Today is a scheduled rest/recovery day, but don’t worry! We are open and running on our normal schedule. In today’s CrossFit group classes, you’ll have the option of doing either yesterday or tomorrow’s programming, which can be found in the comments section of today and every Rest Day’s post.
Presenting the CFSBK Update Show with your hosts Coach Brett and Coach David! Each week they’ll recap the Intramural Team Competition standings and highlight the best individual results. Join us tonight starting at 5:30pm for Friday Night Lights as we take on Open Workout 19.2. Sign up for a heat HERE!
Envision Your Open
By Chris Fox
I’m writing from Oaxaca, Mexico, where Jess and I have been spending a few days away on vacation. Something came up this week on the LFPB Challenge Facebook group that seems to be good fodder for us to consider. The 4 statements below, which I’ve seen time and again to be true, can be helpful jumping off points for taking action or simply for reflection.
- What (and how) you eat affects how your body and mind feel.
- How your body and mind feel affects your performance.
- How you perform affects how you feel.
- How you feel affects what (and how) you eat.
See how that works?
If you’re doing the CrossFit Open, whether at Friday Night Lights or during a regular group class, your nutrition is one factor that will have an effect. Think about a few ways this could go for you.
What happens if I come into class______?
- Tired and hungry.
- Stressed out and anxious.
- Well fed and rested, anxious to do the workout.
- Hungover, still able to taste those three 3am slices of pizza.
- Still digesting that low-carb, double-fudge-chocolate-chip protein bar.
Even if you’re NOT doing the Open or don’t necessarily care about athletic performance, you can probably find some area of your life to relate this to.
Here’s an assignment to work on. You’re strongly encouraged to share if you’re up for it. Write a few sentences for each of the below. Tell someone you trust. Or post them right here in the comments. Or burn your answers after writing them!
Describe the worst possible scenario for an Open workout, for you. What are the 24 hours surrounding it like? What specifically happened? What steps did you take that made it so awful? How do you feel after?
Now, describe the best possible scenario for an Open workout, for you. What are those 24 hours surrounding it like? What specifically happened? What steps did you take that made it so awesome? How do you feel after?
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