and
bad days, but no matter how you feel, showing up and working on your
weaknesses will make you stronger physically and mentally.
2. Show up early- You need to be getting to the gym at least 30 minutes early
to roll out and hit your mobility. We all have different issues that prevent us
from hitting certain movements, so if you work on them, they will improve.
Please, ask a coach if you want to learn more mobility. We are always willing
3. Stay late- Stay after your workout with a buddy or work by yourself on
movements or exercises that you struggle with. I’m sure everyone has heard the phrase
“practice makes perfect.” This is very true in CrossFit. Most people that excel
in life work harder on their weaknesses than others. All of you have the
potential to push yourself beyond your limits, but if you never work on them,
you wont know what they are.
4. Eat a lot- Everyone needs to be eating multiple meals throughout the day, especially
before working out. Your body will grow and perform better when it has the
nutrients it needs to perform at the top of its ability. Think of your body as a
car. Does you car run when it is out of gas? No. However, when you have a
full tank of gas, that car can take you wherever you want to go and will keep
going provided that it has fuel. If you take care of your body, your body will take care of
you. As always, ask a coach if you want nutrition advice.
5. Rest- Rest is just as important as working out. Your body needs to recover
and heal so that you can be fresh for all of your workouts. This does not mean getting
only 5 hours of sleep at night, and then going out and partying on the weekend. This
means getting 8 hours of sleep, and taking advantage of your rest days by doing
something fun outside. It’s almost summertime, and all of you know how much Austin
has to offer as far as outdoor activities go!
I promise that if you follow these simple rules, you will all make great gains when
you retest at the end of our upcoming 8-week cycle. Keep your heads up and fight
for your goals. All of us here are ready to help you rock out these next 8 weeks, so
let’s get down and dirty, and kick some ass!
“Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you
do. Attitude determines how well you do it.”