HOW’S THE CONSISTENCY…?
Mechanics, consistency, intensity.
If you've done a CrossFit coaching course, you'll know this phrase inside out. As a member of a CrossFit affiliate, you will have heard it during your first week of training, perhaps even on day one when you stopped by to get some information about joining!
The quick explanation of this statement, is that we must start by learning the correct technique of a movement first, then practice it, and finally, perform it with intensity.
However, it is generally the older child, that gets most of the attention.
Intensity is cool. Everyone loves to go hard, work hard, push hard.
The baby of the family, often gets attention too, but it's only lip service. Everyone certainly agrees that the baby is so cute! But they're not really interested in doing anything with it. What are babies good for!?
This is something that often happens, plenty of talk about technique, but very little consistent practice of it. Plenty of intensity, but at the expense of the other siblings.
It also applies to focus and effort. It's easy to APPEAR to be paying attention during the workout brief, but if your mind is still at work, you're missing out on information crucial to better mechanics.
And although it may seem counter-intuitive to some, most people who are bought into fitness, have no problem with intensity. They can push themselves very hard, thank you very much.
Listening consistently, training hard (and don't forget that this is a relative level) consistently is what is hard.
My challenge to you, is, give the poor forgotten middle child of fitness some more attention......
Turn up 3-5 x week.
Switch on during technical aspects of coaching.
Spend more time drilling the basics than on advanced movements.
LOTS of time.
[Don't forget, we're closed on Sunday and most of Monday for Labour Weekend, beat the traffic home and get along to our Monday evening session at 530pm]