Sleep more. Eat better. Train harder.

Rest.

If you’re not quite where you want to physically, use the following check-down:

1. Sleep more

If you are constantly injured and have nagging pains everywhere, or your numbers aren’t improving, or your intensity is lagging, this is probably your problem. Sleep more

2. Eat better

you are constantly injured and have nagging pains everywhere, or your numbers aren’t improving, or your intensity is lagging, this is probably your problem. Eat better.

3. Train harder (smarter)

Got the first two taken care of? Now train harder (smarter). This of course needs to be tempered with some intelligence – “I’ll make this 20min AMRAP a 50minute AMRAP – is not intelligent. But you do need to sort out where you’re training is lacking. Intensity? Find a way to fire it up. Distraction? Turn your cell phone off and put it in a drawer far away.

For some of us, we need to train smarter. If you need 20 minutes of warmup to prepare yourself to do work, take it. Short changing prep work makes everything else suffer. Doing the workout for the day, then throwing in some _______s because you need to work on those then some running because that’s enjoyable, etc. etc. is also not smart training. Pick a few things and be intense.

Sleep. Eat. Train. Simple.

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