Archive for October 5, 2010

Tracking Progress: Write It Down!

Posted in Crossfit Philosophy, Lifestyle, Members on October 5, 2010 by Crossfit Sioux Falls

Making progress in the gym is the most basic goal of everyone here at CFSF.

Gains in the gym are the simplest, most direct measure this progress; better scores prove that training hard, eating clean, and taking care of yourself all equates to improved fitness. Keeping accurate records of your workouts and results will help to track this, as anyone who journals will tell you.

Keeping track of scores and times on daily WOD’s is a good place to start, but with the variation of CrossFit training, it’s sometimes difficult to put all of those numbers to use.

How much time have you spent looking for a specific score through all of those pages of workout journals?

Sometimes you may find a time or weight that you thought was your current personal record (PR), but it turns out that you could’ve done much better. Without consistently adding weight each time you perform a lift or finishing faster each time you do a certain WOD, you really won’t get any better.

To help with this, we’ve put together some super-cool record sheets which include nearly all of the lifts that we will practice and use in WOD’s. Each different lift is broken-up by reps, so you can know your true PR for 5, 3, and 1 reps respectively.

These sheets have been added to the blog’s list of forms titled: “Personal Lifting Record Sheet” , and we encourage everyone to print and add them to your journal. We will soon also be adding record sheets for all of the named/whiteboard WOD’s so that you can keep track of those scores.

NOW IS THE TIME for many of you to begin utilizing these great tools to aid in your success.

Keep working hard!

By: Casey Mouw

Also, re-read:

CFSF Rules to Live By at the Box…Journaling Your WOD is MANDATORY!