|Regardless of what your specific fitness goal may be, proper recovery is something you simply can’t ignore. Whether you want to put on lean muscle, burn fat, or improve your athletic performance, you need to be thinking about recovery.|
Remember, exercise isn’t actually what makes you stronger or fitter. Exercise is the stressor that provides the opportunity for these adaptations to happen, but the adaptations themselves actually occur during the time in between workouts when your body is RECOVERING.
No matter how hard you’re working towards your goals, if you aren’t prioritizing recovery, you’re cutting yourself short.
Don’t let all your hard work go to waste. Let’s learn how to recover better this month so that we can hit the ground running to kick off the second half of 2022 and make some real progress towards our health and fitness goals.
THE WEEK AHEAD:
Mon: Calories on Bike, Deadlifts, Deadbugs
Tues: Strength: Bench Press, Workout: 4 Rounds for Time: Up-Downs, DB Floor Press, Slam Balls, Air Squats
Wed: 3 Sets: Calorie Row, Rope Climbs, Sit-Ups, Double Unders
Thurs: Strength: Back Squat, Workout: DB Squats, Burpees
Fri: Strength: Lat Pull Downs, Banded Pull Aparts, Pull-Ups, Workout: Chest to Bar, KB Swings, 200m Run
Sat: AMRAP 30 Mins: “Red Light, Green Light” Handstand Push-Ups, Wall Balls, Hang Power Cleans, Box Jumps
Sun: For Time: Lunges, Sit-Ups, Up-Downs
#MAINLINEMONDAY; CFML’S HIGH POWERED OPEN GYM WORKOUT OF THE WEEK:
- 5 Rounds:
30 Wall Balls (-5 per round)
10 Weighted Sit-Ups (+5 per round)
1 Rope Climb
- Shorten the run or cardio equipment
- Lighter wall ball or lower reps
- Regular sit-ups
- 5 ring rows per rope climb or 2 strict pull-ups
Some advice from the coaches: Use the run as a jog to stay steady. The wallballs are where we want to push ourselves to hold on to the sets. The weighted sit- ups can be used with a plate or wall ball, use the momentum of the throw over head to stay moving. One rope climb should be smooth, about :30- :45, with 3- 4 pulls max, elites going for 2.
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Summer schedule in Wayne begins June 13th, 2022. See schedule posted at the gym for more information.
(Mon/Wed/Fri) 12- 2pm
#FEARLESSFRIDAY; CFML’S CALORIE TORCHING, MUSCLE BUILDING WORKOUT OF THE WEEK:
10/10 Single Arm Banded Lat Pull Down
10-15 Banded Pull-Apart
7-10 Strict Pull-Ups
-Rest As Needed b/t Sets-
ON A 4:00 RUNNING CLOCK…
12 Chest to Bar Pull-Ups
18 KB Swings (53/35)|(35/26)*
-Rest Remainder of Time-
Use the movements in the strength section to get the lats prepped and ready to tackle the Chest to Bar Pull-ups. During the workout push the pace and limit the rest until the 200m Run is over to have enough time to recover for the next set.
This triplet will get grippy and each set will be more challenging than the next. The Chest to Bar Pull-ups will be the opening act that will fatigue the grip and tire out the lats. Each round, athletes will have to fight to keep the sets consistent with limited rest. The KB Swings will further kill off the grip strength and each round it will become tough to hold on. The 200m Run should be a sprint to the finish but will be a welcomed break to the arms and hands.
Congratulations to Mike Petrizzo for placing FIRST in his 3 person team competition in the Atlantic Coast Classic. His team topped the podium for 50+ MMM team.
Feeling the burn from our chest to bar and upper body strength cycle Friday? Check out Josh Finley PT, demonstrating a very accessible stretch, from CrossFit Main Line Ardmore. See it here
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