Friday, June 21
It’s the day before a competition for a lot of you, so what should you do?
We recommend moving a little on the day before you compete. Don’t do anything that will make you sore or really fatigued, but movement can keep you from getting stiff. If you are used to working out 5 or 6 days a week, your body will appreciate some type of activity. An easy run, row, or bike combined with body weight movements at a low intensity and not a lot of reps would be great.
Also, don’t eat anything you aren’t used to eating. Today or Saturday are not the days to try new foods or supplements. You don’t want any type of stomach issues on gameday so eat what you normally eat.
Try to get in bed early. You may be a little nervous so relaxing can be tough. But turning the lights and screens off an hour before you go to bed will help your body wind down.
During the competition, make sure you are getting some fuel through food and/or drinks. What you eat is very specific to the individual, but simple foods like fruits and bars are usually easy to digest and get down between events. Again, don’t eat or drink anything you aren’t used to consuming.
Pack your bag Friday night with all the stuff you may need - different shoes, tape, grips, etc… Bring a change of clothes or two just in case. It may be rainy or hot and humid and dry clothes (including socks and underwear) may come in handy. This will also make Saturday morning less stressful since you know you are fully prepared.
And speaking of being prepared - YOU ARE! You put in the work every day you are at the gym and that is what has prepared you to compete. You are ready physically, so don’t let you brain tell you differently! This is the time to have fun and put the months and years of hard work on display.
We are already proud of you for choosing to compete and test yourselves. Enjoy the day with your CrossFit community, give your best effort, and make sure you have a lot of fun along the way!
Workout for Friday, June 21
20 min AMRAP
12 Deadlifts (225/155)
7 Ring Muscle Ups
*Scale Ring MU w/ Bar MU or 7 Pull Ups + 7 Push Ups