The following is a guest post from our friends at Coach’s Eye.
We’ve found that almost every athlete is pushing for their next PR. A better time on Fran, a heavier clean and jerk, the list goes on. But eventually, every athlete will hit a training plateau. In fact, breaking through a plateau is usually part of the addiction to CrossFit! So how do you overcome these obstacles and move on to your next personal record?
The benefits of performance tracking tools are undeniable when it comes to breaking through plateaus. A coach can tell you over and over again to fix something about your lift – bigger pull, pop your hips farther – but sometimes it’s difficult to parlay those words into changes without seeing it.
That’s why apps like Coach’s Eye help you correct what you can’t feel. The phrase “seeing is believing” is a tough mantra to live by in a CrossFit box, where mirrors are almost impossible to come by. With Coach’s Eye, you have the power of instant video feedback in the palm of your hand.
Additionally, coaches know they can’t improve the things that aren’t measured, and athletes will never know how to improve if they don’t know where they’ve been. In that sense, performance tracking apps like Wodify also make sense, so athletes can see their weightlifting improvements and progress over time. Here are three more simple steps to help break through those pesky plateaus:
It’s time to break through those plateaus –and you should use every tool at your disposal to meet your goals. Good luck!