SALT, WHY ATHLETES NEED MORE (PART 1) · Athletes must consider that due to their increased activity and sweat production, they are at an increased risk for having to little sodium in their bloodstream (hyponatremia) during training and competition. · Adequate sodium balance is necessary for helping your nerve cells send electrical signals called action potentials, that signal your muscles to contract. · Adequate sodium intake plays an important role in absorption of chloride, amino acids, glucose, and water in the small intestine when trying to refuel the body post training. · Early warning signs of hyponatremia are similar to dehydration; including feeling weak, nausea, muscle cramps, disorientation, slurred speech, and confusion. When an athlete is in this state they often put themselves into a worse position because they think they are dehydrated and drink more water, which escalates their hyponatremia problem. · It is important for athletes who train at high intensities to get adequate salt before, during, and after exercise. Studies have shown athletes can lose 2 (or more) grams of salt per liter of sweat and athletes can lose up to a liter of sweat each hour · The recommended amount of sodium intake is different for athletes based on how much they sweat/how salty there sweat is. A good starting point is aiming for 8 grams of sodium per day. · Adding a ½ teaspoon (1000mg) of Pink-Himalayan Salt to your pre/intra-workout shake has been shown to increase stamina and endurance during training · Recommended Salt: Redmond Real or Pink Himalayan Salt because they both contain iodine unlike normal table salt. Iodine boosts the metabolism, the immune system, and fights cancer. #crossfit #crossfitathlete #crossfitters #crossfitter #crossfitgames #crossfitlifestyle #crossfitlife #crossfitopen #crossfittraining #weightlifting #strength #masqtraining #masqon

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WOD 180719 will test an athlete’s pull-up capacity. CrossFit Head Trainer, Matt Evans (CF-L4), discusses how to develop more control in the swing portion of a pull-up by trying the “Draw Bridge”. - 1) Athlete lays on the floor - tell them to relax completely. - 2) Place hands underneath their heels and lift - due to the lack of control (body tension) they will flex at the hip. Explain that this is the reason they are not controlling the swing. - 3) Next tell them to imagine they have a pea between their butt cheeks and they must try to squeeze the pea. If performed correctly their body will develop tension. - 4) As athlete continues to “squeeze the pea” coach places hands back under the heels and once again lifts them - this time they will raise like a drawbridge. - 5) Explain to athlete that feeling (body tension) is what they must feel during the swing phase. - 6) Have them jump back up on the bar and perform the swing. … @crossfit @mattevs7 #CrossFit #CrossFitTraining

Lesson plan for WOD 180719. - This couplet is a Hero WOD that combines a weightlifting and gymnastics movement to test coordination, stamina and grip. The dumbbell split clean load should allow for an unbroken first round and subsequent rounds to be completed with no more than 1-2 quick breaks. If load is the limiting factor, scale the load and focus on mechanics. The kipping pull-ups should be completed in no more than 3 sets per round. The reps should be scaled if the total volume causes significant breaks. - For all scaling options please visit @crossfitwod. ... @crossfit #CrossFit #CrossFitTraining

Thursday, July 19th, 2018 - 3 Rounds: 5 Strict Handstand Pushups 5 Strict Pull-Ups 10 Dumbbell Strict Presses 10 Dumbbell Bent Over Rows (each arm) 100 Calorie Bike 3 Rounds: 5 Strict Handstand Pushups 5 Strict Pull-Ups 10 Dumbbell Strict Presses 10 Dumbbell Bent Over Rows (each arm)