Supplement adviceWe sell several different supplements at CFM, and people regularly ask me what they should be taking. There are a few supplements I encourage every CrossFitter to take (post-workout protein, fish oil, vitamin D) WITH ONE GIANT CAVEAT:
Supplements are meant to SUPPLEMENT a clean diet and good recovery practices like good stress management, plenty of sleep, mobility work & foam rolling.
Let's go back to basics. You can't crush a double-bodyweight back squat if your air squat form is crap.
I'm not saying don't take supplements. I'm just saying consider making some other changes to your routine and the supplements will help even more.
-Do you sleep 7 to 9 hours a night in a cool, dark room?
-Do you lead a relatively low stress life OR have a good stress relief routine? (yoga, meditation, daily devotional, etc)
-Do you eat a clean diet & drink plenty of water?
-Do you refrain from binging on sugar & alcohol?
-Do you do extra recovery work daily like stretching, mobilizing, foam rolling and/or yoga?
-And if you have a nagging injury, have you seen a doctor, chiropractor or physical therapist?
Just a few things to consider when deciding which supplements to take... it's just one piece of your health & fitness puzzle. Take care of your whole health.
Anna E. (left) & Mary Pat doing Bear Complex. Belated Happy Birthday to Mary Pat who turned 60 on Saturday!
Today's schedule6a: All Levels CrossFit- Rebecca
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Rebecca
8a: Open Gym- Jason
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Amy
4p: Open Gym- Jim
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Jim
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Jim
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Raul
8p: Open Gym- Raul
Workout of the Day (WOD)A. Dips: Weighted dips (work ups) or unweighted dips (ring, stationary or box)- 4 sets of 10. 3 min rest (MOBILIZE or foam/lax roll on breaks)
B. Death by burpees: Perform 1 burpee the 1st minute, 2 the 2nd minute, 3 the 3rd minute, and so on, until you can no longer complete the designated amount of burpees in a minute.
Score= last round of burpees you completed within the minute.
And coming tomorrow...A. Skill work: Handstands (handstand push ups, holds, walking, wall walks & climbs)
B. 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, reps of:
Power Cleans @ 75% of body weight