Improvement, Not Perfection
We’ve been talking a lot about performance the past few weeks here in the gym, and for good reason! Every athlete who walks through those doors has made amazing progress, and hopefully you’ve taken the time to think about your own progress.
But it shouldn’t stop there. After all, it’s not about perfection, it’s about improvement-every day. But what’s the best way to measure improvements in your performance?
Outside the Gym
It ultimately comes down to the task specific performance measures that matter to you in your activities outside the gym. Maybe you want to have the strength endurance to ski a full day rather than a half day. It could be having the aerobic capacity to snowshoe a 10 mile trail. It could be you’re looking to develop your power so you can crush some gnarly jumps on your snowboard. Maybe you need to develop your speed endurance so you can run repeated sprints in your adult rec soccer league.
Regardless of what you do outside the gym, find an aspect of it you can measure and track so that can measure and track your performance improvements. I’m going to challenge all of you to come up with some task specific performance measure for an activity you’ll be participating in over the next 3 months. The examples I gave were fairly vague — you’ll want yours to be much more specific and easier to measure. Once you know what you want to improve, you’ll know what you need to focus on in the gym.
You’ve made some amazing progress-now focus in on taking the next step, and continue to Push your Performance, One Degree at a Time!