Fitness and Performance: 3 x 5 Linear Progression
Back off a bit from last cycle and plan to hit your 5RM for 3×5 in week 8.
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AMRAP 10 Minutes:
30 Wall Balls
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Nishi U. visited CrossFIt Recursive in Madison, WI with her parents who just started CrossFitting. Check out her recommendation for the gym in Travel Gym Recommendations (scroll to the bottom), and post one of your own!
Showers/Bathrooms Unavailable at 608 Today
We’re experiencing some plumbing issues and unfortunately cannot offer shower or bathroom services at 608 today. We’ll keep you all updated on their status as the issue gets resolved. Sorry for the inconvenience!!!
News and Notes
- Amanda Mc. wrote an article for About.com called “How to Start a Business With No Money,” featuring our very own Captain Osorio.
- If You Haven’t Filled Out Our Feedback Form Yet, We’d Still Love to Hear From You. We have an online feedback form where you can let us know about your experience at CFSBK. We want to know what you like, what you don’t like, and what you’d like to see in the future.
- The Spiking Tacos have their fourth volleyball game tonight at 8pm at Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 5. Come cheer for them, as they are ranked 2nd in the “Social League” division.
Beat the Heat
By David Osorio
Originally posted on 6.27.2010
You’ve no doubt noticed that it’s getting hotter in the gym as we creep into our sixth summer at Degraw Street. This change of environmental conditions comes with some new responsibilities of which we all need to be aware. The two biggest risks when working out in high or humid temperatures are dehydration and heatstroke. Dehydration occurs when your body loses more water than it requires for normal functioning and heat stroke occurs when your body temperature rises faster than you can regulate. Both of these conditions are very serious and can lead to sickness and even death in extreme cases. That being said, you can do a few simple things to make sure you’re safe while working out:
1. Hydrate! Drink cold water before, during, and after you exercise. We have water pitchers in the fridge for everyone’s use, and we encourage everyone to bring their own reusable water container but also have cups available if you forget yours or don’t own one. Try to drink water at regular intervals. You want to be taking in more water than you’re losing so don’t wait until you’re thirsty to start chugging.
2. Listen to your body! If you’re feeling lightheaded, dizzy, nauseous, begin to cramp or display anything resembling fever symptoms, it’s time to stop, cool down, and hydrate. Sometimes during hard workouts we try to “push through the pain,” but remember that putting yourself at risk in order to shave off an extra :15 seconds is both dangerous and contrary to why you’re here in the first place—to get fit!
We also have ice in the freezer available in both cubes and cups that you can grab to eat, rub on your body (head, neck, chest, armpits…), put in your drinks, or throw at Noah.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask one of the coaches or post in the comments!
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