1 of 90 back squats on Monday.

You may have noticed something from Monday’s WOD.  You’re sore.  Glutes, hamstrings, quads, hip flexors, etc.  You’re sore because your body encountered an unfamiliar stimulus and is now adapting.  Adaptation takes rest and recovery which are not the same things.  Recovery is comprised of massage, ice, ice baths, low intensity work like a 30 minute row, bike ride, or slow run, or gentle stretching.  I’ve found that I recover the fastest after a tough WOD when I come in and row for 30 minutes at a VERY relaxed pace and then spend 15 or so minutes stretching.  I’d say I recover faster doing that then when I completely rest.  So try this.  Instead of resting and doing nothing the next time a WOD makes you extremely sore try a low intensity session with some light stretching instead of a rest day.  Trust me, you’ll feel better.

27/June/2012 Wednesday WOD

Do a Tabata Interval of each of the following

Kettlebell Swings

Rest 1 minute

Toes to Bars

Rest 1 minute

Dumbbell Push Press

Rest 1 minute

You have one score today.  Your score is the sum of your lowest round from each movement.  You pick the load today.

Optional:  Run 1 mile for time after the WOD