AM Crew Mobilizing!!!
Tuesday class times: 530am, 430pm, and 530pm
Skill/Strength: Row 250m x 3
WOD: 12 Min AMRAP
10 Push Press @ 115/75
Do you soak? After the past few Open workouts I’ve been more sore than usual. Perhaps it’s because I ended up doing more WOD's than normal during the week, but my body has been really achy. We always talk about post WOD nutrition as a key to recovery but lately I’ve been looking for other options to help speed up recovery. Obviously sleep is a big one, but since I haven’t had a really good night of sleep in longer than I can remember, sleep doesn’t count for me.
I’ve been reading up on bath salts(don't laugh) and the benefits to soaking. Apparently there is some benefit to these. Do any of you use them? How about just Epson salt? WODs and other extreme types of exercising can drain the body of magnesium. Using bath salts that are high in magnesium sulfate can help replenish levels. Magnesium has also been shown to raise ATP(adenosine triphosphate) levels which increase energy and stamina. Magnesium sulfate has also been shown to ease pain and relieve inflammation as well as reduce irritability by decreasing adrenaline levels. This can lead to better sleep and increase concentration levels along with helping muscles and nerves function properly.
Let me know what you think. Is there any validity to using these? I’m always curious to hear first hand that something has worked for someone instead of reading online reviews or articles that make claims.