Wednesday, February 8
I recently spoke with someone who was getting very discourage with their progress in CrossFit and felt like it was maybe slowing down or coming to a stop. It can become especially discouraging when we see others making progress faster than us in certain movements or lifts. We could go into a long discussion about all of the factors that could be helping or hindering progress such as sleep, nutrition, stress, intensity, recovery, mobility, attitude...and the list goes on. Before digging into those outside factors you need to get things straight with your goals and you need to communicate those goals to your coaches. If you have your heart set on some accomplishments then you need to make those known to the people who can help you get there. Take a minute to send us an email, write down a list of goals and hand them to us to review, or even schedule a time to come meet with us in person. If you're looking to achieve very specific things in your CrossFit journey there are things you can be doing to help the process. If your goal is unrealistic because of a time constraint you've applied we will tell you and we will offer an alternative goal that's in your control and has a realistic time frame. Let us help you out along the way to keep you steered in the right direction. If you need help in where to begin with goal setting take a look at a previous blog post from recently. We've discussed how to set GOOD goals so reviewing this is a good place to start:
We've got some more homework for you for shoulder mobility. This stuff works to improve your position, repair bad shoulders, and prevent injuries or unnecessary shoulder pain. Keep in mind that watching the video over and over doesn't do any of those things. Doing the exercises once doesn't fix things. You've got to put these items in your toolbox and use them regularly to stay on top of things. If you want to perform your best you've got to maintain good positions and healthy structures.
Workout for Wednesday, February 8
Open WOD 13.2 10 min AMRAP 5 Shoulder to Overhead (115/75) 10 Deadlifts (115/75) 15 Box Jumps
Rest 10 min
4 Rounds For Time: 25 Wall Balls 8 DB Snatches