Constantly Varied – Environmental Factors June 15 2011
CROSSFIT ENDURANCE CLASS MEET AT NORTH BOULDER PARK – SOUTHWEST CORNER.
DON’T FORGET TO SIGN-UP FOR BENCHMARK THURSDAY TOMORROW NIGHT FROM 5-7. IT’S FRAN, MAN.
Push Jerk 2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2 reps
Constantly Varied – Environmental Factors
We use the following phrase to describe CrossFit – “constantly varied, functional movements, executed at high intensity.” Constantly varied can refer to the workout type – for time, for rounds, for max load and it can refer to the exercises – barbell lifts, toes to bar, Oly lifts, running, box jumps.
One area that we often overlook in the constantly varied realm is environmental factors such as time of day, attire, temperature, and fueling. These too should be considered when adhering to a constantly varied program and should not be overlooked.
We all have our perfect scenarios in which we like to workout. 5:00pm, in our new Lululemon outfit, about 66 degrees outside with a nice cool breeze, and a great fantastic dinner waiting for us when we walk in the door at home afterward. But life doesn’t always throw us perfect scenarios and in CrossFit we train to be ready for anything by training a broad range of exercises, workouts, and environmental factors.
So what does this mean for you? It means that the next time an environmental curve ball is thrown your way, step up to the challenge and know that you are improving your fitness by expanding your body’s preparedness for a wide range of scenarios. In addition, you’ll find fewer excuses why not to go to a workout!
If a 5:30am class is all you can fit in that day but you just hate working out in the AM, get to it. If you don’t like working out in the heat but you can only make a 5:00pm class, suck it up and get to class! If you’re kind of hungry but you forgot your afternoon snack, get to class and then go home and eat dinner – you will not starve. You get the point.
Step up to the challenge and live the constantly varied dream!