Rest and Recovery

Today's Workout

Front Squat 3-3-3

Then

7 Rounds For Time

3 Front Squats 185/125
7 "L" Pull-ups

Top Performances: Lucas and Chris J. 245, Katie and Larisa 125. Then Chris J. 9:19, Sam D. 10:21.

Cristina post triplet

We work hard. Really hard. We get beat up, winded, bloody, and sometimes injured whether minor or severe. These are necessary evils that must be overcome on the path to fitness. Knowing when to take a rest day and do some light intensity exercise or work on mobility is an important way to help reduce the risk of injury. CrossFit.com recommends 3 days on 1 day off. This may be a little much for newcomers, as CrossFit is potent medicine. It is important to listen to your body and make it a point to rest when you feel totally beat up and drained (not just a little general soreness). Other factors that can aide recovery are getting adequate nutrition (especially post workout), sleeping regularly, and paying attention to muscle imbalances/flexibility issues and working to improve them. If you see your progress slowing or you feel chronically tired it may be time to take a good hard look at your lifestyle. Treat your body well; you only get one.

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