Front Squat 21-15-9
–Increase weight each set
(good estimate would be 50%, 75%, 100% of body weight, and those are only parameters)
5 rounds of:
1 Clean, 95% of 1 RM
5 KB swings, heavy
NOTE: Bring pants on Wednesday for rope climbing work if you think you need them!
Pic 1: Kim & Brit workin’ hard
Pic 2: Recovery after a team WOD (which will show up at some point) at the BBS. Darrin Deaton (left, CrossFit Fort Worth), Koy Nichols (Center, CrossFit Deep), Ben Kelly (Right, CrossFit Performance): Side note about Ben: He is originally from Australia and a complete animal. Therefore I have come to the conclusion that he probably wrestles Great White sharks in his spare time…
*I had the chance to ponder some things this weekend, and as I sit here this morning completely wrecked from 3 days of sitting with 3 hard workouts thrown in, I can’t help but be reminded of the importance of rest & recovery. These are two things that all of us must take seriously or some serious issues can arise: fatigue, injury, burnout just to name a few. I didn’t get the chance to foam roll, or pop my fish oil all weekend, and I am definitely feeling its effects today. I have not been this sore in a very long while. So, just for a friendly reminder on a Monday morning, lets keep a close eye on our recovery and resting methods. Here are some helpful hints:
1. Good QUALITY sleep. It doesn’t matter that you slept for 8-9 hours! What matters is that you are feeling rested when you awake showing signs that you have had some deep sleep.
2. Stretching and foam rolling. I know you aren’t doing it. So after your morning and/or evening showers, stretch. Stretch after workout, stretch at your desk. All you need is a minute to hit your hamstrings so there is no excuse. Come into class a little early or stay a little later and hit the foam roller. We do this at the beginning and end of workouts MOST days so lets keep up with it.
3. Take a quality fish oil supplement. 3+ grams a day. Good companies are Nordic Narturals, Norwegian Naturals, Barleans, Natural Factors, Kirklands just to name a few.
4. Try cold showers and contrast showers. This is to help get rid of the trash that builds up in your muscles! And yes I realize cold water is uncomfortable but it really does help with the delayed onset of muscle soreness (DOMS). A good strategy for contrasting showers is 1-1:30 hot water and :30-1:00 cold water for 3-6 rotations. And maximum recovery is a full on cold shower.
5. Practice PROPER nutrition. Drop the bagel, get rid of the cereal, ditch the bread! For the love lets get of the grain train people. Follow these simple guidelines and you WILL have great success: Eat meat & vegetables, nuts & seeds, some fruit, little starch, and NO sugar.
-That’s all I have today. Now hit it hard for the next 3 days and get ready for Thanksgiving!!!