Nachdem wir in den letzten Tagen ordentlich gepusht haben (see what we did there?😬 ), widmen wir uns heute einer anderen, aber dennoch essenziellen Seite unserer Fitness - der Recovery und der Ernährung! Bleibt dabei und postet uns Bilder von eurer Recovery Session oder euren Kochkünsten in die Kommentare! Wir freuen uns drauf zu sehen, was ihr so angestellt habt!
Active Recovery and Meal Prep Day
When you train you are essentially causing trauma to your body; every time you exercise you are creating micro-tears in your muscles, which grow back stronger when they repair.
Without proper rest, there is not enough time for the muscles to grow back stronger. Active recovery should be gentle enough to prevent you from further tearing the muscle fibres that were torn during your last few days of exercise, but also “active” enough to get the blood pumping, which brings oxygen and nutrients to the targeted area and helps the body recover.
Move / Stretch:
That can be anything from going for a walk to doing light yoga / stretching / foam rolling or taking a chill bike ride—the key is to get up and moving…. get the blood pumping. If you get to see the sun outside, it will boost your good vibes!
It’s no secret. ABS are made in the kitchen baby. Today you have the time and the opportunity to think about what you want to eat and prepare your food for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
The next Meal Prep day will be on Sunday.
If you want to prepare for a whole week – go for it 👌👍
“Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat.” — Greg Glassman
Here is an example of 1 week of healthy eating, for inspiration.
If you have any nutrition questions, do not hesitate to contact 50° Nord CrossFit's own Nutrition Experts, they will gladly assist! 👇