Here’s why you have a coach:
There’s too much out there. You know you can’t do everything. A lot of it looks–or sounds–good.
I’m talking about diet plans, supplements, workout programs, or even daily WODs.
But you can’t do it all, and trying to do too much will actually set you back. I’m guilty!
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 are, many people are tempted to do more: to add a little “recovery run”, or even to do multiple workouts in a day. These are NOT the path to success. More is NOT better. Better is better.
You have a coach. That coach is your filter.
Your coaches are here to tell you what’s optimal, not what’s minimal.
What we DON’T want is for you to have to guess.
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 (truth: this was a CrossFit fad back around 2011. We didn’t join that one.) 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 12:30 class tomorrow!” — ask your coach if it fits your goals. Take it from a banged-up meathead who learned the hard way!