Each time you show up at the gym, you make a deposit. And that investment is made up of your time, money and effort. You could spend that same 60 minutes in hundreds of different ways, but you’ve chosen to prioritize your training and health.
Training ROI – Part 1
If you’re willing to put personal resources into improving your fitness and performance, then it’s important to get the most out of your investment. Here are some ways to maximize the return on your training investment:
Taking the time to set fitness goals helps you take a more intentional approach to your workouts. Rather than showing up and sweating through the WOD, goals help you narrow your focus and address a specific element of your training. By targeting a specific goal, you’re more likely to take the necessary steps toward improvement and end up getting results.
2. Process Focus
Goals provide purpose and intention to your workouts. And once you have those goals, it’s important to focus on the process that will lead you to a successful outcome. Without a plan for achieving your goals, you may never get closer to accomplishing them. You’ll get more out of your workouts while progressively inching closer to your overall goals by focusing on the process.
A consistent workout routine is another great way to maximize your training ROI. Think about what you could accomplish by working out three times a week for six months. Now compare that to your potential performance if you worked out every day for a week…but then missed the next two weeks of workouts. If you want dividends and results, be consistent.
4. Workout Tracking
Once you have goals and a plan and you’re building consistency, how do you stay on top of it all? Workout tracking. Keeping a workout log helps you see all that you’ve done and enables you to create the path for where you’re going. Whether in paper or digital form, a workout journal is a great place to write down your goals, keep track of stats and benchmark workouts, and take notes on your progress.
Are you looking to get more out of your training? A few more ways to maximize your training ROI will be headed your way soon. But in the meantime, what’s one thing that you can change today that will help you get more out of your time at the gym?