This past Saturday we had a friendly competition with CrossFit Somers. It was absolutely incredible. Every single Bravo athlete got a PR on the Clean & Jerk. All that extra time they’ve been putting on skill work really paid off. I’m so very proud of my Bravo athletes. CrossFit Somers also did very well, they have some strong athletes. The best part was the great camaraderie that they showed. We look forward to competing and/or WODing with them some time soon. A huge thanks to the judges, staff and spectators who came to support both boxes.
Click HERE to see pics of the competition!
Tuesday Dec 24th & Dec 31st, 6am, 9:30am, 12pm. Evening classes canceled.
Wednesday Dec 25th & Jan 1st, Gym Closed.
Thursday Dec 26th & Jan 2nd, 6am Canceled, all other classes as scheduled.
“Working out” vs. “Training”
Yes, there’s a difference between the two. In my opinion working out can simply be trying to burn calories. A typical session would look like this;
you come into the gym, you glance at the whiteboard then wait for the warmup to start. You do the warm up, go through the workout and then you’re done. You leave feeling great that you broke a sweat and burned some calories. This is probably the majority of people and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with this approach.
Training however goes into more detail. A typical training session would look like this;
You come into the gym, you read what’s on the whiteboard or your journal and you begin to prepare yourself mentally while you warm up. The class begins, you pay very close attention to the instructions, you focus on each movement, how it should look and feel. Your main objective is to master these movements. Once the workout starts you put all these movements together without losing focus on technique. You remember what your coach told you and you apply it to each rep. Once you finish your workout you think of what you could do better next time. You write this down on your journal where you also keep a record of all your workouts and max lifts. You repeat this 4 to 6 times a week, making sure you schedule rest days as well because you know recovery is as important as training. You do all this because you want to be better than you were yesterday, because you know it takes time, hard work and dedication to reach your goals.
As you can see there’s a big difference between the two. Now that you know the difference, which one do you think you’re doing right now? or which one would you choose? Make sure you pick the right one for the goals that you’re looking for. But I believe that if you want to improve your health and fitness than you should be TRAINING!