Okay guys… LAST CALL FOR THE OPEN! 215 will be doing an intramural team event for the open. We will be dividing all members that are officially signed up under the Crossfit 215 affiliation (at games.crossfit.com) into 4 teams for the open. Each week we will rank all participants and score them by male and female. This event is for everybody–anything you do will contribute to your team! If you would like to be part of this 5 week event with 215 you have 48 hours (less actually) to sign up. Not only will this be an awesome event for the 215 family, but the winning team will go into a drawing for a 1 month free membership!!!
Workouts will take place on Fridays, during normal class hours. If for some reason you cannot make it during these hours, there will be a “make up” session at 1:00pm on Sundays. Please do your best to adhere to these times; If you have any questions please contact Micah.
In conjunction with The Open and the CrossFit Total approaching (2/28 & 3/15 respectively), here is a blog from Coach Julie regarding taking care of our bodies.
“The CrossFit 2014 Open starts tomorrow. Are you signed up? If not, you should be. And, if not then on Fridays you’re going to be doing the workouts anyways! This isn’t a post where I’m going to tell you all the reasons to sign up for the Open; but, this is a post where I’m telling you that you need to treat your body with respect during the next few weeks all the time.
As CrossFitters, we tend to come to the gym, get our workout on, do a little rehabilitative mobility and then get going. I’m here to tell you that isn’t going to cut it for the long term, especially if you plan on increasing intensity with something like the Open (and don’t forget about the CrossFit Total that’s happening on 3/15). The programming at 215 and your perseverance at working through it have prepared you for what you are going to accomplish in the next five weeks. Your dedication to healing your body post workout is what will carry you through it.
You’ve heard all of these things before: get plenty of sleep, drink plenty of water, eat nutrient dense food, get in a good warm up and get in a good cool down. Most people can check those items off of their list. What is lacking is stretching and mobility. A little bit of stretching goes a long way and a lot of stretching goes an even longer way. Mobility is the same thing. Take the time to get these practices in – grab the foam roller, the lax ball and the Voo Doo Floss bands. Grab a partner to stretch with. Grab a coach and ask them how to stretch a certain muscle. I challenge you to take 30 minutes after each Open workout and incorporate these practices.
In addition to all of the self-care you are going to start working on, I urge you to get some bodywork done. Some important benefits include decreasing muscle stiffness, fatigue and swelling, decreasing delayed onset muscle soreness, increasing blood flow and fresh oxygen to your muscles and increasing mobility. All of these qualities are important to have a working body, but especially so if you beat your muscles up a few times a week.
To get you through these intense workouts I’ve put together package massage deals: buy 6 massages for the price of 5 (that’s less than $1/minute!). Sessions include a conversation with me about what’s going on with your body, a massage catered toward your current needs and follow ups to see how you’re feeling. Check out The Working Body’s website for more details: http://theworkingbodytherapy.
This post isn’t just a shameless plug for my business. I truly believe that with stretching, mobility and regular massage your body will feel better and perform better. I know mine does and that’s why I got into this business in the first place. If all you take from these few paragraphs is to start treating your body better, then I’ve already accomplished a lot.
Good luck with the Open and CrossFit Total!”
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