Tuesday, October 9
Do you track your workouts? If you are not tracking your workouts and keeping a record of how much you lifted in strength work, how do you know if you’re progressing?
We encourage everyone to track workouts using a notebook, app or whatever else works for you. But you need to have this data written down so you know that your numbers are going up and your times are getting faster. It should never be a guessing game as to how much weight you put on the bar or whether or not you did a benchmark workout faster than last time.
The same goes for your food. If you are not tracking what you eat, you are missing out on performance, whether it be performance in the gym or the performance of weight/fat loss.
These two videos from CrossFit explain how proper nutrition starts with food quality and then we refine that by weighing and measuring to get next level results. It’s just like working out - you can get fitter by doing random workouts every day, but once you start tracking and following real progressions you can see even better results.
“Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat.” - Coach Greg Glassman, CrossFit Founder and CEO
This quote starts with food quality and then addresses quantity. It’s the CrossFit mantra of proper nutrition and it is the base of our fitness and wellness. Don’t overcomplicate it. Eat real food and not too much and track what you are doing so you can measure your progress along the way.
P.S. If you didn’t read yesterday’s blog, please do. We know it’s not easy or simple for everyone and we are here to support you no matter what. This post is trying to simplify healthy eating as much as possible, but simple does not always mean easy.
Workout for Tuesday, October 9
25 min NFT
Accumulate 5 min of Heavy Object Hold
5X7 Banded Twists Each Side
Accumulate 5 min of Barbell Lockout Hold (45/33)
Bike Sprint 9/7 Calories