Super excited about another benchmark workout today: Angie! This is a great workout and one of the original CrossFit “chippers” (A chipper is a workout that combines a lot of different movements at high volume/reps. You complete all reps assigned for each exercise before moving on to the next.) It’s this design that makes the workout so challenging as we are really fatiguing each muscle group and movement before moving onto the next. We want you all to be very careful scaling today’s workout and make sure we pick an appropriate amount of volume for our current fitness level. Angie is a workout that can be associated with pretty significant levels of rhabdo and acute soreness. If things don’t go so hot and you wake up Friday morning and can’t straighten your arms here are some pretty good tips from Coach Maryann on how to get back in the game faster:
“-First off, make sure you drink a lot of water today & tomorrow.
-If you have a lacrosse ball, golf ball of some sort, I would roll out your biceps with that to help with muscle tenderness. Stretch.
-Keep a look out on the color of your urine. If it’s a dark brown color, then you may need to get checked out by urgent care or the ER just to get some blood work done.
-And if you’re extremely sore tomorrow, take a rest day OR TWO! Rest is ok – your body needs it anyways.”
Let’s have fun with this one today and not let our pride or ego skin the way of scaling things where appropriate. Hope to see you all in class!