Friday, August 5
CrossFit recently shared an interesting article regarding sugar intake in youth. A small study involving children 9 to 18 years old maintained the same structuring percentage of fat, protein, and carbohydrates in the subjects' diets. The major change was eliminating high levels of sugar with better sourced carbohydrates. The results were outstanding in a very short period of time. It's a short and quick read, and it might even make you think twice about what your eating and how sugar can impact your body. I know you're not children, but it's never to late to make adjustments to your diet! Below is a link to the article: Cutting Sugar Rapidly Improves Heart Health Markers
We've got a check-in with our timed mile today to start things off. We've been focusing on strength for the past few months with some running mixed in so don't be discouraged if your time hasn't drastically changed since the last time we ran a timed mile or if it's not your fastest mile time to date.
Stay tough mentally by erasing the negative thoughts in your head like "I'm terrible at running" or "This hurts so I'm going to slow down." Understand that your brain is great at confusing pain and intensity. Pain is an alarm of physical damage. If you are feeling legitimate physical pain and damage being done to your body then by all means, stop what you are doing. On the other hand, intensity is fatigue, stress, muscle failure, high heart rate, breathing hard, etc. You can push through intensity by pushing through your brain telling you to slow down.
While Derek Weida may say some ridiculous and offensive things, this quote from him recently sums it up perfectly: "The only time you grow, the only time you get better, is when you hit that point of wanting to quit and you keep going instead".
Give it your best effort and always remember: It never hurts to run a little faster.
Workout for Friday, August 5
1 mile Run
Shoulder Mashing and Mobility
"Angie" For Time: 100 Pull Ups 100 Push Ups 100 Sit Ups 100 Air Squats
25 min Time Cap