-Big day at CFHV! In fact, it was our biggest day in attendance ever! We’d like to thank the 115 Volts & Vixens who came to workout Wednesday, put everything on the line, tested themselves, and left here healthier, fitter, and happier than when they came in! Yeah Buddy!
We’re going to do another ‘informal’ WOD this next Tuesday at 6pm…all the ladies in the house, be there!
Breathing: -How often do you find yourself out of breath during a met-con? Is it very frequently you find yourself stopping, not because you lack sufficient strength for another rep, but because you just cant breathe!? A very commonly overlooked skill in training is proper a breathing technique. Yes, we all know how to breathe; however, with all the distractions in and around you while training, many times proper breathing falls by the wayside.
There are two sides to the breathing aspect of a met-con; the physiological demand for o2 and the mental benefits of concentration. As the work output of your body increases so does the demand for oxygen, most of the time we fall behind this demand and we call this “o2 debt”. Much like the involuntary purging after you drink a gallon of milk your body protects itself from what it thinks is over working by hyper-ventilation(excessive breathing). So the skill is to be able to keep your breathing under control as your o2 debt increases.
If you’re having a hard time getting your breathing under control there is a simple strategy you can implement the next time you are training. The strategy is to pick a point in the movement to exhale and another to inhale. For example, when doing burpees try inhaling when you’re on your feet and exhale when you’re on the ground. You should always aim to get a breathe per rep while performing a met-con. Holding this tempo will help to prevent your body from hyper ventilating and keep your breathing under control. Additionally, while concentrating on breathing (and hopefully on technique as well), there is less mental energy to spend focusing on how terrible you feel or how you think you might need to stop and enjoy the physiological benefits of proper breathing and pushing the thought of stopping one step further from your mind.
Remember, it’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen!- Coach Tyler
A. Push Press
B. Mini Bear Complex
5x through, 5 sets, going up in weight each set.
Power Clean, Front Squat, Push Press/Jerk, Back Squat, Push Press/Jerk, repeat.
C. 2 Min Max Push Ups Test
Level 1 CrossFit
Skill: Medicine Ball Clean
WOD: 5 Rounds for time
200 Meter Run
15x Med Ball Clean
10x Push Ups