Once you have a solid training program designed by a knowledgeable coach, two more things will help you get the results you want from your training.
A well-designed training program that you follow consistently will maximize your results. And, you need to commit to that training plan long enough for a training adaptation to occur.
When it comes to consistency, you must decide how many weekly workouts are optimal for you and your goals. Once you have a workout routine, the other part of consistency is building up the self-discipline necessary to continue showing up for your planned workouts.
The consistency of your workouts is going to be affected by factors beyond your control. Early or last-minute meetings will pop up. You’ll get stuck in traffic or need to travel unexpectedly. No matter what comes up, you can maintain consistency by setting priorities and staying flexible. For example, if you were planning to work out in the morning before work, but you slept through your alarm, then you could shift your workout to the afternoon. There will be some unavoidable conflicts. On days that are too jam-packed to fit in a workout, do your best to get back on track the following day.
To get the results you seek, you must commit to a goal that you’re invested in. A goal that gives you a purpose for your training goes a long way in boosting and maintaining your motivation. And when you understand the why behind your goals, it’s much harder to find an excuse not to show up and train.
When committing to a long-term goal that will take you several months to achieve, it’s important to acknowledge and celebrate your smaller, short-term successes. These small victories help to renew your commitment to your goals making the desired outcome more attainable.
When you’re ready to commit to a training program that will get you results, the coaches at Contender CrossFit in Corpus Christi are ready to help. To learn more about how to get started, contact us today.