Did you do the CrossFit West Houston Civil War: Racked and Loaded? You are most likely somewhat sore, maybe a lot sore. So what should you do. Here are some things to do:
Rest. Three or four workouts is a lot to do in one day. No need to rush to the gym or rush to workout again. Relax you earned it.
Ice Bath. Fill up a tub with cold water. Add ice. Sit in it for at least 5 minutes. Even just a cold water bath will help with recovery.
Foam Roller or Lacrosse Ball. There was a lot of work done yesterday. Agitate the soft tissue to work out any kinks, knots and left over lactic acid. Get the blood flowing so you can repair.
Massage. Treat yourself, go get a massage. Nice dark room. Soft music. And relaxing full body massage, sounds pretty good to me.
Relaxation Breathing. Breathe like babies do, through your diaphragm. Lie on your back, close your eyes, put your hand on your belly, slowly breath in and make your hands rise. Feel the stress leave as you slowly exhale.
We often see accessory work programmed consisting of trunk work, mobility, prehab/rehab, and even bodybuilding. Is this just to fill the hour, or is it important? Of course it is, and let me explain why! The fact that it happens to be at the end of the workout does not mean it is less important. […]
The law of individuality tells us we are all the same, but we are all different. We are all made of blood and tissue but how we approach things or respond is individual. Everyone will respond differently based on genetics, stress load, nutrition, and recovery. However, there are some general things that you can focus […]
On January 21st, CrossFit West Houston turned ten years old. Ten years in business is a pretty big milestone. Big milestones offer a time to reflect on the good, the bad and the ugly. Certainly, there has been all those things in the last decade, but from all of that there were lessons. The last […]
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