I hope everyone got some rest and/or some active recovery over the weekend. Last week was tough, and this week may just be even tougher. But that’s why we do what we do, right? This week is all about the barbell. You’ll see it most days, and it ranges from light to moderate to heavy. Each… Read more »
Greetings, everyone! Hope everyone had an enjoyable weekend and is well rested for the week ahead! I am writing this sitting in a small cabin in Hendersonville, NC, where we went for a short getaway this weekend. Although I had planned to get in some workouts while I was here, we were pretty non-stop the… Read more »
Hope everyone had a great week and is settling into a post-holiday routine. Last week was a doozy, and this one will be just as challenging! The programming this week has a major concentration on strength and skill, so you’ll want to plan to come as often as you can. We will be squatting (yay)… Read more »
Happy New Year, Forward athletes! If your New Year’s Resolution is to get fitter, stronger, and happier, then THIS IS IT!! We can start the year refreshed, build new routines based on healthier habits and hobbies. That won’t look the same from one person to the next, but if you need help to figure out… Read more »
WE DID IT. We made it through the year. It may not have been the year we anticipated or expected, but we found a way to make the best of it. I prefer to think of it as the “Year of Silver Linings.” I want to begin by saying how grateful I am for all… Read more »
Hello friends!! I hope that everyone is feeling joyful and festive in anticipation of the upcoming holiday this week. We have a shortened training week ahead of us, but it will be challenging nonetheless! This week has a good variety of workouts, including a LONG grueling one on Christmas Eve known as the “CrossFit 12… Read more »
Only a few weeks of 2020 left!! Can’t believe how fast this year has flown by, and all the changes that have occurred in our lives. There has been a lot of negative, but a lot of positive, too! Speaking of change–there will be a few new changes this week at the box. Firstly, if… Read more »
It’s that busy time of year, and if you’re like me you have a LOT going on! There’s a lot going on at the gym as well, but I will get to that in a minute. First we are going to talk about the week ahead, and what a week it is!! The current cycle… Read more »
Hope everyone had a VERY Happy Thanksgiving! It is officially the Holiday Season, and the tree is up at the gym to provide some festive atmosphere! Bring in an ornament to add a little personality to it, if you’d like. This is going to be a fun week, with several of the long conditioning pieces… Read more »
Hey guys! We are starting a new cycle this week with CompTrain. It’s called “Racehorse,” and it’s the beginning of our preparations for Open season. So hold on to your butts, and get ready for some challenging workouts over the next few months! This week is a little wacky, since we are operating under holiday… Read more »
I hope everyone got some rest and/or some active recovery over the weekend. Last week was tough, and this week may just be even tougher. But that’s why we do what we do, right?
This week is all about the barbell. You’ll see it most days, and it ranges from light to moderate to heavy. Each WOD is either ten minutes or longer, too, so this week is about stamina as well. You’re going to need to figure out what your pace is from the very beginning, and see how well you can stick it out. It’s all about finding your threshold–how long you can keep a pace, and knowing when to speed it up or slow it down. Think about that each time you strategize a workout this week. If you know that you tend to come out too hot, then maybe try to purposefully slow yourself down from the get-go. If you start slower, maybe push yourself from the very beginning and see if you can maintain.
I implore you all to remain diligent when it comes to keeping yourself healthy. Please remember to wear your mask, stay ten feet apart while working out, wash your hands before you leave… anything that you can do. We’ve all got to work together to keep our community a safe place to be. Also, don’t forget to take care of your mental health as well. Winter can be a tough time for a lot of us, so if you need anything, don’t forget you’ve got your Forward Family here to help you through.
See you all this week, guys.