This month we wanted to "pull back the curtain" on our programming (aka workouts), intentions, and classes for you all. I know that it can be easy to come to class every day and not see the broader picture of why we are doing what we are doing on a specific day so my hope with this blog is that you get more of an insight as to how we have planned and prepped every step of the coming month to make it YOUR best month yet!
This month's programming will have a heavy (and fun!) emphasis on body composition improvement. Every Tuesday and Thursday of this month you can plan on seeing work that is focused on burning and building. This work will allow members to see significant amounts of toning in the midsection while also working to increase lean muscle mass around areas like arms (biceps and triceps), glutes, hamstrings, and around the core. On Tuesdays you will be working hard on the lean muscle component while on Thursdays you will be working to burn fat and lean out over the month of April.
Did I mention we will be testing out 1 rep maxes on close to 10 different lifts this month alone? If strength work is your jam then we have you covered this month for sure. As we come out of the Open we are looking to see where our current strength numbers are so we can begin to improve and expand on them over the next 8 months to have another huge year of PRs! If you are new this is a great time to see where you currently are in regards to strength and to learn the proper mechanics so that we can consistently apply them over the course of this year to see amazing results.
So how do you make this work for you?
If you are looking to make improvements in your overall health, fitness, and physique this is YOUR month. Every day has been carefully walked through already to make sure that the goals that you have will be met and even exceeded BUT this requires consistency on your part. We have worked extremely hard to ensure that all programming works in a way that allows you to be here 5 days a week to reap the benefits of your hard work. But what does consistency look like and what will it give you?
Consistency > Intensity
Tell me who wins in this scenario. Athlete A loses 5 lbs in two week but doesn't stay consistent after that and eventually just stops working out all together for the remainder of the year. Athlete B loses .5 lbs every week for 52 weeks in a row by showing up and staying consistent. While athlete A saw the better initial results it was the consistency of athlete B that allowed them to lose 26 lbs. Occasionally high intensity work is great but intensity that derails your consistency is just going to be a long term problem. Show up and show up well enough to come back. Come in and work hard for 60 minutes but make sure that that 60 minutes allows you another 60 minutes tomorrow.
We are absolutely PUMPED about this month because we know all that you will receive from it! Members, if you haven't scheduled your FREE Inbody composition scan make sure to email Shane at Shane@southlandingcrossfit.com to get that done so you can keep track of all of your progress.
Our classes at South Landing are designed to reach people of all skill levels and training backgrounds so if you want to make April a great month for yourself then you can schedule a free one-on-one consultation with one of our amazing staff members to see how we can help you move forward this month in order to make this year an amazing year!
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Crossfit Level 2 Trainer