Champlain Valley CrossFit – Competition: Thursday, December 6th, 2018

*A quick heads up for everyone. Dani and I will be leaving town next Monday, the 3rd for our wedding. In addition to us, two of our coaches will also be out of town. We’ve been able to keep almost all of our classes scheduled. With that being said, for those who have started coming in at off hours to train, please be mindful this will not be an option. The gym will be locked and closed most of the large gaps in class times, so PLEASE come train when classes are going on.

**Thursday, December 6th, CrossFit Burn will be cancelled at 4:15, and there will be no “Open Gym” time at this time. The gym will be locked and closed around 1:30 PM, and will open back-up around 5:00 PM for the 5:30 PM class. If anyone has any questions, please feel free to ask.

***Winter 2018 Holiday Schedule HERE

Active Recovery:

The goal should be as much as possible of the following below. Thanks to CrossFit Invictus for posting this.

A.
Aerobic Restoration
25-40 minutes of one of the following performed at 60-70% effort – easy, restorative pace:
* Swim (this is my first choice, and if you have an ocean, even better)
* Row (focus on mechanics, smooth and efficient with a very low stroke per minute pace)
* AirDyne (keep the pace conversational and relaxed)
* Cycling (get outdoors and enjoy the scenery as you ride)
* Hike (nothing crazy here, find a nice easy slope and go for a walk outdoors)

NOTE ABOUT ACTIVE RECOVERY – The activity selected must be restorative for you. It can also be an opportunity to work on a skill (like swimming or rowing), but the effort expended should leave you feeling energized at the end of the session, not depleted. I would also always prefer to see active recovery done as soon after rising as possible on the active recovery days. It’s an opportunity to start some blood flowing and aid your recovery.

B.
Mobility and Maintenance
* Choose 1-2 Thoracic Mobility Drills from Kelly Starrett’s Mobility WOD and spend 5-10 minutes with them.
* Choose 2-3 Lower Body Mobility Drills from Kelly Starrett’s Mobility WOD and spend 10-12 minutes with them.
* Choose 1-2 Upper Extremity Mobility Drills from Kelly Starrett’s Mobility WOD and spend 5-10 minutes with them.
– AND/OR –
* Body work from a licensed body worker (ART, Graston, acupuncture, etc…)

C.
Inflammation Maintenance
* This could be a lot of things, but think in terms of compression, contrast baths, salt baths, castor oil packs, etc….

D.
Nutrition Preparation
* Ensure that you have quality foods prepared in the appropriate quantities to fuel your efforts for the remainder of the week.

E.
Mental Restoration
* Different for everyone – could be meditation or could be gathering with friends; the key is to engage in activities that make your life full and help you recharge your batteries.

* Movements for Friday…

– Fitness – Push/Pull/Trunk – Thruster + Rope Sit-to-Stand

– Sport/Competition – Thruster + Rope Climb


For results post detailed weights, reps, times, thoughts, etc. for all work completed HERE

 

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