We “test” for today, but we “train” for the future. When doing a test, we do whatever we have to do to get the best score, period!
When we train, we think about how to approach a workout so we come out better on the other end. That means, you might get done with a workout and NOT get your best score, but you worked on what you needed to work on. That is why we scale workouts certain ways. If there is a movement that you are not good at, we try to set you up so you are better when you are done, not necessarily with the most reps or quickest time. You cannot avoid those weaknesses and expect to improve. For example, if you need to get better at stringing together pullups, we might say you have to do at least 2 in a row no matter what. Which might mean you take a little more rest to make sure that happens. Did you get done faster? Maybe not. But did you get better at doing multiple pullups? You bet.
I know it doesn’t always make sense with the world we live in, but God loves us no matter what. We don’t have to earn it, He just does. That’s because He IS love.
Key components of success in your fitness journey.
1. Nutrition: Keep it simple. Don’t over complicate things by counting and weighing, etc. if you don’t have to. Pick out the 2-3 items that you really need to stay away from, and DO IT. They are like gateway drugs and lead you down the wrong path, You will be much better off without them.
2. Sleep: With most smart phones, you can set a “bed time” and it will give you a reminder to go to bed. While we usually don’t like being told what to do, if we are telling ourselves, that’s a little different. Sometimes we just get caught up in TV or other things and lose track of time.
3. Activity: We all need accountability and some guidance. At the gym, we put the programming together for you, so you don’t have to. What that does is help to avoid the typical pitfall of “programming bias”. That’s where we only do what we are good at and never improve on the stuff we are weak at. That holds us back from our overall fitness improving. So just show up, and we’ll take care of what you are doing that day.