WOD:   7/05/16

 

Double "Nate"
Complete as many rounds in twenty minutes as you can of:
4 Muscle-ups
8 Handstand Push-ups
16 Kettlebell swings 70/53-lbs.

 

 

 

Rest!!

I know we all love Crossfit and try to come in every single day even when are bodies are telling us we shouldn’t. I always catch myself saying that today I will take the day off from the gym and just relax and let my body heal. Then like normal I feel guilty about missing out on seeing everyone in the gym and thinking I just missed a great workout. We need to avoid this situation at all costs. It’s essential to take a day off and rest your body from these brutal workouts. Rest days are just as much as part of training as anything else. You need to let your muscles recover in order to see the results you are looking for. It’s different for everyone someone might take a rest day every other day or go two days on one day off it all depends on the person and what your body can handle. Find what works for you and stick with it! 

Here is a great article from box life magazine about the difference between active recovery days and rest days : http://boxlifemagazine.com/active-recovery-the-difference-between-rest-days-and-recovery-days/

 

 

Written by Jesse Gunnell