When it comes to CrossFit and improving your fitness, we want to make sure that your strengths remain a strength. At the same time, if you’re only training your strengths, you might be neglecting potential areas for growth.
Rather than shying avoiding your weaknesses, tackling them can make you a better, more well-rounded athlete. Here are ideas on how to tackle your weaknesses:
1. Acknowledge Your Weaknesses
It can be easy to ignore the things you’re not that good at. Rather than addressing these gaps in performance, it’s more comfortable to figure out ways around them. But to tackle your weaknesses, the first thing you’ll need to do is acknowledge what you’re not as strong in. Once you’ve identified an area where you’re weaker, you can start making a plan to address it.
2. Turn to Someone Who Can Help
Seeking guidance from an expert is a great way to find out how to improve on our weaknesses. A good coach, trainer, and teacher knows how to work with you to grow. They can work with you to improve while helping you avoid feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, or discouraged.
3. Be Prepared to Work
When you train an area or element of your fitness or performance that’s one of your strengths, future gains might come fairly easily. On the other hand, working on a weakness will probably take an extra level of effort and commitment. Change may not come as easily, so make sure to remind yourself why it’s important that you continue making improvements. At the same time, you might need to set aside any other goals for a little bit to divert more of your training and effort to this specific objective.
4. Set a Clear Goal with a Plan
Make sure you define a clear goal around improving a weakness. For example, if running is a weakness for you, a goal like “run faster” isn’t clearly defined. Be specific about your goals and define what vague terms mean. “Run faster” might become “Run a 5K in 25 minutes.” or 30 minutes. Or 20 minutes. Once you have a specific goal, the next step is to develop a plan to accomplish it successfully. Include smaller checkpoints and objectives so that you have a way to keep yourself on track and motivated.
MagMile CrossFit is here to help you train your strengths, as well as improve your weaknesses. To learn more about how to get started, contact us today.