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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Sports Sports Sports!

Happy Wednesday BBCFers!!

So one thing that we need to talk about more and place a bit more emphasis on is one of the main components of Crossfit: continuing to learn new sports.

In the FAQ on crossfit.com: What if the WOD isn't enough (how often is that a problem?)

"Part of the crossfit philosophy includes pursuing/learning another sport or activity, and many crossfitters are also martial artists and competitive athletes in a variety of disciplines.
However, if you work the WODs hard, you will find yourself at an improved level of fitness, and for lots of us, the WOD is our primary "sport."
If you pursue another activity, you will need to balance your work/rest cycles and be sure to allow for recovery. Sometimes, you will need extra days off or to consider a WOD as "active rest" done at a lower intensity"

Pursuing and/or learning another sport may be helpful. Now that you can deadlift a ridiculous amount of weight and are in the base shape of your life, wouldn't it be nice to keep up with everyone in your soccer league or hit a home on your softball team? Playing some golf, hiking Mount Rose, ultimate frisbee or climbing- each work different parts of your mind and body and will make you a more well-rounded athlete! You may also notice a difference in your strength, agility and endurance since starting crossfit and it may make the sport even more enjoyable than before. Just something to think about..... :)

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