The number of reps you get in any given workout does NOT determine how good of an athlete you really are, how much you have improved over time, or how skilled you are.
What determines your ultimate success at Iota Fitness is:
1. Consistency in your training. Come 3-4 times per week, every week, and you will make improvements. If you can come every day, even just to do mobility and/or low effort movement, you’ll experience success and feel better mentally and physically.
2. Practicing the skills. Spend more time with a jump rope, and you’ll get double unders. Spend more time on the rings and you’ll get strong enough for ring dips. Spend more time upside down and you’ll eventually be able to walk across the gym on your hands. Master the hip pop, get under the bar faster, and your Olympic lift numbers (Snatch and Clean and Jerk) will skyrocket.
3. Demonstrating perfect form in practice. If you can consistently hit depth on your squat, show a perfect overhead position on every rep, do pull ups without craning your neck, and hit the wall ball target every time, then performing to standards on game day will be effortless. The only thing you’ll have to worry about is how much work you can get done in the allotted time – not how high your kettlebell is flying, or if your chest is hitting the bar for pull ups.
The next time you find yourself saying ” I could have done more” after a workout, take a step back and evaluate your training, consistency, comfort using good form, and the amount of time you spend in and out of the gym working on high skill movements. Find the real source of your weaknesses, and start making improvements today!