Thursday, July 10
How long does it take to be good at CrossFit? That's a pretty loaded question and depends on your definition of good, but a pretty cool article has just been written with some impressive data answering just that question. Beyond the Whiteboard is a website that allows you to track your workouts and record your numbers. Over the years, BTW has collected thousands and thousands of data points from CrossFit athletes and have built a scale for progress in the program. They can rank you as a level 0-100 athlete depending on your scores for various workouts. The article shows that it is pretty easy to advance to a level 50 or 60 athlete in your first couple of years of CrossFit, but reaching the next level takes a lot of time. The point is that none of it comes easily. Advancing just 10 points on their scale takes on average 5-6 months. And the higher you get, the longer it takes to advance, once you have gotten out of the beginner stage. Check out the article to see more data and don't feel bad about slow progress. As they say in the article: "In Fitness, just like life, the journey is the reward. Enjoy it." Click here to read the article.
Here's a video explaining the fitness scale they use.
Also, BTW is a pretty cheap service for you to track your workouts. Check out their site if you are interested in something like that.
Workout for Thursday, July 10 EMOTM for 16 min: Even: 15 KB Swings (1.5/1) Odd: 100m Sprint