If it’s good enough to do, it’s good enough to write down.
Something I say in every intro I teach is the importance of keeping a journal. Write down everything you do. CrossFit is about increasing your work capacity, right? Our WOD’s are timed and those named ones are called ‘Benchmarks’ for a reason. That’s how we measure progress. It’s hard to improve on your last time/rounds/weight if you don’t even know what your last time/rounds/weight was.
If you have a record of what you’ve been doing, it makes it a lot easier to set goals for where you want to go. Not to mention that you get to see your results on paper- I dare you to not feel good about yourself after seeing how much more weight you can put up now than you could 6 months ago. Or how much faster your Fran time is.
There are multiple options for journals, a lot of people take a picture of the white board with their phone and keep their pics in an album. There are multiple mobile apps (a quick search in your app store should bring up a multitude of options). And, of course, there’s the good old fashioned paperback version. At CrossFit Santa Fe, we don’t want you to have to find just any ol’ college ruled notebook. That’s just boring. We printed up our own special WOD Journal for your logging joys. In case you’ve never had the pleasure of seeing it before:
It also includes several no equipment necessary wod’s for when you’re on the road and can’t make a class, as well a section on nutrition, athletic milestones, and much more.
Keeping a journal is HIGHLY recommended, regardless of your preferred medium!
3 rds of
20 GOOD air squats.
15 min amrap
10 figure 8 to hold
10 KB sdlhp
50 double unders