I made a post last year about the 23/1 Rule. It’s something I picked up at the Level 1 Cert in Toronto, but I’d like to revisit it again.
How long are you at the gym? At most, one hour. As a coach, I have pretty much total control over what goes on during that hour. We warm-up, work on a strength lift and hammer out a workout. Some people stick around to stretch, which is great! And I may actually start programming that as a cash out. Regardless, it’s one hour out of 24.
That leaves you with 23 hours. That’s 1380 minutes to screw things up!
Do you eat garbage? Sit at a desk all day with poor posture? Stay sedentary? Not stretch? Drink enough water? Get only 5 hours of sleep?
There are unlimited ways to mess up your progress. And I have no control of it. That’s all up to you. You have to make positive choices.
I see you at the gym, busting your ass to do the best you can on the workouts. It is my hope that the same motivation spills over into your daily life.
Will you see results with one hour at the gym? Probably. Will you see more (and faster) results if you take it to the next level outside of the gym during the other 23 hours? Damn right!!
So what have you done differently in your 23 hours since joining CrossFit? What will you commit to doing differently now? Please post to comments.