The recent heat wave, which seems to be in the final stages, and is hopefully the last of the season, has certainly served as another major hydration reminder. When we sweat, it’s more than just water, and over the last few days there’s been quite a bit of sweating going on. Yes, it’s important to drink plenty of water, but it’s also critical that you’re getting enough electrolytes and other nutrients. Electrolytes such as sodium and potassium are critical to muscle, brain, and bodily function.
Think of the warning signs of dehydration (headache, light headedness, nausea, cramping, etc.) like the fuel light on your car. We don’t want to see the light next to the “E” flashing on our dashboard, and we don’t want our body’s warning system to be set off either. Take care of yourselves. Fuel properly before and after every workout. If you don’t have fuel in the car you won’t have opportunity to crash the car.
3 Power Snatches
(70% best set power snatches)
9 Air Squats
Beantown Throwdown Mark your calendars for Sunday, August 12th, because we’re hosting our first competition here at CrossFit Fenway. If you’re interested in competing or judging/volunteering please e-mail Eric. Stay tuned for further details as the event gets closer.
Fenway Park Spartan Sprint on November 17th, 2012 the creators of the Spartan Race series are turning Fenway Park into a 1 mile Spartan Sprint obstacle course. It’s in our backyard, and rumor has it another local box is putting a team together, so let’s represent! Kevin Kittredge has agreed to lead the CrossFit Fenway team, so please contact him in the next week if you’re interested. More race details are available here.
Hyannis Hyball Invitational is a charity softball game being put together by CrossFit Fenway’s own Sean O’Connell to benefit the Big Brothers/Big Sisters organization. The event is July 28th at 10 AM in Hyannis, MA, and all of CFF is invited. Please check out HyannisHyball.com for more information.