Success secret: A personal AMRAP goal
CrossFit workouts often call for performing as many reps as possible (AMRAP) of each exercise in a set amount of time, but setting a specific goal can help you truly challenge yourself, says Melissa Simson, a CrossFit instructor at CrossFit NYC in New York City. [Tweet this tip!] Having a definitive end goal helps you dig a little deeper and discover the inner strength needed to push through to the very end. And finding that extra intensity in each and every workout can help you reach your goals sooner because intensity is what yields the quickest and most profound results, Simson says.
Make it work for you: “I like to offer a ‘score to beat’ for my advanced athletes, and ‘goals to aim to reach’ for intermediates and beginners,” Simson says. Create your goal based on your last session if it was a good one, or ask your coach for guidance. Don't forget to factor in how you are feeling that day, especially if you are recovering from an illness or have any injuries.