Phase 8 Program Guide and Weekly Check-In


Two massively essential principles within the Misfit Athletics walls are ‘What gets measured gets managed’ and ‘Grow or die.’ Underneath both maxims lives an entire world of instructions for progress. Recognition of growth, setbacks, and the lessons that come with the entire spectrum between the two sets the groundwork for establishing an effective plan. Step one in putting these ideas into practice is taking notes along your journey as if you were an observer. To pull the useful information from the highest of highs and the lowest of lows requires judgment of neither. Armed with this information and mindset, you can begin to understand the avenues to avoid your pursuit’s death in the name of growth. This is where the Phase VIII Weekly Check-in Sheet comes into play.


We hope that this sheet becomes refrigerator worthy and your seven-week quest through this Phase is that much more impactful due to some important reminders and reflection. At the top and bottom of the sheet, we address the ode to measurement and note-taking by asking for scores and acknowledgment of how far you’ve come. As each week passes, find yourself a highlighter and fill the box in. From there, it becomes about letting yourself recognize what you have achieved for a moment before setting your sights on the next target. The middle of the sheet presents you with weekly prompts to address both paths of growth. Your win for the week needs to be something you learned in the past that was put into action and in turn, serves as proof of concept. What you learned that week should be something the old you would have categorized as a failure. By recognizing that room for improvement is a gift, you can begin to turn those teaching moments into victories over time.


Your fifteen-week climb to the 2021 CrossFit Open begins now. Print this sheet with the intention of calling upon its reminders regularly and buying into the kind of ideas that belong in your mindset through that climb.


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