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 programmes 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 too.
Everyone knows about overtraining, and we’re all scared of getting injured. But most don’t realise 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 can be, many people are tempted to do more: to add a little “recovery run,” or even to do multiple workouts in a day. This is NOT the path to success.
More is NOT better. Only 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 Solv, our coaches want to talk to you every 3-4 months. One-on-one, in person. We want to put you on the InBody, ask about your goals, review your progress and then give you the best possible prescription.
Here’s a link to book the goal review. It’s part of your membership!
What we DON’T want is for you to have to guess.
We don’t want you to try fad diets just because someone else is doing them. We don’t want you to drink a gallon of milk a day just because you saw it online (truth: this was a CrossFit fad circa 2011. We didn’t join that one). We don’t even want you to do what everyone else in the gym is doing, because their programme 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 it after group tomorrow!” ask your coach if it fits your goals. Take it from a banged-up ex athlete who learned the hard way.
Inspiration provided by Chris Cooper at Catalystgym.com