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Chase Goals Not Rabbits

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. Everyone over COVID became an online Personal Trainer.

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 realise there’s an optimal amount of training to do, just as there’s an optimal amount of food to eat. Most people overestimate how hard they workout and underestimate what they have eaten.

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,” do multiple workouts in a day or even sign up to a commercial job and do exercises that satisfy their ‘working out’ needs. Chasing a feeling from a workout and not looking at the bigger picture. This is 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 CrossFit Harrow, our coaches want to talk to you every 3-4 months. One-on-one, in person. We want to talk to you, ask about your goals, review your progress and then give you the best possible prescription.

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 juice a day 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 or want to ‘more’ ask your coach if it fits your goals. Take it from me, who learned the hard way!

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