Rest and Fat

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Molly, perfect pushup form.

Are you feeling run down? Tired? Sore and beat? The odds are you are not getting enough rest and enough fat.

By rest I mean good sleep, not time on the couch in front of the tv. A hard training CrossFitter should be shooting for 8 hours a night. Try to have your bedroom as dark as possible, no bright clocks or blinking modems for example. Don’t drink caffeine before going to bed and don’t go to bed hungry either. Have a small snack, about a block if you are on the Zone (and why aren’t you?) a half hour before hitting the sack. Sleep is important, folks. I know that it is hard to commit to a good night sleep every night, but your body, and your workouts, will thank you for it.

By fat I mean good natural fat, not deep fried twinkies from the Boardwalk. We need fat to survive. It’s as simple as that. And CrossFitters need a lot of it. If you are Zoning (hey, why aren’t you), you should be doubling if not tripling your fat blocks. Still run down? Quadruple the fat. If you aren’t on the Zone (get on it), the easiest way to get a lot of fat is to eat a handful of nuts with every meal. Avos and olives are good too, but one can only eat so many olives and avos are not cheap, so thus nuts.

Take your nutrition and rest as seriously as your training.

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Workout:

5 Rounds

15 Deadlifts

12 Hang Power Cleans

9 Front Squats

6 Push Jerks

Gents use 135#. Ladies use 85#.

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