Of course we had a great conversation about some of the burning fitnes questions of the day.
But this week Marcus also also had a very candid conversation about his injury and recovery.
One thing I love about doing this show is the fact that we get to the bottom of so many of the questions we all have about fitness with a little bit of fun tied in.
How is the recovery?
Crossfit Open week 1 what did you see? The events? The people? The Feedback?
-what is the open in a sentence?
the main issue with this WOD is grip. From hanging on the bar to the hang cleans to the rower — there’s just no clear way to rest your grip. And, at 20 minutes, most of us will begin to feel it long before the end of the WOD is in sight.
The first place to look for grip relief is with toes-to-bar. Once you begin to tire, you can switch to singles and give your hands a quick shake between reps. With the dumbbells, there’s hardly any way to get relief, except putting the dumbbell down to switch arms. If you do this, however, be sure to just shake your hands out quick and get back to it. As I discuss in the video, transition time is important in this WOD. Last, try your best to manage grip on the rower. It’s not easy, but the quicker you can get to your target calories, the less time you have to spend holding onto the handle.
Another key to success with this WOD is to minimize transition time — set up your workout area for maximum efficiency and the quickest possible transitions. You want to rank as high as possible, and a single second can put you up or down dozens, maybe even hundreds, of places.
Last, you need to find an optimal, sustainable pace
Q. aerobic vs anaerobic exercise what are we talking about?
Q. I have been doing lifting exercises and I notice that one side of my body is consistently weaker than the other, see this on the old bench, any tips?
Mental games and fitness, as a rule when are we ready to give up and when is the body ready? That is mental toughness, is there a rule of thumb?
More and more I am being told to maximise my running I need to add yoga. Liam Collins is all over this!
Benefits of a Consistent Yoga Practice For Runners Can Include:
- Improved Performance
- Reduced Risk of Injury
- Faster Recovery
- Improved Balance and Agility
- Improved Focus and Concentration for Competition
- Increased Strength and Flexibility
- Prevention of Sports Related Injuries
- Greater Range of Motion
- Improved Circulation
Check out the moves!
Q. I am working out with a team and several of the members are failing to progress, how do you talk to those people or do I move on?
What is our fitness worth this is a great talking point!
Signs of exercise addiction.
5 Signs of Exercise Addiction
1. Your workouts or training interfere with your relationships. This goes beyond friends or family giving you a little crap about how much you work out. The problem is when working out actually alienates you from those around you. You might consistently skip social activities/events or family obligations in flavor of working out. You might even start to resent anyone who makes you feel guilty about working out or tries to interfere with you getting more. Red flags should go up if the importance you place on training or the amount of time you spend working out is a constant bone of contention or causes your relationships to suffer.
2. Your workouts or training interfere with your responsibilities. If your workouts or training get longer (and I don’t mean like your long runs for marathons training get predictably longer every week) and you still can’t get enough, it’s an issue. And just like other addictions, over time it’ll take more and more exercise to get that same sense of satisfaction that you’re looking for. You may find yourself prioritizing your workouts over work or — worse yet — over sleep making it impossible to perform tasks around the house and causing your work or school performance to suffer. Excessive amounts spent on gym memberships or fitness equipment may make it impossible to pay your other bills.
3. Your workouts or training are prioritized above your health and well-being. Most of us start working out as a means of improving our overall health and well-being. But when your workout is more important to you than actually taking care of yourself — say like when you’re sick, hurt, exhausted, or burnt out — it’s time to reconsider. And while exercise is known to be an effectively strategy to combat feelings of depression, if the only times you feel good are when you’re exercising or immediately after, it’s time to consider whether working out is really helping you or just feeding your addiction. Anytime you find yourself engaging in a behavior that is directly or indirectly causing you physical or emotional harm, it’s time to seek help.
4. Your workouts or training aren’t yielding a higher level of performance. The great paradox with exercise addiction is that performance is not commensurate with the time spent training. An addict favors quantity and when all you care about is getting more workout time in, your performance will suffer. Unlike a well-balanced training program that involves periods of rest and recovery, an addict will try to go hard all the time and will have difficulty scaling back.
5. Your workouts or training are tied to your self-worth. Look, having physique or fitness goals isn’t inherently bad. The problem begins when you attach your self-worth to these goals. An addict loses perspective of their overall worth and tends to only see their worth in terms of the gains she makes (or doesn’t make) in the gym. And when gains slow or cease, self-esteem goes down the drain and it will manifest as self-hatred, disgust, anger, depression or agitation at the thought of missing a workout.
Thoughts on the Medicine ball exercises!
Q. Marcus any suggestions for dealing with DOMS!
Life skills kids are not learning and this is a problem!