Get Loose and Enjoy 15 minutes of Hamstring and Hip Mobility.
Over the past week we’ve hit it pretty hard with intensity and higher volume. Our ability to sit up and maintain a solid core through the stroke has a lot to do with our hamstring flexibility and the work we do on off days to promote recovery and rebuilding of the muscle fibers we tear. Use today as an opportunity to stretch out and rebuild those hamstrings, increase your flexibility, and eat some good quality food.
Share your favorite mobility move, where you’re feeling it today, and how you mobilized!
Some friends doing something different on a Saturday morning! Competing against another gym!
Get out and do something different!
It’s to easy during the winter months and during training in general to become narrow-minded and trapped in a routine of the same old, same old. Sometimes we need to break the cycle, even if the cycle is going well, to refocus and make even more progress toward our goals. Today’s challenge is to enjoy some active rest and recovery. Get out of your gym or house and do something different. Go for a walk/hike, cross-country ski, run, bike, swim, play a game/sport, try yoga, walk up and down the stairs in your building, treat a friend to a hot meal, or simply stop everything, lay down for 5 minutes, and do nothing but relax and focus on your breathing without thinking about anything else.
If you have any revelations, great experiences, or you simply had some fun, share it with the community in a comment!
On Monday I had the privilege of attending the CRI Comp Girls practice. Both the Varsity and Novice teams competed for CrossFit Boston Tanks and kicked some but. They did 1 minute of squats and 1 minute of push ups. The winning score for both teams was 92! Awesome!
While waiting for the Novice Girls to finish racing each other in a van push competition, I was challenged to a Handstand Competition. I’ve been working on my hand stands, but my challenger crushed me. I think I might have held a hand stand for two seconds, but she obviously had some gymnastic skills and could hold it for more than 5 seconds.
I had a blast! Thanks CRI Ladies! I can’t wait to see you crush it this weekend at Regional’s and hopefully I’ll see some of you at Renegade Rowing in the near future!
So, without further ado …
Daily Challenge 5/16:
Challenge a friend to a Handstand Competition! Who can hold a handstand the longest? 3,2,1 Go!