RECOVERY AND REST DAYS:

 

To optimize your crossfit training you need to follow a few recovery tips. Also, it’s good to take 2 active rest days during the week but they are active rest days. So don’t stay home on the couch watching Netflix eating pizza but go for a hike, easy 2-5 mile run, bike 10 miles or swim for 45 minutes.

THE 4 MOST EFFECTIVE RECOVERY TIPS:

 

  1. Sleep

Your body needs 7-9 hours of sleep every night. This helps to promote increased HGH and testosterone production so that you can build muscle during your Crossfit workouts. Also, sleep helps fight off illness. You don’t want to miss Crossfit due to a nasty cold or flu.

 

  1. Food

Eat real food not processed!! Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, a little fruit and no sugar. Stay away from diary and grains as they cause increased inflammation.

 

  1. Water

Stay well hydrated for muscle repair. Recommended 100 ounces daily.

 

  1. Mobility

Stretch your muscles out before and after a workout. Remember to come early to class and stay a little late. Use foam rollers and lacrosse balls to massage out your muscles. Try voodoo floss to stretch out tight joints in the body. Treat yourself to a massage every couple of months.