Starting and sticking to it

“Starting and Sticking to it”

We’ve all been there. We all started somewhere. That first day, week, month, or even year at the gym can be intimidating. But don’t fret! It gets better! Here are a few tips to remember as you’re starting your crossfit experience:

  1. You’re competing against yourself. It’s your workout. Don’t worry about what others are doing. Go at your own pace. Get the proper form down of each movement before worrying about speed and strength.
  2. Make sure you are eating well. Nutrition plays a huge role in performance and energy levels. Most of the time, people are not eating enough. Keeping a food journal can help with this. Put good things in your body and good things will come out of it!
  3. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. This can be about ANYTHING! We are your coaches and that’s why we are here, to help you! We want you to get the best experience possible at CFBR. Not sure of a movement, ask. Not sure how to use your log in, ask. Can’t remember my name, ask.
  4. The more you come to class, the better it will get! Those days you don’t want to come, DO! Each time you come to class you are building endurance, building strength, and building a stronger mentality. You will continue to learn each time you come to class. You will see quicker progress by coming to class.
  5. You won’t PR every day. You won’t feel good every day. That’s impossible. But don’t be misled by this. You are making progress every single time you come into the gym. You may not see it right away but you are. Simply practicing the movements every day are helping you.
  6. HAVE FUN! There’s something about finishing a workout that just feels good. You did it. You accomplished a task today that was probably harder than you would have liked. YOU did it. Enjoy that moment.
  7. Rest and Recovery are important. You need to allow your body to recover between workouts. It’s not always fun to take a rest day but they are extremely important. You need to make sure you are sleeping enough, hydrating, and eating enough. This is the day(s) your body is recovering from all the hard work you do. Your body will thank you for adding in rest/recovery and your performance will also improve.

Now, who’s ready to go workout?

Jeff Edwards

- National Coach USA Weightlifting - Crossfit Coach of individual and team competitors - Outdoorsy nerd - Owner and Head Coach at BR Fit Club