Hey Vic City,
It's that time of year when most of us start to develop symptoms of a cold or flu. The weather is gross, germs are thriving, and the stresses of the holiday season sometimes might be just a bit more than our body is currently ready to handle. Believe it or not, our bodies are extremely smart organisms. Sneezing, coughing, and sore throats are our bodies way of telling us that something is up, and usually shouldn't be completely neglected. However, the common cold is something that we almost all experience on a annual basis, it can be a good time to take it easy, especially when it comes to our exercise.
There is a big difference between working out and physically moving our body. Working out, especially at the intensity that is the norm at CrossFit, elicits a stress response in our body, that when healthy provides opportunity for incredible fitness levels, but when our bodies are already at a war with germs and viruses, it might prove to be counterproductive in our quest for optimal health and wellness. Moving our body at lower intensities, such as walking, helps the body rid the waste that is making it sick in the first place.
If you happen to come down with a cold, as many of us do, listen to your body. You wouldn't lose all the gains that you worked so hard for if you take a day or two off the gym. Just make sure in the meantime, you are getting enough rest and proper hydration and nutrition. Also, make sure to wash your hands and any equipment to help stop the spread of any unwanted bugs.
Take care and enjoy the holidays!
Training Monday - Tuesday
Warm-up: 3 rds - 12 light russian swings, 12 air squats, 12 pushups
Skill: prep for power cleans, tips for the wod
WOD: What's your 20
This is a 20 min AMRAP and you will split work with your partner equally. Partner 1 will do a full round, then partner 2 will do a full round. Repeat until you get to 20 min!
Rx: 5 power cleans 105/155, 10 box jumps (20/24), 15 wallballs (14/20)
TG: scale weight as needed
FG1: 65/95, scale box height and wallball weight
Comp: 125/185, women's wallballs to 10'