I've told you what I'm going to be doing and what the gym has meant to me, so I'm just gonna go full soapbox and drop some mad advice all over the place. Get ready.
What's the point of showing up everyday if you're just stressed and pissed and unhappy about it? The gym is your playground and you should be coming to the gym with the attitude that this is play time. You'll have more fun, you'll get in better shape, and you'll be doing it longer. Speaking of which...
Focus on the long game.
We have never been about the results you'll get in 30, 60, or 90 days. Sure, they're amazing results, but CF818 is built on the idea that you will learn new things constantly and have not only a coach but also a community that is improving their fitness together. Yes, getting in the best shape possible is very important and looking great naked is an admirable and common goal, but what does it matter if you only stick it out for a year or a year and a half? You're in this for life, so you better get ready to play long ball. A good strategy for that?...
Chase and develop new skills.
CrossFit features incredibly broad set of skills, from gymnastics to weightlifting. There's always something new and different to learn and master. Setting these new goals and changing the focus of your training will continually invigorate your desire to show up to the gym and keep developing. Don't settle for anything; once you reach your goal or develop that new skill, find another one and make it happen. Speaking of making it happen...
Find a sustainable approach to nutrition, but definitely try an unsustainable one too.
Remember this is about the long game, so focus your energies on finding an approach to nutrition that matches your goals and lifestyle. That said, don't shy away from really locking down and using some more extreme tactics for short periods of time to try and learn new things about yourself. Nutrition is incredibly important and if you haven't squared up your relationship with food yet, you'll be moving a step backwards for every two steps forwards. Extreme nutrition doesn't mean doing a juice cleanse every two weeks, it means really dialing in both the quality and the quantity of your nutrition; eat real foods mostly consisting of meat, veggies, some nuts and seeds, with very little fruit, very little starch and no added sugar, no dairy and measure exactly how much protein, carbs, and fat you're consuming to make sure it's enough but not too much. Then take what you learn in that experiment and adapt it into your real world and your real lifestyle.
I'm sure that's not really all the advice I've got. I feel like I have a lot to say in the middle of class, but these are probably the most important ones for the long term. I hope that you've all learned as much from me as I've learned from you.
A. Every 3 minutes for 5 rounds:
4 2-count paused front squats
*work up to a heavy set of 4
B. 7 rounds for reps:
30 seconds max box jumps
30 seconds rest
30 seconds max toes to bar
30 seconds rest
30 seconds max db push press
30 seconds rest
Posted by Armen.