Hey everybody! What a great week last week was!! Numerous PRs on “Helen,” even for some of our long-time CrossFitters. Just goes to show that when you trust the programming, trust the process, and trust your coaches, progress is the ultimate result! Keep showing up and putting in the hard work. Speaking of hard work,… Read more »
Hope everybody had a great weekend! Let’s load the front end of this week with LOTS of positive energy to carry us through. We are coming off of a deload week, so you can expect to be pushed this week. Strength portions will return to class! I know that’s good news for everyone. We will… Read more »
The weekend is over and we are back to business tomorrow! We’ve got a deload week ahead of us–what does that mean?? This week, it means less “heavy” barbell, and LOTS more cardio. Don’t worry, you’ll still be getting your paws on the barbell this week, but we will focus on building up our engines. … Read more »
Last week was a doozy. This week looks pretty challenging as well, so let’s start planning what days we are coming in! We’ve got some great strength portions with a lot of emphasis on Olympic lifts this week. Those will be followed by some moderately long workouts as well. Nothing that we can’t handle! We… Read more »
This weekend we had 30 Forward athletes throw down for Fall Festivus at Forward! Nothing beats the thrill of sweating it out side by side with your fellow gym mates, leaving it all on the floor, chasing that last rep. Win or lose, it was a great experience for everyone. I can’t wait for the… Read more »
Hope everyone had a relaxing weekend and had some time to recover. CompTrain has programmed another awesome week for us! Lots of fun conditioning pieces, a chance for a one rep max, gymnastics, and a pretty intimidating barbell complex. Start planning out your week now!! And don’t forget that we now have a 6:30 a.m…. Read more »
This is our first full week of September, and it looks like the weather might just be starting to cool off as we ease our way into Autumn (still a few weeks away, I know, but a girl can dream). Perfect weather for getting outside to RUN! I know that we have our new Assault… Read more »
I feel like a broken record at this point, but I have to say that last week’s programming was AWESOME! Technically, last week was a chance to deload before a new cycle begins this week. CompTrain has entitled the next 11 weeks of programming “Gymnasty,” which leads me to believe that we will be on… Read more »
Hey guys! I’ve got to say, I saw next week’s programming and I was instantly pumped for what it has in store for us! We will see a lot of barbell work, a lot of cardio/capacity, and a lot of gymnastics movements. Talk about “constantly varied,” right? I hope everyone has been getting a lot… Read more »
I hope everyone got a chance to recharge their batteries this weekend! We’ve got another week of intense workouts coming up, and you should make sure you’re doing all that you can to take care of yourself inside and outside of the gym. Been feeling sore lately? You’re not alone! Make sure you’re getting plenty… Read more »
Hey everybody! What a great week last week was!! Numerous PRs on “Helen,” even for some of our long-time CrossFitters. Just goes to show that when you trust the programming, trust the process, and trust your coaches, progress is the ultimate result! Keep showing up and putting in the hard work.
Speaking of hard work, this week is going to kick our butts–in a good way!! Lots of lifting, some long duration WODs, and some gymnastics movements sprinkled in. Each week brings new ways to push ourselves, so make sure that you challenge yourself this week. Try the next step in a progression, add five pounds on your lift, or row a slightly faster pace than normal. Build upon those little steps forward, and soon you’ll reach bigger goals.
Speaking of pushing ourselves–I want to talk about what it means to be the last one finished during a WOD. After recent conversations I’ve had with athletes, it has occurred to me that some people scale the workouts to be easier just so they don’t finish last.
GUYS. If you finish last, it’s not because you’re not a good athlete. It’s not because someone else is better than you. It’s probably because you scaled the workout appropriately, and pushed yourself harder than you normally would have. Be proud of it. You finished, you didn’t quit, and you gave your all. It’s not a competition between you and the other athletes in the class. It’s you against everything in your brain telling you to quit, or to put the bar down, or skip a few reps. So next time you are last, just remember that it’s because you chose to push yourself closer to your true potential. That is a win in my book. Keep that in mind this week.
We have one more Saturday for one rep maxes, and it will be… *drumroll*… clean and jerk and snatch!! So don’t miss out! We will also have something special planned for Halloween, stay tuned for more announcements coming soon.
See you all this week!!