How’s Your Challenge?

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The Kickstart Your Fitness Challenge is in full swing. How are you doing with it? I hope you are using your home worksheet to keep track of your points. We will check these at the end!

One of the biggest issues I find with people trying to improve their fitness is staying on top their daily intake of what I group into “outside supplementation”. This includes water, fish oil, and post-wod protein. Water is so important that I am giving it it’s own props for this post.

Take a look at the above diagram. It is one of the best easy to see and use examples of how water helps the human body. Look at all the important things it does? I wish I had found this earlier so I could make it into a sticker and put it on someone’s forehead anytime they tell me they have trouble drinking enough water. I mean if I told you there was a thing out there that we had easy access to that improved brain function, waste removal from all parts of the body, oxygen transportation from cells to muscles for improved muscled function, better skin, improved joint function, among other things, you would probably fight to get to the front of the line no matter how hard it was to access or expensive it was. Imagine that it is right there in your faucet, literally free 99% of the time!

It might be easy for me or any fitness coach to say you need to drink water and there really aren’t decent excuses. However after dealing with people who endlessly have a hard time getting their water in I know it isn’t that easy. The most important thing to make getting your water allotted water in each day easier is having a water bottle. Even if it’s just one that you buy at a convenience store that you then refill after you drink the given amount, something that you can measure what you are drinking and easily refill is crucial.

I also know a lot of the things in the diagram above are hard to really relate to. As much as we all want improved muscle function in our WODs and recovery I know it is hard to really imagine water helping oxygen distribution as you live day to day. If anything moves you each day to drink your water is the fact that it helps with weight loss. The part that says it helps remove waste and toxins, that is what you should focus on. Every time you keep your body hydrated you help it quickly get rid of the crap that sits in your various tissues that keeps you bloated and holding weight. While it isn’t the only thing you need to do for weight loss it surely is an important one!

 

THURSDAY

BASE 

Strength: Push Press
3-3-3-1-1-1

WOD: 3 Rounds
35 Box Jumps 24/20 (full stand)
25 Toes to Bar

 

PLUS

Strength: Push Press
3-3-3-1-1-1
WOD: 3 Rounds
35 Box Jumps 24/20 (full stand)
25 Toes to Bar

SkWAT Team: 50 Strict HSPU, 10m Time Cap

 

THE PROGRAM

1. Warmup
100′ HS Walk
60s L sit hold from top of rings
15 strict L sit raises from hanging position from bar, hold for 3 seconds

 

2. Strength: Push Press
3-3-3-1-1-1
3. WOD: 3 Rounds
35 Box Jumps 24/20 (full stand)
25 Toes to Bar*

*every break perform 3 burpees to bar

4. SkWAT Team: 50 Strict HSPU, 10m Time Cap