Is it summer yet?! It sure feels like it. Be sure your drinking plenty of water before coming in to workout. If you feel dehydrated it’s already too late. It takes hours before your body can fully recoup. The rule of thumb is to drink half your body weight in ounces (ex: If someone weighs 180lbs, they should be drinking 90oz. of water a day, and that doesn’t even take exercise into consideration).
Losses in excess of 5% of body weight can decrease the capacity for work by about 30% (Armstrong et al. 1985; Craig and Cummings 1966; Maughan 1991; Sawka and Pandolf 1990). CrossFitter need to drink even more water!
CrossFit Endurance advice on Hydration: video
Wednesday’s Workout (April 17, 2013)
Complete as many rounds as possible in 15 mins of:
- 15 Med Ball Cleans
- 10 Medicine Ball Burpees
- Run, 200m
Thursday’s Workout (April 18, 2013)
5 rounds for time of:
Row, 250 m
25 Kettlebell Swings, 2/1.5 lbs
Rest 2 mins
Skill: Hand Stands