Post by Liz
“Yoga is the fountain of youth. You’re only as young as your spine is flexible.”
The above quote by Bob Harper simplifies the idea that flexibility is an extremely important part of overall health. Considering that you are all members of Crossfit Vero Beach, I know that you place high value on your health and fitness. We all have spent countless hours driving our bodies through challenging and strenuous workouts in order to improve our fitness but, how much time do we devote to stretching?
After reading the above quote I started to consider its merit. I often refer to our gym as an ‘adult playground’ and if you think about a child running around at recess carelessly jumping, swinging, and running all over the place don’t you admire their ability to place their bodies in all kinds of awkward positions? They’re young and their bodies still possess the gift of limberness naturally. We, on the other hand, need to devote a percentage of our training time to stretching.
If you are anything like me, stretching is your least favorite part of working out. I would much rather be doing something cool like throwing weights around then sitting in a couch stretch. However, I have come to realize the value and importance of mobility. Performing well involves being able to move well.
So, what is a great way to improve your flexibility in a fun and relaxing manner? Why not take a yoga class? Incorporating a class or two into your training every week could contribute greatly to your overall training. There are many positions in yoga that would improve your ability to move in crossfit. Locally, we have many yoga studios. One of which I have attended offers’ karma classes’ which are donation only and open to anyone.
Workout of the Day
Every 2 minutes for 14 minutes (7 sets):
1 power clean + 1 hang full clean + 1 power position full clean
Three sets of:
5 strict HSPU
10 ring dips
10 dumbbell rows per arm
Three sets of:
10 dumbbell 1-leg straight-leg deadlift
10 hip thrust
10 Bulgarian split squats
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