Here’s why you have a coach: There’s so much out there, and you can’t do it all. Even though it might look or sound good, we know that we can’t do it all.
I’m talking about diet plans, supplements, workout programs or even daily workouts at CrossFit FUNCTION.
But you can’t do it all, and trying to do too much will actually set you back. I’m guilty just as much as the next person!
Everyone knows about overtraining, and we’re all scared of getting injured. But most don’t realize there’s an optimal amount of training to do, just as there’s an optimal amount of food to eat. Too little, and your progress will be slow. But doing too many workouts has the exact same effect.
We choose CrossFit for our group training because it’s a great balance: It’s not too little and it’s not too much. But even as hard as CrossFit workouts can sometimes be, many people are tempted to do more: to add a little “recovery run,” or even to do multiple workouts in a day. This is NOT the path to success.
More is NOT better. Better is better. You have a coach, and that coach is your filter. Your coaches are here to tell you what’s optimal, not what’s minimal.
At CrossFit FUNCTION, our coaches want to talk to you every three months. One-on-one, in person. We want to put you on the InBody, ask about your goals, celebrate all the great things that have happened over the last few months, review your progress, and then give you the best possible prescription to move forward with and continue your progress. Here’s a link to book the goal review. It’s part of your membership!
What we DON’T want is for you to have to guess. We don’t want you to just carry on through the motions, having no destination or purpose behind what you’re doing.
We don’t want you to try fad diets just because someone else is doing them. We don’t want you to drink a gallon of milk a day just because you saw it online. We don’t even want you to do what everyone else in the gym is doing, because their program is theirs. It’s not yours.
Train in a group, tailor individually: That’s what our coaches do.
You have a coach.
They’re a filter.
Next time you see a workout online and think, “Oooooh, that looks spicy! Gotta try it after class tomorrow!” ask your coach if it fits your goals.
Inspiration provided by Chris Cooper at Catalystgym.com.