06.10.13 – Monday WOD

Strength

7X1 Snatch up to 80% – rest 60 seconds, no higher than 80%

Conditioning

12 minute AMRAP of:

7 Power Clean & Jerks @ 135/95#
14 Front Squats @ 135/95#
Run 200m

Beach WOD – Saturday, June 15th at 9:00 AM

Get ready to have some fun, but work hard! We are still finalizing the WOD, but be prepared to work in teams to accomplish movements such as burpees, swimming for distance, running, and mountain climbers. You will get wet and sandy, so be prepared.

  • Where: The Undertow Beach Bar, 3850 Gulf Blvd St Pete Beach, FL 33706‎
  • When: June 15th at 9:00 AM
  • Post WOD: Fun in the sun with our awesome CF 727 community! :)
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No, these aren’t jazz hands, they are supermans! Trust us, pull-up clinic participants understand!

CrossFit Myth #3: I need to train hard EVERY DAY to get stronger and continue to improve. Resting is for the weak.

A lot goes into assuring your body properly recovers after intense workouts (sleep, nutrition, hydration, mobility, etc..). However, it is a common misconception of both long-time and new CrossFitters that they need to train hard and/or work on skills every day of the week to improve their performance and get stronger.

Most people find themselves wanting to be at the gym as much as possible. They’ve discovered something new and exciting and are driven to see gains in that new endeavor and see them quickly. What they don’t realize is that most physical gains come from rest days. Whether it’s the high reps of pull-ups or the heavy squats, you are breaking down the muscles in the body, this is a good thing BUT only if we allow those muscles appropriate time to rest and regrow. Most tweaks, strains, pulls and injuries in programs come from overuse which can easily be avoided by getting on a relatively strict schedule of work and rest days. By doing this you will allow your body the appropriate amount of training and recovery.

Take a lesson from coach Tripp! He is an expert at true recovery on rest days. We caught him in the act.
Take a lesson from coach Tripp! He is an expert at true recovery on rest days. We caught him in the act with his friend, Whiskey.

Below are a few simple things to take into consideration:

  1. Have a plan. Put yourself on a set schedule that allows at least 2 rest days for every 7-8 days. For example, Ryan likes to work out on the weekends, so he rests every Monday on Thursday. With our box’s hours, Sunday is the only day we are closed, so you could schedule, for example, Sunday and Thursday rest days. We do believe it is good to set a plan and consistent schedule for these rest days. Almost like clockwork, every week you should know how hard to push yourself and when to rest. Knowing when your rest days are coming allows you to push harder during those work days and, trust us, you will be looking forward to having those rest days!
  2. Be willing to take an impromptu rest days if you’re feeling really beat up. Also, be willing to add an additional work day if you’re feeling fresh, but try to stick to the basic template of at least 2 rest days every 7-8 days.
  3. You can still come into the box on a rest day. Grab a foam roller, or band, or lacrosse ball and spend that time mobilizing. YOU CAN NEVER MOBILIZE ENOUGH!!!….and you can never be at CF727 enough, so come on in, chill out and support those that are on work out days.
  4. REST DAY MEANS REST DAY!!! Rest day DOES NOT mean “ACTIVE REST.” Working on handstands and pull ups is NOT rest. Rest days are for recovery, eat some good food, get some additional sleep, mobilize sore/tight spots, buy a puppy, read a good book and further your knowledge but REST!

Moral of the cracked myth is simple. Training week to week and flying by the seat of your pants is NOT the path to full potential. Get yourself on a schedule, work 110% on work days and rest 110% on rest days. If you need help regulating,  DO NOT hesitate to ask Ryan or Dana for more information or to help get on a schedule.

*Article adapted from Endeavor Crossfit

05.21.13 – Tuesday WOD

Strength

7 X 1 Hang Snatch – heaviest possible, rest 60 sec.

Conditioning

For time:

50 Double-Unders
30 HSPU (reg standard)
20 T2B
50 Double-Unders
20 HSPU
15 T2B
50 Double-Unders
10 HSPU
10 T2B

Announcements

  • Visit our Facebook page and RSVP to our Memorial Day Pool Party this Sunday at 1:30 PM. Hope to see everyone there.
  • Memorial Day Hours will be 7:00 AM and 8:00 AM only.
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Tom and Brett love wall ball! 🙂