How to make short and long term training goals that align with who you are and what’s most important to you.
Our sport (CrossFit) contains no less than 5 OTHER sports within it. This is what keeps it so fun and engaging, but if you have so many things you want to work on, it can be SUPER hard to figure out HOW and WHAT because we tend to want to do it all at once.
First, you need to decide what your top priority is RIGHT NOW.
Find what matters in the short term before you focus on the long game (because if you’re not serving what you need and want right now, you’re going to spend a lot of time being frustrated).
If you’re a woman who wants to get good at all the things but also wants to lose weight and gain muscle (a VERY common client avatar) what is the MOST important thing out of these things right now?
Will working on one serve another (i.e if we focused on weight change while also doing a conditioning cycle, or gaining muscle while also focusing on squats and Olympic weight lifting?).
Then we sit down and create a goals list.
Put the things you want to accomplish in the next month, 3 months, 6 months, year, and two years (or more) down on a list.
Build the goals off of each other (get a strict pull-up before you shoot for a muscle up). If you’re frustrated with body composition/weight, this doesn’t mean you STOP working on skills etc until you’re “reached a certain body weight”.
Find ways to still work towards your 3 and 6 month goals while also supporting a healthy body (can consistency in eating nutritiously and enough protein be more beneficial than another crash diet?).
Find programs or talk to your coaches and get a plan for how you’re going to work towards those goals. Saying you want a muscle up then not doing anything to get one won’t get you any closer to that goal.
Figure out how much time you have each day and week to work towards your goals.
Sit down and be honest with yourself right now as what is getting in your way, and then find ways to make changes that line up with what you want.
And then get after it!!