It happens. We get in a routine, get comfortable, and get stuck in our ways. I’m a creature of habit. I don’t get sick of eating the same meals, stick to the same schedule, and go to bed at the same time every night. That being said, I also love the constant variety of CrossFit.
While trying to improve at everything, I’ve found that making some small changes can result in big gains. I hated working out in the afternoon. I was a die-hard 7 AM WOD-er before I started coaching, but needed to change my schedule. Like changing any routine, the first step out of the comfort zone is the most difficult, but once I got used to the foreign feeling of working out while the sun is out, I found that I no longer cared when I worked out, and now even feel stronger exercising in the afternoon.
Feeling like you’re stuck at a plateau or simply wanting to overcome a challenge can act as your catalyst for change. Modifying when you workout, how often you workout each week, or your nutrition could all lead to surprising, positive results. What works for one may not work for all, but if it sounds like a good idea, it could be worth a shot! Remember to experiment with change, keep what works, and get rid of what doesn’t. With the changing of the seasons, and the cooler weather settling in, now’s as good a time as ever to try something new.
Low Bar Back Squat 3-3-3-3-3
7 Power Snatches (95#/65#)2
10 Wall Ball Shots (20#/14#)
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Judges Needed! CrossFit Southie is hosting the Garage Games New England Finals on November 10th and 11th and they need your help! There are 275 competitors throwing down for the weekend and it’s going to be an amazing event. In order to have it run smoothly they need 50+ judges. Even if you’ve never judged before they would love to have you, and they’ll teach you all you need to know. If you’ve been CrossFitting for 3+ months, you can do the job! If interested, please sign up here.
The Red Bandana Run is a 5k road race held as an annual tribute to Welles Remy Crowther, a 9/11 hero, and also benefits a charitable trust bearing his name. The race takes place this year on Saturday, October 13th at Boston College. Learn more about Welles’ story here, and register for the race here.