CrossFit for Everyone – The Scale isn’t the Only Measure of Progress

Posted: May 29, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

 

CrossFit is branded as an all-inclusive program that can be scaled up to the most elite level athlete and down to the simplest of workouts for those just starting their fitness journey. We have found here at R.A.W. that this is 100% true.

Recently we began working with a gentleman named Bryon. He came to us eager to make a change in his life and ready to commit to a healthier lifestyle and the hard work that comes with it. Bryon comes in 3 days a week ready to work and does our version of CrossFit that is tailored to him. He does sprints on the Ski Erg, uses battling ropes, performs box squats and deadlifts, and of course uses sleds (everyones favorite) among other modalities.

Since Bryon started working with us he has lost 40 pounds in 10 weeks. This is huge progress and we are incredibly proud of him! We know its not easy walking in the doors, Bryon is consistent and that is all we needed in order to get started. We have talked about the scale being a good data point for progress but not the only one, and definitely not the most important. There are many other things that can be used to measure our progress like energy levels, clothes fitting better, or just daily activities becoming easier as Bryon mentions below.

“Last week I took the kids to the Pirate which includes a 

12-15 minute walk from the car to the gate at PNC. Last year I remember 

being out of breath trying to keep up with the boys walking pace to the 

field . This past visit I had no problem with the walk and actually felt 

good doing it. The same can be said for the walk up the steps from our 

seats. We had great seats down along the field which includes about a 30-40 

step climb  back up to the concourse which in Seasons past always left me 

winded…. This year not a problem! The workouts over the past 10 weeks 

have made many everyday things a lot easier but this night at the game 

really stands out to me. Thanks for all the help!”

Progress can be measured differently for each individual and it all depends on their own personal goals. We’re so proud of Bryon and all our athlete’s hard work they put in on a daily basis. It truly is quite humbling and is motivation for us to continue our work here.

Sonny J. Litwiler

R.A.W. Training

slitwiler30@gmail.com

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