Tabata Squats and Sit-Ups
I don’t think any of you are screwups (except for Jake, check out those new glasses! D&G! What?!?!), I just think demotivational posters are funny. What I do believe in is consistency, both in your workouts and in your nutrition.
First, we want to see you working out with us every day! I know I’ve talked with some of you about modifying work out schedules in order to better accommodate recovery, but that applies to our advanced athletes and trainees. For the rest of you (90%+), I’d say that 5 days a week of training is just fine. Now if your body starts wearing out and you notice drops in performance, we’ll discuss some strategies to counteract that. However, if you haven’t been showing up regularly and you come back and get slaughtered by a workout, don’t throw a hissy fit. Any time you aren’t working out, you’re deconditioning yourself. It shouldn’t surprise you if you suck more than usual (I suck all the time, so don’t worry). Regular workouts lead to regular progress. There’s no way around it.
On a side note, try to stay positive during and after your workout. It’s not pleasant for anyone around you when you’re a burning ball of anger. We all know how it feels to work out, it can be miserable and frustrating. Just try not to let it affect the people around you (you’re not that selfish, are you?), trainers included. You’re a lot more fun when you’re smiling and enjoying yourself. Promise.
Secondly, consistency with your nutrition! By now, you probably all say, “Shut the hell up, Brian, we already know.” I’m okay with that. If you are at the point where you know exactly what you’re putting into your body and why you’re doing it, feel free to skip past the end of the post. For everyone else, as CrossFit trainers, we’ve only got you in the gym for an hour at a time. We can’t supervise what you’re eating for the other 23 hours of the day. You’ve got to take some responsibility for yourself (being an adult sure isn’t all it’s talked up to be, is it?). That means making good food choices! Don’t know what that means? Eff my life. I’m a failure. If you don’t know, and you want to know, either look back in the archives or talk with me or Jake at the gym. I hope you don’t have to talk to me, I might cry.