Thursday, December 27, 2007
Measuring Your Success
There is a reason Crossfit workouts are timed, rounds & repetitions are recorded and scores are kept; the workouts are designed to be repeatable, measurable and quantifiable. As athletes, we need to know our work capacity has increased, our muscular endurance has improved and our overall fitness has evolved. Crossfit is a strength and conditioning program that keeps score, simple as that. Regardless of where you start in your journey to fitness, you can always go back to the standard workouts and see how you perform. Never is a scale involved. Ever. Too often clients associate their fitness with being skinnier and watching their weight go down. Don't be a victim of this. Record your workout performances instead and use this scientific data as your fitness barometer. It's okay to be weight-conscious, but be careful of being addicted to a false indicator of fitness. We are Crossfitters. We build muscle, we produce power. You will know when you are fit. You will know that regardless of what the scale says you just PR'd by 100 points on Fight Gone Bad or dropped your Fran time by 45 seconds. Then I'll ask you again if you care how much you weigh.
Dr. Yoni Freedhoff wrote a great article about scale addiction. Keep these tips in mind while setting those New Year fitness goals.
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