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July 22, 2009

Wednesday

WOD

Hang Power Clean
1×7

CFE Row 1 or 2k

About mid way through he talks about strategy

When we undergo the stress of physical exercise, our body adapts and becomes more efficient. It’s just like learning any new skill; at first it’s difficult, but over time it becomes second-nature. Once you adapt to a given stress, you require additional stress to continue to make progress.
There are limits to how much stress the body can tolerate before it breaks down and risks injury. Doing too much work too quickly will result in injury or muscle damage, but doing too little, too slowly will not result in any improvement.
Elizabeth Quinn writes about exercise and feels that sports medicine has a reputation of being reserved for professional athletes, but anyone who is active can benefit from understanding the basics of sports medicine. Here she speaks about recovery and rest days.

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  1. Nettie Reply

    Great video and great article. I enjoy reading the stuff you put up here, Mark. Pizza and cake for me last night = headache and no workout this morning. See you this afternoon!

  2. Tim Gagne Reply

    Nicole: So that’s what you do when I’m at work?! No fair!!!

  3. Richard Reply

    Another great article Mark! Thanks for reminding us about the importance of rest. I find the Crossfit workouts to be so fun, that I sometimes forget to prescribe myself “Off Weeks” where I can get out of the box and try other activities such as swimming, yoga, rockclimbing, etc.

    In fact, I think I may be due for a rest week fairly soon…

  4. Mark Lee Reply

    That’s a good point Richard-even subbing out some active recovery at the beach on these nice summer days can be useful now and then!

    Nettie 1. We missed you 2. you’re getting Nicole in trouble with a case of mistaken Identity:o)

  5. Littles Reply

    Nettie, so nice to work out with you the other day. I forgot your last name to friend you on FB. Rich, your profile can’t be friended, clicked on or found.

  6. Tim Gagne Reply

    Whoopps! pleese xcuse my dislexia, Nattie and Nicole! Can someone bring me some pizza and cake anyway?

  7. sarah lee Reply

    I will tim. As long as you share!

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