Whether you wake up every morning and do your workout of the day (WOD) or it takes you 20 minutes to realize your friend is referring to CrossFit when she talks about “Fran,” everyone can benefit from the WOD mindset. Use these “box” principles the next time you hit the gym, and you’ll grow stronger, slimmer, and fitter faster.
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Set a Goal Before You Start
Whether your workout calls for a certain amount of reps or “as many as possible” during a set period of time, always have a number in mind for each exercise, says Sabrena Merrill, master trainer and CrossFit coach in Kansas City, MO. Doing so will help discredit the voice in your head that tells you to stop and instead allow you expand the limits of your fitness by safely and progressively challenging your body. Be realistic, selecting a goal based on your previous experience with the exercise, Merrill adds, so you don’t push it too far too soon.
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