Good Evening CFTP,
This upcoming week is the start of our two weeks of maxing. I love max weeks. The past two months we have been working hard on working up our base and gaining the strength.
1 rep maxes are a great indicator of your progress as an athlete. It is a way to test your strength. It isn't the only way to test your progress though. Every time we repeat a workout we can see if we are progressing but only if we keep good records. Guessing isn't good enough. To become the best athlete that you can you must keep records. I don't care how you do it but it is something that is a must. No matter what level of athlete we are, we can always be improving and the only way to see if we are improving is by writing down what we do day in and day out.
Once we start keeping records we can then start setting accurate goals. Vague goals will never bring you the satisfaction of accomplishment. Set specific goals. An example of a specific goal is... "On my next back squat max I will hit ---" An example of a vague goal is, "I want to get stronger." While the intent is there, this doesn't do you any good. If you're working out and eating well, of course you are going to get stronger but how much stronger are you? How much faster are you? How much work capacity have you gained?
That is why at CrossFit The Point we choose measurable movements and we stick to standards that are the same across the board. Everyone is held to the same standard so when it comes to setting a personal record we know that last time we did it the same way we are going to do it this time. It's not a question of whether last time maybe I didn't go low enough or my movement standards may not have been the same as it was this time around. It is important that we keep those standards not only for safety but also consistency.
This coming Tuesday we have our Christmas Party at The Point. It starts at 6 PM and we will be starting a family friendly movie at 6:30 sharp. Bring your family and bring some blankets and pillows and we will enjoy some hot chocolate and treats and all watch a movie together.
One more event this week is the "Twas' The WOD Before Christmas 2" There are still a few more spots open through tonight. If you are interested in joining us please jump on board! Registration ends tonight. For those who do not want to compete... We are still in need of more volunteers. We are always so lucky to have the best volunteers at our competitions. I don't hear anything but praise from athletes. This is a rarity and I love being able to use 100% CFTP members as volunteers and judges.
We will have 120 athletes join us on the Saturday and the more help we have the more enjoyable and the smoother the event will run. So, if you have a few hours to come in and help please let me know. The competition will be running from 7 AM until about 4 PM in the afternoon.
Thanks again for always being so willing to help out and for taking your fitness seriously. Your influence in the gym and outside the gym cannot be overstated. Thank you for your dedication and I can't wait to see you all blow your personal records out of the water this week!