The next two weeks are testing weeks for all of us at CFNH. You'll hear the coaches talking about this and we'll probably explain it a lot, but in the meantime, here's what's happening, what we're looking for and why.

Testing weeks are important and often done at the start of a programming cycle. While the workouts will look a lot like what you're used to, the numbers you get on the workouts will steer the gym's programming. We're going to test various parts of your bodies through the workouts and see how they're responding. If we find any holes/flaws/weaknesses, those will be taken into account for the next programming cycle.

To make this successful and helpful, there are two things we need all of you to do.

  1. WORK HARD. The results aren't going to mean much if you're not putting in 100% effort. So try to push yourself for the next two weeks as hard as you can. We might have the occasional less intense workout, but if we have one of those, your coach will let you know what kind of intensity we're looking for. Otherwise, assume we're looking for all-out effort.
  2. LOG YOUR RESULTS. First priority here is writing down everything you did in the WOD on the whiteboard. If we don't have your results, we're not going to know how you're doing. Second priority is logging the results for yourself. This is a GREAT time to start keeping track of all your workouts if you haven't been doing that already. Get yourself signed up at Beyond the Whiteboard, buy a fancy shmancy journal from somewhere like Journal Menu, or just get a plain ol' spiral notebook. Remember, you won't know where you're going unless you know where you've been.

On an unrelated note, have you folks seen the latest issue of New Haven Living? If you have, you know where this is going. If you haven't, you're in for a treat. The line forms on the left, ladies…

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