Set Goals For Yourself
Set goals for yourself, write them down, and tell people about them to keep yourself accountable. Reference your journal to make sure you’re not squatting the same weight over and over each week. The only way to grow is to know where you’re at. Start journaling if you haven’t already.
Coaches Tip from Coach Michael:
Failing to reach a goal is often about the planning. Lofty, long term goals are great, but how do you plan to get there? Set short term goals, each of which takes you one step closer to your ultimate goal. Having trouble setting these short term goals?…ask a Coach; we’re happy to help!
Make New Friends
New rule: if you see someone in your class that you don’t know yet, introduce yourself. It could be their first day, first week, first time in a new time slot. Remember how you felt your first day? Be the person who makes it less intimidating for others. It’ll help take your mind off of the workout as well.
Fix One Thing At a Time
When trying to improve on a lift, instead of thinking about all the components of that lift, just pick one and focus on it. You can build from there.
Be grateful for the opportunity to better yourself everyday. It’s a luxury that most would love to have.
Celebrate Others’ Successes
Next time you’re waiting for the clock to countdown before the WOD, take a look around. These are the people that suffer, sweat, and grow with you. They see you at your worst (sweaty, gross, making weird noises) as well as your best. Get to know them, cheer them on, lift them up, and never ever underestimate how big of a role they’ve played in your success.
Be Early & Stay Late
Pretty self explanatory but easier said than done; that’s obvious. But this post is about getting THE MOST out of your experience so here goes… Come early. Stay late. If you give something or some goal the energy and the time, it will grow. Ideas to fill this extra 5 or 10 minutes prior to and after the 1 hour time slot.
- 100 double unders for time
- Handstand holds/walks
- Row 1000 meters
- Snuggle up to a foam roller or band and stretch/mobilize
- The Coach Nicki Special: A Tabata of Russian Twists
- The Tabata interval is 20 secs of work followed by 10 secs of rest for 8 intervals. Tabata score is the total reps performed in all of the intervals.
Get Out Of The Gym
Our training inside the gym is all for what? To live a better life outside the gym, right? So don’t forget to enjoy the results you’ve worked so hard for. Gather with fellow gym members, friends, or family and go for a hike. Just get out of the gym and enjoy life, because that’s why you go to the gym.