Wednesday: Are We Recoverings Hard? Pt 3
[Our Level 1 CrossFit class – specially designed for beginners & newbies to learn the proper foundation for years of fitness training!]
A few months ago I published this blog where I talked about how ridiculous of a time I have falling asleep at night.
So…late at night (because I was up ya know) I started ‘researching’. Like wikipedia & stuff. Nothing but the best for me.
Then…when that did not help at all I decided to practice what I preach. I turned to my smarter friends – Nathan Holiday & Nicole Bowers for some help.
If you guys don’t know them Nathan used to do the programming for the NLI is an OPT Coach and he and I do programming for boxes that want to raise their game. Nicole is a molecular biologist and was the lady in this video I sent out yesterday about Health Starting at the Gut and also own a CrossFit box.
They’re the ones who initially got me on the track of ‘Magnesium Zinc and Niacin’ for healthy sleep patterns.
The second thing they emphasized was how important during rigorous physical training that if we sleep around 1/3 or so of our 24 hour day that we need to maximize recovery during this. And then they told me about Night Time Recovery.
If you’re like me (and aren’t we all?):
- Someone who regularly exercises or participates in high intensity training (who us?)
- Someone who wants to improve your training regimen
- Or are getting older and want to build and retain lean muscle mass
Then you might want to check out NTR (Nigh Time Recovery) – we started carrying it at the box!
- Enhances muscle growth repair and recovery when taken after training
- Supports the production of growth-related hormones naturally produced in the body
- Helps the body withstand and respond to physical stress during and after training
- Enhances energy production helping the body to sustain higher workloads before the onset of fatigue
I’ve been personally taking this for over 3 months and I love how rested & recovered I feel in the morning after hard training sessions.
I gave some to Coach Dan to help him handle & recover his heavy competition load – he now calls it his ‘Game Changer’.
Best thing that happened – we were talking about NTR and our Oly Coach Emmy says ‘oh that’s what I took during the 08 Olympic Trials to get through crazy training cycles!’
And that pretty much settled it for me that High Voltage would start carrying it.
If you’re happy with how you’re sleeping recovering and performing during every WOD then that’s great
…but…. if not – we’re carrying it now at the box for you –
Deb’s already grabbed hers and is getting a jump on more PR’s.
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Skill: Back Squat Sets of 5 reps; 30×1 WOD: 4x Through; 30 sec on 30 sec off Row (for cal) Hand Release Push Ups Sit Ups Russian KB Swings
Skill: Back Squat (20 min) 1 6 1 6 1 6; no tempo rest 2 min betw sets WOD: Just Keep Moving . 30 sec on 30 sec off x16 -Row for cal -Dips -Toes to Bar -KB Swings -then back to row
A. Back Squat (20 min) 1 6 1 6 1 6; no tempo rest 2 min betw sets B. ‘Just Keep Moving’ aka map1 30 sec on 30 sec off x16 -Row for cal -Dips -Toes to Bar -KB Swings (Heavy) -then back to row