Set Goals to Make Your Training Fulfilling

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When you first showed up at CrossFit Sioux Falls, you filled out the information sheet including your goals for beginning or trying CrossFit. Chances are you didn’t just scribble something down to fill the space; it was probably at least somewhat important to you, and still is! But have you ever sat down and analyzed your goals? Putting serious thought into goal setting is something that can focus our training, give us a plan to meet our goals, and make this entire experience more worthwhile…

Performance vs. outcome: While your goal(s) should have a specific outcome (ex. I want to lose 10 lbs.), it’s important to focus on performance goals (ex. Pull-ups without bands, knocking a minute off of my baseline time). If you worry too much about the outcome, you’re putting ton of pressure on reaching that exact point, and if you don’t quite make it all of your effort will seem wasted. Focus on the process (WOD’s, good diet, recovery, performance) not the outcome.

High but realistic: While your goal(s) need to be realistic and attainable, they should be lofty. Set high goals and expect a lot of yourself, this will keep you focused. If you don’t feel like you’re pushing hard enough, set your goals higher. Pick out someone in the class with you who is proficient and catch him/ her, this will force you to keep progressing.

Write it down: You need to you to set a roadmap for your goals. Think about the one or two things you want to accomplish. Have a specific time frame for when you want to meet them because if you have a deadline, you’re more likely to stay consistent with your efforts. Make sure to write down not only your main goals, but specifically what you will do to reach them (ex. Follow the Zone, don’t take breaks during my WOD, get 8+ hours of sleep, etc). When you feel you have a set of specific, realistic, and well-planned goals, write your game plan out and put it in places where you will see it every day to keep it in the front of your mind.

Let us know how your goals are coming along since you started at CFSF. Keep working!

Written by Casey Mouw

Today’s WOD:


200 Single Jump Ropes
20 Squats
25 Situps

400m Run
21 Kettlebell Swings
12 Pullups

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