Here’s why you have a coach:
There’s too much out there. You know you can’t do everything. A lot of it looks–or sounds–good.
I’m talking about diet plans, supplements, workout programs, or even daily WODs.
But you can’t do it all, and trying to do too much will actually set you back. I’m guilty!
Everyone knows about “overtraining”, and we’re all scared of getting injured. But most don’t realize there’s an optimal amount of training to do, just as there’s an optimal amount of food to eat.
Too little, and your progress will be slow. But doing too many workouts has the exact same effect.
We choose CrossFit for our group training because it’s a great balance: it’s not too little, and it’s not too much. But even as hard as CrossFit workouts are, many people are tempted to do more: to add a little “recovery run”, or even to do multiple workouts in a day. These are NOT the path to success. More is NOT better. Better is better.
You have a coach. That coach is your filter.
Your coaches are here to tell you what’s optimal, not what’s minimal.
At Battleship, we want to talk to you every 3-4 months. One on one, in person. We want to ask about your goals; review your progress; and then give you the best possible prescription.
Here’s a link to book your goal review. It’s a free part of your membership!
What we DON’T want is for you to have to guess…or for us to guess what your goals actually are.
We don’t want you to try fad diets just because someone else is doing them. We don’t want you to do a juice cleanse just because you saw it online. We don’t even want you to do what everyone else in the gym is doing, because their program is theirs. It’s not yours. Train in a group, tailor individually: that’s what our coaches do.
You have a coach.
They’re a filter.
Next time you see a workout online and think, “oooooh, that looks spicy! Gotta try!” — ask your coach if it fits your goals. Take it from some of us who have learned the hard way!