In this great blog post, Chris Spealler points out the differences between training CrossFit, CrossFit as a recreational sport, and last but not least CrossFit as a sport (elite level).
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So where do you fall? First thing is first. Have a real conversation with yourself on what your specific goals are and what you can achieve in a reasonable timeframe. A couple things to keep in mind when you are setting goals:
-Have short, medium, and long term goals. For me this typically falls into 3 month, 6 month, and 1 year blocks. -Try to choose 3 goals for each time period. -List 3 reasons WHY you have this goal. -List 3 WAYS you will help reach this goal. -Make your goals REALISTIC. This doesn’t mean we don’t push ourselves or challenge our traditional thought of what we think we can do. It does mean that we present ourselves with actions that we can take that will lead us to success. If we don’t reach the exact goal we should be remarkably close. Setting ourselves with goals that are too far out of reach is setting ourselves up for failure. It some cases you may not need to change the end state goal, just the timeline that you place it in.
Read the entire blog post here: http://chrisspealler.com/training-crossfit-vs-crossfit-as-a-sport/