Before you gasp and think to yourself, “Oh man, here comes another year of trying to set some seemingly unrealistic ‘goal’ I will potentially never achieve…” STOP and take a deep breath. We at Humble Beast CrossFit are here to help you with a couple things in the 2019 goals board setting process. First off, we want to start adopting the principle/s of short-term goal setting. This means we will help each other make short (1-3 month) goals; multiple ones, so that we can better have our eyes set on more tangible goals.
Talking about the end of the year is taboo until it’s actually the end of the year. However, it will be the end of December before we know it! With that being said, when January 2019 hits, this will be our fourth installation of the “goals” post here at Humble Beast CrossFit. This year, we want to tackle the goals a little differently. Instead of setting an annual goal (re: 2018 goals post), we would like to focus on more marginal short-term goals.
Want to play coach? Let’s not and say you did! Just kidding, but seriously - who wants to take on that kind of responsibility if you don’t have to? Believe it or not, our coaches voluntarily went through training and actively pursue their position/s as a head coach.
Just so you have some frame of reference: our coaches are not random. They all come from within house. They have done and been a product of our program for a good length of time. At some point, they have referenced something in them that hungers to learn more and give back to the community that they attribute much of their success to.
Understanding muscle phasing (range/reps) is ideal for you to inevitably get exactly what you want out of the program at Humble Beast CrossFit. We have already extracted the most essential movements to do weekly (press, squat, bench, deadlift, and Olympic weightlifting lifts); we try to teach them with utter thoroughness and efficiency.
The Humble Beast CrossFit program is designed to meet goals such as absolute strength gains, increased endurance and fat loss/ body composition changes. How you choose to follow the range/ reps scheme of the program and how closely you adhere to said range/ reps scheme will determine how successful you are at achieving your personal fitness goals.
You may wonder, "Why do certain people wear so much “stuff” during the workouts?" Furthermore, sometimes they even change into/out of more stuff between portions of the class. The short answer is, safety. Some people may get coaxed into buying stuff from their favorite Instagram trend setter, or simply, someone in the gym has something and you feel like you need it as well. This month, we're focusing on accessing what gear you need versus want; why/how it would benefit you.
In today’s modern impulse driven market, there is literally something for everything. From a magnetic rack-attaching phone mount for WOD selfies to a small step stool to help you. With that being said, let’s take a moment (or blog post) to work our way from head-to-toe and look at the things we would (movement professionals) argue/suggest would be helpful for your fitness curriculum.
Like every CrossFit gym worldwide, there is a prefix or suffix to CrossFit. The Reebok CrossFit games are no different. Each of the ~14,075 CrossFit affiliates worldwide are given the freedom to freely adapt the flexible and ambiguous definition of CrossFit (Constantly varied, functional movement, delivered with high/relative intensity). “The Reebok CrossFit games” are no different. If you simply look at the Reebok CrossFit games as just that, another, exclusive affiliate, you will easily see that it is not by any means, right or wrong, but rather, unique and designed for a unique purpose and goal.