We at Desert Devil CrossFit would like to thank everyone who served on this Veterans Day. Without your bravery & compromises, we would never be here to thank you today. Your footprints will always be followed when it’s time for us to protect the nation!
For this week’s overview of November 12th through the 17th we start Monday off with one of the Girls named WODs “Jackie”. This is a short but equally humbling workout that combines Rowing, Thrusters and Pullups to form one of the benchmark masterpieces from CrossFit HQ. On Tuesday there’s no need to have skills like Jackie Chan in “Rush Hour” to perform like a ninja on the Assault Bike, Lateral Barbell Burpees and Power Snatches. For Wednesday we continue to work on our Front Squat strength building to a Heavy Single with 3 Second Pause then the only chemistry lesson from “Breaking Bad” involved with Running and Front Squats would be on how lactic acid affects the legs. Thursday’s a bit different with “Pilocarpine” this vision blurring workout includes Rowing, heavy Dumbbell Snatches and Rope Climbs. Friday’s forecast comes with a strength session with Deadlifts then you have to be like a “Smooth Criminal” for AMRAP of Double Unders, Wallballs and Deadlifts to stay on pace. Finally on Saturday we will be hosting the I Got Your Six (CLICK LINK FOR INFORMATION), Cancer Awareness Workout & Fundraiser.
CrossFit can be defined as “Constantly varied, functional movement, performed at relatively high intensity.” Relatively is the key word there. Intensity is relative based on the individual, the workout, and the day. With fitness being a lifelong journey, all out intensity and sprawling out on the floor will not be sustainable everyday for the rest of time. That is appropriate some days, but just getting uncomfortable and working hard on other days is still very effective. We recommend that athletes show up 4-6 days per week combined with eating real food, not too much, mostly meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch, and no sugar. While Thursday is considered somewhat of a universal rest day, everyone has a different schedule and there are always athletes who still show up for class each day of the week. This is why Thursday’s programmed workouts are not typically “recovery workouts”.