CrossFit: When a CrossFit Recovery Workout Turns Into a Workout

I wanted to do a run after my regular workout, and I was thinking an 800 m run would

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suffice.

Well, there’s a workout I have been wanting to do all week that is 2 rounds of a 400 m run and 21 thrusters (a front squat into a push press) at 65 lbs.

Why not do this one, I thought.

Not the best idea. Even though I love thrusters, after DT yesterday (a CrossFit Hero workout that involves deadlifts, hang power cleans, and push jerks at heavy weights), it wasn’t the best idea. Luckily, it was a short workout.

3 Lessons Learned from Recovery Workouts

  1. Make sure your recovery workout is just that: a recovery
  2. Listen to your body: don’t overdo it
  3. Make it light, easy, and fun

The best part about working out is how you feel afterwards. Enjoy the work, but then celebrate the accomplishment!

We All Need to Crush a WOD Every Now and Then…

The workout of the day (WOD) was 100 double under buy-in followed by front squats and burpee box jump overs.  I did really well and did the double unders unbroken.

Before this, I was feeling blah.  Workouts were tough.  Getting to the box was tough.  Everything was tough.

Crushing a WOD boosted my confidence, and I left feeling a thousand times better.  I left looking forward to the weekend and some rest days and ready to hit the box on Monday all in.

CrossFit is tough.  There’s no question about it.  It wears you down.  You go through seasons where it’s everything inside of you just to get to the box and go through the workout.  There there’s the opposite spectrum where you’re gung-ho, ready to conquer every move thrown at you.

Perseverance.  Grit.  Determination.

These are the characteristics that define CrossFit and the people who do it day-in and day-out.

And it’s when you perform your best that gets you through when you barely perform at all.

So relish those WODs that reinforce why you do CrossFit.  They are few and far between, but we all need them.

Because when you crush one, your day is infinitely brighter!