Tommy V

Hi all

As me and the family have been struck down by a contagious stomach infection I thought it would be best if I stayed away from the Box. So you will have a new coach today. He's been working hard at getting himself qualified and skilled up. You will see more of him going forward.

Given that I am at home resting I thought I could remind you all about the importance of  REST. It almost goes without saying that our human bodies require rest. That's why we go to sleep. Our bodies can actually last longer without food, than it can without rest.

For busy parents obtaining adequate rest definitely feels like a luxury. The last time I remember a beautiful and unbroken 8 hour sleep was 3-4 years ago when Nat and I were on holidays in New York. After sleeping for that long I felt 18 years old again!

It will allow you muscles and nervous system to recharge. It will put you in a good mood and give you more energy. Ongoing sleep deprivation is linked to an increase risk of heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke, obesity. Sleep triggers the release of hormones that support growth and development. It also strengthens our immune system to fight off sicknesses.

For anyone aspiring to improve their fitness, obtaining adequate rest is fundamental. We can have our program in place, our nutrition in place - but if we don't get enough rest - we will function below our best. Many of you like to work and train and run and swim and travel and socialize. That is great. In fact your energy is contagious. I would just like to remind you of the importance of rest and sleep.

When was the last time you took a voluntary rest from work and training?

Today's workout:

Tommy V, 2015 CrossFit Regional Games Event 2


10 Thrusters (pick lighter load)
10 Pull-ups
10 Burpees

For time

21 Thrusters (50/35kgs)
12 Rope climbs

15 Thrusters
9 Rope climbs

9 Thrusters
6 Rope climbs

*16min cap