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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

CFHQ Rest Day


200 meter run

20 Sumo dead high pull

10 burpees

(3 rounds for time)

“People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, make them.”
George Bernard Shaw

Sleep is one of the most important parts of any workout regime (right next to diet). We should aim for 7-9 hours in a completely dark room. And when I say dark, I mean like cave-dark, "can't see hand in front of face" dark. In the most extreme cases this means getting blackout curtains and covering all the windows, removing all sources of lights including alarm clocks, smoke detectors and other LED's. This is, of course, the extreme end of things, what we'd settle for is 7 hours of uninterrupted sleep, in a quiet dark room. Most people assume that it's the length of sleep that matters, but the environment you're in also matters. If you're not getting those 7 good hours, try it for a week and see what happens. You might have to record your favorite shows, make breakfast the night before or find options that are quicker in the morning. More sleep is in the long run going to be better for you and better for your performance

Crossfit has had a tumultous relationship with the media, but the coverage is getting better. Here's an excellent piece on the crossfit games for a more mainstream media source.
Men's Fitness has run an interesting expirement. They had an intern do Crossfit for a month. Start here for his cocky introduction and check the archives for the rest of his story. I'm going to say that he drank the kool-aid.

Learn from his story, challenge your friends to try it for a month, even if they've already got a good program going for them. What have they got to lose?

1 comment:

  1. Interesting - I never new the media had a bad relationship with Xfit