Effort equals results, today I’m would like to discuss the importance of “Effort” with regards to achieving your health and fitness goals. One of the things we ask everyone who starts with use whether they’re Nutrition, CrossFit or Personal Training clients is to come in every day and give their best effort!
I have seen cases of two people join our facility at the exact same time and attend roughly the same amount of classes every month but only one of the two people sees the results that they want….
The biggest difference between these two clients is one key component and that is the amount of effort they bring to each and every single one of their training sessions.
This person may not be confident in their capabilities and may choose a weight, distance, rep range, or another variable that is too easy for them…and/or they may go at about 50% effort of what they’re truly capable of. There have been a few rare times when I have witnessed someone cutting out parts of the workout so they can finish 1st in the workout but at the conclusion of the session they don’t have a bead of sweat on them. They may not realize it but they are sabotaging their own ability to improve and achieve the desired results of the training session.
This person looks at their capabilities, discusses difficult but manageable scaling options with their coach, and makes the choice to give it their best. This person understands that by giving it their best they will fully tax their bodies which in turn will elicit a positive training adaptation. Our bodies respond to effort which in turn makes it stronger faster, fitter and leaner
We ask all of our athletes and nutrition clients to give their best effort every day. That doesn’t necessarily mean 100% effort every day but to give their best effort in each moment where they are presented with an opportunity to become a little bit better. Even if that means that today because they didn’t eat lunch or they didn’t get enough sleep they can only perform at about 80% they choose to go as hard as they physically can.
Effort is a choice and the benefits of giving it your all will result in achieving more.