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 »
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 »
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!! We have another GREAT week coming up. I love the creativity that NCR has put into our programming, and I hope that you guys are getting a lot out of it! This week is a great combo of movements and workouts. Let’s not lose that INTENSITY that we would normally have when working… Read more »
First of all, congratulations to Rob, Jon, Kelly, Meredith, Mike, George, Tylor, John, and Connie (and me, too) on their hard work at the 2020 Winter Chiller at CrossFit Intense this weekend!! We showed up, we worked out, we had some laughs, and we left feeling like we all accomplished something. You may have seen… Read more »
‘The first step towards getting somewhere is deciding you’re not going to stay where you are.’ (J.P. Morgan) It’s a new decade and a new year. Many of us will make New Year’s resolutions this week or have already made them. We make New Year’s resolutions in an attempt to improve our lives. However, most… Read more »
BRIGHT SPOTS If you’ve been in the gym lately you’ve probably noticed a white board with the caption “Bright Spots,” which is a “PR” board of sorts (personal records). Those days when you’re in the gym and you just feel like everything is going right and BAM—you get a PR. Or you get… Read more »
Proverbs 11:25 – A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed. Christmas is a time of giving and sharing with those around us. However, it is not limited to sharing with just those around us. It is also for the person that we have never met or will ever see. There are… Read more »
The following will be our Winter Holiday Schedule at CrossFit Forward!!!! Christmas Eve Potluck Breakfast December 24th: Class at 0800/Breakfast at 0900 Christmas December 25th: Closed December 26th: Open Gym 8-10am and 1-3pm News Years Eve 3:30pm is last class New Years Day 9:00am Workout with the Coaches!!!! If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask!… 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!!