Wednesday, July 25

The video below is a snippet of the CrossFit Competitors course and they are discussing recovery and some measures of how you are recovering. This specific part is about your mood.

Your mood can tell you a lot. We're all familiar with those hangry people. But if you are down, it's important to examine the other parts of your life to see why. Are you getting enough sleep? Are you eating enough nutritious food? Have you been training more than normal?

All of these things can contribute to you not feeling like you want to work out. (Plus a million other factors.) Either way, try to ask yourself why you are feeling the way you are.

Maybe you just need a break from the gym. Maybe you need to sleep in. Or maybe you just need to hang out with your friends and forget about things for a while. 

I think a lot of us fall into the trap of thinking that if we miss one day of working out we somehow need to make it up the next day. Your fitness just doesn't work like that. Taking a day off may be the best thing for you to get fitter and feel better.

Remember, he's talking to serious CrossFit competitors here that are training much more than needed for the average person, but these principles still apply. You should look forward to your workout and have fun with it. If not, take a step back to see why.

Workout for Wednesday, July 25
Jump Rope Progression Warm Up
1) Basic Bounce
2) Alternating Feet
8 Rounds of
30 Sec Max Revolutions
30 Sec Rest

Alternating DB Strict Press
Build Up with Good Position

7 min AMRAP
20 Double Unders (scale with 50 single unders)
10 Sit Ups
5 Burpees

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