“Easy To Say/Hard To Do…”

Posted: July 10, 2015 in Uncategorized

From Freddy Camacho…

“Good news people! The heat wave is over. Those of you who took some extra days off or even the complete week off because it was too hot can now venture back into the gym. Be wary! Did you know your level of conditioning starts to deteriorate after 48 hours of not training? Don’t get caught in that vicious circle. You are doing great at coming to the gym on the reg, but you suddenly miss a few days. You come back and try and hit it HARD or the workout is just a particularly nasty one on that first day back. The next day (or the day after) you are so sore you think you need to take days off again. When you finally make it back to the gym, the vicious circle starts all over again.

How do you avoid falling into this trap? Well, the “easy to say/harder to do” solution is to not miss training days. Even if you can’t make it to the gym, try and find some activity that you can do rather than just sit on the couch and watch TV. Maybe you go for a walk/jog or you do some bodyweight movements in the living room while you watch the latest episode of Cupcake Wars.

Something else you can do to avoid the vicious circle…. Don’t be such a hypochondriac about being sore. You can still train when you are sore, even when you are REALLY sore. In the 30+ years I’ve been training, the one thing I can attest to hands down is that when I train while I am sore, I feel WAYYYY better afterward. Basically what I am saying is that using soreness as an excuse to avoid the gym is just that…an excuse.

I’m not telling you that you need to train every single day and never take a day off. That works for CrossFit Games athletes but not for the rest of us mere mortals. I’m just telling you to really work on your consistency and learn your limitations. I’ve probably written this 100 times over the years. Your CrossFit journey is not just about achieving physical fitness. It’s also includes learning about yourself mentally. What you can and cannot do when it comes to the mental side of a workout or a heavy lift. For me personally, the mental side is way harder to get better at than the physical part, but you can’t improve either while sitting on your ass being lazy.

I guess in reality, this post was just a really long drawn out version of me telling you to suck it up and get your butt in the gym…”

ALRIGHT… HERE WE GO!!!

MOBility: 3:30PM, 4:30PM & 5:30PM

Strength… Rest Day!!!

MetCon…

You Will Perform “Chelsea” For 10 Mins…

Rest For 1 Min…

You Will Perform “Cindy” For 10 Mins…

You Will Have 2 Scores… How Far You Got Through “Chelsea” & “How Many Rounds You Got On “Cindy”

First 2 Questions…

What’s Chelsea???

What’s Cindy???

So… The Goal For “Chelsea” Is To Complete 5 Pull Ups, 10 Push Ups &  15 Air Squats In 1 Min For (Today) 10 Rounds… If You Do… Your Score Is 10 Rounds… Now… Let’s Say Your Starting Your 7th Round, But You Only Finish 5 Pull Ups, 10 Push Ups & 2 Squats… You’re Done!!! You’re “Chelsea” Score Will Be 6 Rounds + 5 + 10 + 2… And You’re Done Until The 11 Min Mark… Then On “Cindy”, You Will Start AS MANY ROUNDS AS POSSIBLE In 10 Mins Of 5 Pull Ups, 10 Push Ups & 15 Squats With No Rest… You’re Just Moving For Those 10 Mins… The Rest Is Up To You… So Let’s Say You Get 15 Rounds + 3 Pull Ups… You’re “Cindy” Score Will Be 15 Rounds + 3 Pull Ups…

You’re Total Score Would Look Like This… 6 Rounds + 5 + 10 + 2/15 Rounds + 3…

Got It??? You Sure??? No??? Yea… Most Of You… Probably Not… Thank God I Have To Go Back To The VA Friday Morning Or You Guys Might Give Me A Heart Attack!!! LOL… Good Luck Coaches… I Know Coach Ivan Will Break This Down Piece By Piece By Piece… My Suggestion… Don’t Piss Him Off…

3…2…1…GO!!!

Mando

7.9.2015 WOD & Scores…

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