The Number 1 Reason you’re not getting any Fitter, Stronger, or Faster
One of the reasons I fell in love with CrossFit was the Empirical nature about the program. Now what the hell does Empirical mean? Empirical is defined as “based on, concerned with, or verifiable by observation or experience rather than theory or pure logic” What I am trying to get at is data. When you perform any movement in CrossFit there is always a take away. Whether it’s what weight you used, how many rounds you performed, or how long it took you to complete the workout. These numbers are essential to you and your growth.
If you expect to get any stronger, fitter, or faster, you have to take responsibility for your fitness. That comes in the form of recording your results on a daily basis. It doesn’t have to be complicated or a novel about each session. Just something simple enough to know what you did, what weights you used and how you felt before or after the workout. A lot of our program is based on simple progressions that require you, the athlete, to know a of couple things. Like your 1 rep maxes, and create an understanding of where your abilities lie. This can easily be done by recording results and looking back in previous workouts to have a better idea of what you’re capable of.
My favorite is the old fashion pen and paper. An investment that will pay dividends for your progress. Others prefer apps or programs the will keep track of your workouts and allow you to reference percentages very easily. A website that I’ve had some experience with is beyond the whiteboard. It’s the largest website for logging workouts in the CrossFit community which allows it have a large database for comparison when doing classic CrossFit Benchmarks and other lifting numbers.
All in all its pretty simple. If you’d like to prove how much fitter you are getting the numbers don’t lie!