Friday, September 14, 2012

What Really Counts


Not to long ago my wife and I were talking with an athlete that was a little discouraged about their weight loss. They had been working so hard, but not really seeing any weight drop off at their favorite scale. Now of course my quick response was nutrition, the addition of muscle mass, and to be patient, but as I started thinking about this more I realized something...

Every athlete that walks up those stairs has different goals in mind. It might be an athlete looking to get stronger, next to them is someone just wanting to lose a few pounds, and next to them someone hoping for added energy at the end of the day. So how do we know if our blood sweat and tears is paying off? The answer to this question can be broken down into segments, such as did the athlete improve their bench press, lose the 10 pounds they were shooting for, or achieve the added energy at the end of the day, but instead I believe there is a much simpler way to measure your fitness goals...Lets look at Crossfits definition of fitness”Increased Work Capacity Across Broad Time & Modal Domains” Now I understand this sounds a little complicated but ultimately it is incredibly simple. Can you do more, longer, and in a variety of different ways? If you can answer yes to this question then we are accomplishing the most important goal. The beauty and goal of Crossfit isn’t how much weight you lose, if your squat goes up, or if you can now touch your toes, it’s improving your overall health to best prepare you for whatever life throws your way. So relax about the small goals, understand the broad goal, enjoy your hour of chaos, and watch all those small goals fall into place along the way!

KEEP UP ALL THE HARD WORK! IT’S PAYING HUGE DIVDENDS IN MORE WAYS THEN YOU REALIZE...

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