Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Workout of the Day

A) “Murph” Recovery Rolling
10 minutes of foam rolling

B) 6 rounds of 1:20 work:
6 Deadlifts @ 255/175#
Max Calorie Row
*rest 1:40 between rounds
*score = calories on rower

Recovery

Thanks to everyone that came out yesterday for Murph and our barbecue – we had a great time.

Hero workouts like Murph are fun and challenging, but they place an incredible stress on your muscles and nervous system. All of the workouts that we do serve to break down the muscle tissue in your body. This is a good thing – it forces your body to adapt and overcompensate for that training stimulus. So when your body repairs itself, it makes itself stronger and more resilient for the next time that you stress it with a workout.

But here’s the rub: if you’re not recovering properly outside of the gym, you’re pretty much wasting your time in the gym. Recovery is everything you do to allow your body to repair itself. Most important on the list are sleeping, drinking water, and eating. If you’re not doing enough of those three things, you are short-circuiting any chance of getting stronger and more fit.

If you feel like you’ve plateaued in the gym recently, evaluate your recovery first. Do you sleep hard, and for at least 8 hours per night? Do you drink enough water – enough that your pee is more clear than yellow? Are you getting enough protein to repair your muscle tissue? If not, you have no chance of thriving.

The video below is a commercial spot, but it gives some good tips on recovery nonetheless.

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