Let’s face it – keeping a consistent training schedule is pretty challenging. If you’re a full-time athlete, then obviously, you have a lot more control over your time. But if you have a day job, a business or even if you coach, then sticking to a routine can be difficult.
It’s easy to take recovery for granted, especially when you feel you’re at the top of your game. If you’re a casual CrossFitter, an hour of working out is roughly 5% of your day and a dedicated athlete may train two or three times a day for an hour, which is 10–15% of the day.
Some athletes would prefer working out at home for various reasons, the main one being that doing a workout from home enables those with limited resources to save a significant amount of time and money.
An athlete’s mentality is something that often gets overlooked when it comes to training. You can be a strong lifter or possess excellent aerobic capacity, but without the right mentality, you will never maximize your potential as an athlete.
The good ol’ Dumbbell has always been undervalued in most CrossFit programming structures. Many athletes, unfortunately, associate it with bicep curls and other bodybuilding movements. That changed when Dave Castro included a pair of dumbbells in the Open Workouts both last year and this year.