Thursday, December 28

We've talked about this idea a lot - intensity equals results. You must push yourself each time you train in order to get results. Whether that means running a little faster, adding a little bit more weight, or going a little longer, you must put some new demands on your body to force it to adapt and get stronger/better.

The SAID principle is one of the basics in exercise science. SAID stands for Specific Adaptation to Imposed Demands. Basically, what you do will signal your body to adapt and get better at whatever it is you do. Just like we talked about yesterday, you can get better and everything with training and practice.

Want to get better at running? Run. Want to get better at playing piano? Play the piano. 

If you want to get better at burpees (remember yesterday's workout?) then you must force yourself to do burpees. And you need to try to do one more burpee than last time so your body sees the new stimulus and responds. Just like when you squat and you need to add a little more weight toget stronger, you need to add a little more of whatever you doing so your body will change.

Don't settle for where you are now. You have this amazing body that will respond if you give it the right message. We're entering a new year and it's time to take it to the next level. It doesn't happen all at once, but small increases each day will pay off huge one year from now. 

Read more about the SAID principle here.

Workout for Thursday, December 28
Pull Up Progressions

Aerobic Capacity
5 Rounds, 6 min each round, Rest 1 min Between Rounds
Row 250m Max Effort (bike .7km)
7 Burpees
Row Remainder of round at 150 BPM Pace

CrossFit 616