It’s Hero Week at CFUV. Every workout this week will be done in honor of those who have given their lives in service to our country. This is the one week a year where we encourage everyone to come every day. However, since Hero WODs are more difficult than your average WOD and can be hard to recover from, we encourage you to take care of yourself by doing the following:
Drink lots of water
The general recommendation is to drink at least 3 liters of water per day, but really you should aim for at least a gallon. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to start drinking; if you’ve reached this point, you’re already dehydrated.
Go to sleep
Turn off the TV and get 7-8 hours a night. You should always be trying to get enough sleep, but it will be even more important this week in order to help you recover from the extra work you are doing.
Eat good food.
Lots of protein and enough good carbs to fuel your workouts. Fruits and vegetables too, because those micronutrients are important. If you have more questions about what you should be eating, talk to a coach.
Take care of your hands
We will be starting the week out with “The Don”. This Hero WOD has a ton of work, and lots of that work will be done on the pull-up bar. If you rip on Monday, it will make the rest of Hero week much harder for you. Read this article if you need ideas on how to take care of your hands. Or talk to a coach. http://www.tabatatimes.com/prehab-hand-maintenance/
Scale the workout if needed
These workouts are long and some of them are heavy. We want everybody to do their best to finish and Rx these workouts, but not if it is going to hurt you. Listen to your coach and their recommendations.
We encourage everybody that is doing their own programming to join the regular class and participate in Hero Week with the gym.
This is one of our favorite weeks of the year here at CFUV and we look forward to honoring our fallen heroes as a community. See you all this week!