“We are the sum of all our parts” These words have been with me since I was young. I’ve heard them from parents, coaches, team leaders, mentors, and movie characters. In most instances, this quote talks about how teams function together. Since starting CrossFit, I’ve carried these words with me as both an athlete and business owner. “We are the sum of all our parts”
So what are our parts? There are our physical parts as well as our mental parts. Physical Parts consist of our 10 general physical skills and our nutritional habits. The mental parts can be broken down into our Mindset and our Aesthetics, (how you feel in your own skin).
Right now, many in the fitness industry are telling you what you think you need to become a better, fitter, healthier you in 2018. What we’re going to do is help you see for yourself, where you are strong and where you want to make progress.
It’s very easy to look at your health and fitness in isolation. My Cardio is strong, My strength is weak. My mobility is non-existent, my stamina is amazing. It’s also easy to ignore things that only take place between your ears like your mindset approaching the workout or what you think of yourself in the mirror.
Our Goal is to help you become the most complete, well rounded athlete you can be. When this happens, you can enjoy every outdoor adventure Colorado has to offer, compete at the highest level you want, and live a long, healthy, and active life. In an attempt to help determine how balanced you are as an athlete, we’ve starting using this fitness wheel to help visualize where you are and where you’d like to be.
This wheel is a representation of all the components of a complete athlete (click the image for a close up view!). Look at each spoke on the wheel, where do you feel you land on each of them? Assign yourself a number between one and ten on each spoke. Number one should be closest to the center and ten furthest out. If you were to rate yourself in each of these 8 areas, what would your wheel look like? Would it be similar to a circle or more like a monsters dental chart? Remember, it doesn’t matter how big your circle is. If you’re a 2 in everything, that’s AWESOME your balanced across all aspects. Now it’s time to progress out.
This athlete wheel is designed to give you a visual of which areas you are strong and what areas you need to develop. The truth is, most of us need to improve in every area of health and fitness.
Strength and Stamina,
Endurance and Flexibility,
Power and Speed,
Agility and Balance,
Coordination and Accuracy,
Just as we try to find balance with each area of our life, we should also be striving to find balance with the areas of our fitness. It’s messy, it’s uncomfortable, and It’s completely worth it!!