Saturday, January 24, 2009

New feature: Milestones

Crossfit workouts include a diverse set of activities to increase an athlete's fitness level across all fitness domains. Do a few different Crossfit workouts, and you're getting hit with weightlifting, gymnastics, metcons, and more.

Several Crossfit affiliates have put together their take on what could be called an "Athletic Levels & Milestones" chart. TJ's Gym has put a milestone chart in their welcome packet since day one. It categorizes specific activities into categories (Weightlifting, Gymnastics, etc.) and levels (Apprentice, Craftsman, Expert, Elite).

When I looked at this chart, a few questions came to mind:
  • What percentage of the "Apprentice" activities can I do?
  • What about "Craftsman" and so on?
  • In general, what are my strengths and weaknesses?
  • Might my weightlifting skill set be much higher than my gymnastic ability?
Introducing Milestones:
  • Activities are organized by level and then by category
  • Check off each activity as you complete them
  • See what percentage of each level you have completed
  • Get a graph depicting what percentage of each category in each level, you have completed
  • Spot trends of your strengths and weaknesses
  • Check your friends/clients milestones and see how they are doing
I hope you enjoy ticking off those milestones! Keep tracking!

1 comment:

Adam said...

Thanks for such a great resource. I started Crossfitting a couple of weeks ago and I've already started using and coming back to your site. Great way to keep track.

I also love the Milestones. It'll help me set some good goals.