WOD Tuesday, January 22

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You keep hearing your coaches tell you to foam roll.  You may be asking yourself,  but why?  What does the foam roller do and how is it helping me?  Here is some info about how foam rolling is beneficial to an athlete.

This awesome tool helps to break up the adhesions in your myofascial system, which is a web of connective tissue which covers all of our muscles and muscle fibers (among other things).  If we can make the the myofascial system healthy, we can help to make our muscles and joints healthy.  Foam rolling also helps to improve blood circulation through your muscles, tendons and ligaments.  With better blood circulation our body can exchange nutrients which improves performance and recovery.   The foam roller also helps to lengthen short or tight muscles that may be restricting movements.  The roller can help restore movement by improving soft tissue function by breaking down scar tissue and removing the junk that accumulates between  the various tissues in your body.

To benefit from using the foam roller it only takes is a few minutes each day. The more you do it, the less painful it will get and the more beneficial it can be to help heal and prevent injuries.

The ladies take over the 4:00 class!
The ladies take over the 4:00 class!

WOD

50 jumping lunges
10 power snatch (95/65)
10 push ups
50 jumping lunges
8 power snatch
8 push ups
50 jumping lunge
6 power snatch
6 push ups
50 jumping lunge
4 power snatch
4 push ups
50 jumping lunges
2 power snatch
2 push ups