It all started from a friend, a colleague, a peer . . .
From being bored with the same routine, from plateauing time and time again . . .
I wanted to get healthy, I wanted people around me who cared . . .

They called it constantly varied, functional movements, executed at high intensity . . .

It's about taking the first step -

It's called CrossFit and I friggin' love it!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

To Rest or Carry On

It's always after the fight that we can look back and determine what has happened - as the saying goes - hindsight is 20/20 . . ..

Not our gym, but does this happen to look familiar at all?  It doesn't just happen at our place - it can happen anywhere, anytime, and speaks to the work ethic of thousands of people that take on arduous tasks, day in and day out.

On Tuesday night, a grueling workout consumed some folks, so much that, on Wednesday, nearly 88% of our clientele didn't show up.

That one statement speaks volumes to two distinct theories:

1)  That workout was brutal (both in the intensity that they brought and the workout itself)
2)  Your body potentially needed a rest

Now, this is not to say that if you showed up on Wednesday that you didn't work hard enough, cause you did.  That workout in particular gave you no choice.  I can say quite frankly that most folks who did and didn't show up yesterday did one thing that now shows how much you pay attention - when it comes to your body - you need to listen.

Any workout has the potential to incapacitate you - sometimes you grind through the pain of muscle soreness and sometimes you take the much needed day of rest - this is a good thing.  The true answer is to be honest to yourself.  There is no clear line that says if your muscles are tight or sore than you need to stay at home and ice.  There is the possibility that getting back to moving around and getting blood flowing to certain areas will help ease that soreness.

If you did take the day off, I hope you moved around a little, stretched a little and iced a little - it works wonders when it comes to recovery.

So whether you decide to rest or carry on, is a decision that only you can make, keep in mind it's your body, we are all different, but one idea is always the fact: be true to yourself.

- Coach Tony 

“Rest when you're weary. Refresh and renew yourself, your body, your mind, your spirit. Then get back to work.”
- Ralph Marston

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