Recovery Tip: Take at least 2 days off each week and 3 days off one week of each month. Recovery is when you improve performance. Over-training (under-recovery) leads to decreased testosterone and growth hormone – the two most important hormones in performance- and increases insulin resistance and cortisol. We mostly think of chronically over-trained athletes being in the endurance community. However, CrossFit is just as apt to lead to over-training as running, cycling, and swimming. While the duration of a Crossfit workout is shorter, the relative intensity is much greater. Stress and impact on joints (and more of them) and connective tissues are greater. The need for a higher quality, clean diet is no more or less (the endurance community eats on of the worst diets possible), but with CrossFit and strength training the protein requirements are typically higher for optimal recovery.
Take away: Sleep better, eat better, take better recovery days for better fitness.
7am-10am Open Gym
5pm-7pm Open Gym
Today we will have only open gym hours. Take advantage of all our recovery tools. Come in and use the sauna, foam roll, stretch, or do skill work.