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The Game-Changer: Unleashing the Power of Coachability

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The Game-Changer: Unleashing the Power of Coachability

Hey Team,


Coach Brett here, and I’ve got something crucial to talk about today that can truly elevate your game: coachability. Now, I know you’re all committed to pushing your limits, breaking through barriers, and achieving those fitness goals. But let’s take a moment to reflect on something equally important – how coachable are you?


Coachability isn’t just about taking instructions; it’s a mindset, a game-changer that can revolutionize your CrossFit and fitness journey. So, let’s dive into what coachability really means and what it can do for you.


Understanding Coachability

Being coachable isn’t just about being physically fit or mastering every movement from the get-go. It’s about having the willingness to learn, adapt, and grow. Think of it as the foundation upon which your success in CrossFit is built.


Coachability involves being open to feedback, embracing challenges, and trusting the process. It’s about acknowledging that there’s always room for improvement and being receptive to guidance from your coaches and peers.

 


The Benefits of Coachability

 

1. Accelerated Progress:

Coachability turbocharges your progress. When you’re receptive to feedback, corrections, and advice, you’re on the fast track to improvement. Each session becomes an opportunity to refine your technique, enhance your skills, and push your boundaries.


2. Injury Prevention:

Coachability is a key player in injury prevention. Your coach’s job isn’t just to push you but also to ensure you’re moving safely and efficiently. Being coachable means listening to cues, correcting form, and reducing the risk of injuries.


3. Mental Toughness:

Embracing coachability cultivates mental toughness. It teaches you resilience, adaptability, and the ability to overcome obstacles. The challenges your coach presents are not roadblocks but stepping stones toward mental fortitude.


4. Building Trust and Team Spirit:

Coachability builds a strong foundation of trust between you and your coach. When you’re receptive to their guidance, it creates a bond of mutual respect. Additionally, a coachable attitude fosters a supportive community within the gym, where everyone is committed to each other’s success.

 


Assessing Your Coachability


Now, let’s get personal. How coachable are you? Here are a few questions to reflect upon:


1. Are You Open to Feedback?
Do you welcome constructive criticism, or does it trigger defensiveness? A coachable athlete understands that feedback is a valuable tool for growth.


2. Do You Embrace Challenges?
Are you the first to shy away from challenging workouts, or do you see them as opportunities to push your limits? Coachability thrives in the face of adversity.


3. How Well Do You Listen?
Being coachable involves active listening. Are you genuinely tuned in when your coach is giving instructions, or is your mind wandering elsewhere?


4. Are You Willing to Learn from Others?
Coachability extends beyond the coach-athlete relationship. Are you open to learning from your fellow athletes, regardless of their skill level?

 


Cultivating Coachability

If you find areas where you can enhance your coachability, fear not – it’s a journey, not a destination. Here are a few tips to help you cultivate and strengthen this mindset:


1. Stay Humble:
Remember that even the most seasoned athletes have room for improvement. Approach each session with humility and a hunger to learn.


2. Seek Feedback:
Don’t wait for feedback to come to you. Be proactive in seeking guidance from your coach and peers. Their insights are invaluable.


3. Embrace the Challenge:
Instead of avoiding difficult workouts, embrace them. Recognize that challenges are opportunities to grow stronger, both physically and mentally.


4. Be Present:
Practice being fully present during your workouts. Listen actively to instructions, focus on your form, and stay engaged in the process.

 


In Conclusion

Coachability is the secret sauce that can take your CrossFit journey to new heights. It’s not just about following instructions; it’s about embracing a mindset of continuous improvement and a commitment to being the best version of yourself.


So, Renew Crew, as you step into the box, ask yourself: “Am I coachable?” The answer may just be the key to unlocking your full potential.
Keep pushing, stay coachable, and let’s conquer new heights together!

 

Get Your Mind Right,
Coach Brett

Who wrote this post...

Brett Myles

Brett Myles

Brett, who’s been coaching at Renew since 2014, played sports throughout his adolescence, and has competitive baseball to thank for his shoulder problems. Being 6’4, Brett loves all the Tall Guy things: rowing, biking, wall-balls, and anything with a barbell. So it feels right to say that his favorite benchmark workout is Grace. In the gym, you’ll never find Brett not listening to rap music. Outside the gym, Brett loves to spend time at home with his lovely wife and three little kiddos, or wrangling other people’s kiddos as the Student Ministry Director at the Austin Stone Community Church.

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