The focus of our training is on improving health and performance. Our goal is a fitness that is broad, general, and inclusive in nature. We use data from workouts like the “CrossFit Total” in combination with health markers like blood pressure, body fat percentage, and resting heart rate to gauge our current level of health. Having the ability to handle anything life throws at us is a direct result of this training. We aim to sustain this level of fitness as long as possible, thereby increasing our lifespan and quality of life.
But how can you accurately track your level of fitness if you do not record the data regularly?
Sure, many of you track benchmark workouts (Fran, Grace, Helen) as we complete them every so often, but what about the workout of the day that has no name? Knowing your time for a particular workout is good, yet there are other indicators that are equally as important to your progress.
Recording your level of energy, food intake, fish oil consumption, and water intake gives you the ability to accurately and consistently predict trends and changes in your fitness. Not to mention your mood, energy level, and sleep patterns. All of which are important fitness markers to the serious athlete.
As they say, “You don’t know where you’re going unless you know where you’ve been.” If you don’t have a logbook, pick one up and start tracking your progress today.