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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Hang Power Clean 1-1-1-1-1-1-1

y is another part of the puzzle we call performance here. Recovery is a multifaceted concept which encompasses quite a few things. Sleep we've talked about, nutrition has been covered. What else can you be doing to enhance recovery?
Fish Oil- I like the Costco brand, but you want to find anything high in Omega-3's and low in Omega-6 and 9. It helps lower inflammation from exercise and is very good for your heart. Chace knows much more about this than me and he's the one to talk to.
Cold- Ice baths are great, if you can find that much ice. Another option is contrast hydrotherapy. This is the alternating use of really cold water and really hot water. It's easiest to do in the shower, which you should be doing anyways. It's pretty simple: go as cold as you can for around 30 seconds (or as long as you can stand it), than go hot til you regain feeling. Repeat that cycle around 4-6 times. If I had a particularly brutal workout I'll hyrdotherapy that night and see decreased soreness the next morning.
Time Off- If you've been hitting it really hard and you've got some nagging injuries or just feeling generally wore down. Take a day off, take a week off. If you're not sure ask us. If you're not prepared to go fully off Crossfit, we can do a week of lighter intensity, less loading, more skill work.

1 comment:

  1. Hey this is Stacy with Crossfit North Fulton. Just wanted to invite you to compete in the Georgia Fitness Challenge hosted by the Atlanta Area Crossfit Affiliates on August 1st at the Cobb Galleria. Should be lots of fun and there will be a lot of non-crossfitters there too. Time to show your stuff! Check out http://www.atlanticsportsevents.com for more info!