Friday 130802

As Many Rounds as Possible in 10 Minutes of:
10 Power Snatches, 75# (55#)
10 Burpee-over-bar
100m Run

Post rounds to BTWB.

Good to see you back in here Ryan.

Reminder that 31 Heroes is Saturday.  Please sign up on MBO so we can plan accordingly.  Show up a few minutes before the time you schedule to do the workout as we will be starting the group warm up right on time.  Bring your friends!

Rest Days.

We need intensity to see gains.  How can you go 100% if you don't feel 100%?
We talk about recovery often, but how many of us actually make a conscious decision to recover or have the time to recover.  We all have extremely busy lives and just making it in for an hour a few times a week is sometimes difficult let alone allocating more time to recovering properly.  We work out so hard most days and wake up sore the next.  On days we wake up sore we are faced with two options; work out or take a rest day.  There is a third option, consider an active recovery day.  Active rest can be something as simple as playing basketball or tennis or taking extra time with a foam roller.

We tend to base our workout success on how sore we are, but what good is being so sore that it prevents us from working out for a few days?  Our bodies improve and adapt on the days we recover, so scheduling recovery time is vital to optimizing our performances.  The quicker you recover the sooner you can get back to high intensity workouts which leads to better gains and faster improvements.  In other words recovery is the key element to reaching or not reaching your goals.

Recovery is also important from a mental standpoint.  Even the most well conditioned athletes will burn out if they push the limits with their workouts and don't make a conscious effort to rest and recover.  Scheduling active rest days during the week allows you to really push yourself during your workouts knowing you'll be giving your body and mind time to recover.  Make a conscious effort to take recovery days and during those recovery days find different way to actively recover. 

So how do we put this in play?  Plan.  You know what a typical week looks like for you and when you'll be training.  You'll also have an idea as to when you'll need a recovery day so plan accordingly.  

Check out this article on Verve athlete Lee Zink! He's won defensive player of the week twice this season and is helping lead Denver Outlaws through an undefeated season on the way to their upcoming championship game!  We can't wait to see you in action again later this month!


  1. Trina R :

    I'm signed up for the 8:30 a.m. 31 Heroes tomorrow and am partnerless.  If anyone needs a partner, let me know!

Speak Your Mind