Hope you all had a nice relaxing weekend. Now that we offer Open Gym time from 11:30-1:30pm we are a 7 days a week operation. Many of you take advantage of the open gym time either on the weekends or during the week to get additional work in. CrossFit definitely advocates training weaknesses and additional skill/strength work to supplement your workouts but make sure you are giving your body enough time to recover. CrossFit generally follows a three days on, one day off cycle but that may not be right for everyone. The best approach is to listen to your body and respond accordingly. You may be able to do five days in a row of CrossFit but how productive is Day 5 going to be? Is it going to help or hurt your training in the long run? Getting enough sleep, mobilizing, and eating right can also help with recovery. I read somewhere that box jumps are an excellent indicator of overtraining/under-recovery. Basically if jumping on a 20″ box feels like you are scaling Mount Everest, it may be time for a day off.
July 21, 2014
Strength: Deadstop Sumo Deadlift 3-3-3-3-3