When you’re setting aside time and money to raise the bar on your health and fitness, it makes sense that you want to make the most of that investment.
We recently shared a few ideas on how you can get the most out of your training investment. If you missed part one, here is a quick recap:
1. Goal-Setting – make your workouts purpose-driven and intentional.
2. Process Focus – put together a plan that will lead you to your ultimate goal.
3. Consistency – build and maintain workout momentum.
4. Workout Tracking – keep a record of your progress over time.
And now, here are a few more suggestions on how to maximize your training ROI.
Training ROI – Part 2
The time, money and effort you put into your fitness journey is a long-term investment. This means that it can take some time before you begin to notice a change. Maximizing your training ROI requires patience. If you’re expecting instant results, you’re going to end up frustrated and disappointed. Instead, put in the work and hang in there. The results will come.
If you have a question about your training, ask! Your coaches are there to guide you through a quality workout. So if you have a question about a movement, scaling a WOD or how heavy to go, use your coach as a resource.
7. Coach Feedback
In addition to asking questions about your workouts, make sure you’re using your coach as a resource by taking advantage of their feedback. Before, during and after the WOD, listen to what your coach has to say. They might have some useful tips on technique, strategy and cooling down. Pay attention and take advantage of what they have to offer.
An important but often overlooked way to get more from your training is to maximize your recovery time. As the WOD ends, quality recovery time begins. This means rehydrating and refueling with healthy food choices. It’s also making an effort to get a good night of sleep so that you’re ready to jump right back into training at your next workout.