Greetings, and we would like to wish everyone a Happy Holidays from the Crossfit 46 Coaching Staff.
Here is the next two-weeks of programming. Lots of opportunities to get comfortable with heavier weights, as we are sticking in the 3 rep-range. This is great practise for Hell-Week, which will be the first-week of January. We will test out some 1 rep maxes, and hit some real spicy wods. It'll be a great way to sweat out all of the chocolate that was consumed over the holidays, and a good opportunity to push yourself after more recovery time than usual. If anyone is interested on how to make it through the holidays as a Crossfitter, feel free to check out the blog below.
Here are some tips on "making it through the holidays" as a Crossfitter.
Disclaimer: The views expressed in the following blog do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Crossfit Inc, Dave Castro, Rich Froning or the Crossfit 46 Coaching Staff as a whole ;)
- Do you eat Paleo? Well, not anymore. Don't be that weirdo who has zero fudge, cake, egg-nog, pie, etc. during the holidays. Enjoy your families cooking, as they have put a lot of love and effort into it. Be thankful that you have the opportunity to eat such great stuff, even if it doesn't have the most balanced macros and wasn't grown/raised in an eco-friendly, organic free-range wild-caught omega-enriched environment. You have all of 2016 to eat unroasted almonds, spinach, and plain boiled chicken. smile emoticon
- Are you planning on training everyday over the holidays? Don't. The gym is great, we all love it, but the holidays are a great excuse to be a normal human who doesn't spend 3-6 hours in the gym everyday. Remember that with the exception of competitive exercisers who are actually paid to do so, the main reason one goes to the gym is to improve their quality of life outside of the gym. One would be wise to keep this in mind, especially during the holidays. Spend some extra time with loved ones, go on a hike, go skiing, crush an entire season of "Narcos" in one day. Indulge. You have all of 2016 to be a beast, so don't miss out on some of the best weeks of the year to spend extra time with family, friends, and significant others. Or Netflix.
- Ok, now that you're eating a pale of pistachio ice-cream with half a jar of smooth peanut butter and watching the third season of "Grey's Anatomy" in a row, perhaps take a break, and use your time away from the gym to do something productive. One might use the holidays as a time to reflect on the year that has just passed. What went well? What didn't go so well? What goals were reached? Which goals were forgotten? If some goals weren't reached, what limited you? Did you limit you?
- After reflecting on the past year for awhile, next move on to considerations of the future. Write out a list of things you want to accomplish in 2016, big and small. Maybe it's the year to get your first muscle-up, take a serious run at Regionals, or maybe it is the year that you consistently get to the gym at-least two times every week. Maybe you want to hike Trolltunga, make it to Grey Owl's Cabin, learn an instrument, or take up fly-fishing. It's never too late (age is just a number) to surprise yourself by accomplishing something you didn't think possible. The first step to realizing your dreams, can be as simple as writing them down.
Here's to the end of 2015, and the start of another great year on this planet.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year,