Proactive vs. Reactive

In Stephen Covey’s book “The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People”  Stephen writes that being proactive is the most important characteristic of successful people.  I know we have many successful people here at our gym. That’s because many of us spend much of our lives making plans, setting intentions and living in the present, living this way can be an energy saver in the long-term. Now, lets talk about it in the context of our gym. All of you are already taking care of your health by being here and working on your health and fitness. (keep it up!) We’ve done the planning of the programming for you so that you don’t have to think about. What you do have to think about is: what does your body and or mind need to be ready for a specific workout? Areas of consideration are: sleep, are you getting enough? Are your stress levels in check? Is your nutrition balanced for what you need/want? Are you getting your mindset right in the moment? Are you taking care of mobility and prehab?

During my time as a coach I’ve seen a fair amount of reaction happen, mostly in regards to injury. Once injured, most people have a bit more awareness of body movements and the need for mobility and or supplemental work. In fact, it happened to me. When I first started CrossFit over 8 years ago, I don’t remember a lot of talk about mobility and or strengthening small accessory muscles, so that wasn’t really part of my routine.  After putting 100+# above my head multiple times, my right shoulder decided to tell me it had enough. I then reacted by adding in more mobility, more awareness, a little less or different CrossFit and some accessory exercises. Over time all has balanced out, but it took that injury to create more awareness around what I was doing.

I encourage you all to stay receptive to all types of coaching, what resonates today may not have yesterday.


Today’s Workout

“Helen Rap”
400m Run
21 KB Swings (24/16)
12 Pullups

And Coming Friday

A) Running skill session

B)  3 RFQIT on the 5:00
300m Run
6 Squat snatches (65%)

1min 3-point Plank
10 MB Seated chest throws

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