I would like to challenge all of you to take your training to the next level. Regardless what your reason for being at CrossFit Outbreak, you are here spending time, putting in work for something. Whatever your something is, let’s take the time to understand it and work on realizing it. Often times we get caught up in the big picture and we stop to look at the little steps we need to take to get there.
We are in the process of (continually) working to make things better. In the meantime, I am challenging you all to start defining your goals for 2015. Once you’ve defined your goals, begin talking about them with people. Your goals will be infectious (it will spread like an Outbreak) and soon others will define their goals as well.
As a community, if we’re all helping each other grow and take one baby step at a time, we will move mountains as a unit.
Check out our new GOALS board we build just as you enter the locker-room.
When figuring out your goals, keep them SMART:
- Specific. Don’t get lost in the weeds, or set something too far out. Keep your goals very specific. If you set too broad of a goal, then it’s too hard to follow up on them to make sure you’re moving towards attaining them.
- Measurable. Set your goals to something that’s easily quantifiable. Don’t say “I want to get stronger”, for instance. Say “I want be able to deadlift 2x my bodyweight, squat 1.5x my bodyweight and press 1x my bodyweight”. Those goals are very measurable.
- Achievable. Be realistic in your goals. Saying you want to deadlift 2x bodyweight when you currently are deadlifting 0.25 bodyweight does not set you up for any kind of short term wins. Short term wins will keep you on track to your goals, so keep your goals something you can attain in the next 3 – 6 months.
- Relevant. Duh. There’s no point in setting goals that don’t lie within your general interest areas.
- Time-Bound. Putting a time frame on things helps keep you within the “Achievable” part. I would say unless you’re a more experienced CrossFitter, set your time bounds to between 3 and 6 months, and make sure they goals are something you can achieve (with some work, dedication, and attention) in that timeframe.
Questions? See A Coach
Need help setting goals? See a coach. Every person who helps out at CFO (and most members) would love to help you figure out a good goal based on your desires and current fitness levels! And if someone asks you, if you have the time and expertise, lend a hand with someone else’s goals!