This post is aimed at new athletes, or those that have taken some time off. We will discuss the best (and the worst) things you can do after your WOD.
To assist recovery:
1. Eat well. You can time your carbohydrates and protein according to when you train, if you wish to maximise building lean muscle mass and muscular repair. For more on this please see
link.springer.com/article/10.1186/2193-1801-3-369 and www.theboxmag.com/box-nutrition/nutrient-timing-for-optimal-performance-9616
2. Stay hydrated. Yes we do lose some fluid when we WOD therefore,, athletes require more water than a sedentary person. We like to aim for about 3lt daily.
3. Take a magnesium supplement. Magnesium is important for over 300 enzymatic reactions in the body and our soil content has drastically decreased. We love Biocueticals Ultramuscle ease in forrest berry and take it before bed. We also spray our Salt Lab liberally! www.saltlaboratory.com/
4. Keep moving! We offer yoga to help our athletes recover post WOD, however there are many places to get your Om on and theres always ROMWOD. If you have a desk job and sit for extended periods of time, try to stand up every half hour and stretch as much as you can through the day.
5. Be consistent. Get up at the same time each day and if you need more sleep, go to bed earlier. If you trained on Monday, show up again on Wednesday at the latest. Consistency and habit will yield results. Smashing out one WOD each fortnight, simply wont.
We all fall out of routine at times, but nothing worth having ever comes easily. We believe that health is possible for everyone in our local community and that the fastest way to achieve fitness and strength is through CrossFit.
CrossFit is for everyBODY.
Coach Sares writes most of our posts in her spare time ;)