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November 15, 2012

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November 15, 2012

The Aging Athlete: Recovery & Performance

I read a fantasic blog post on the aging athlete and what you must to do perform well and recover. The tips are really no-brainers, but it's good to be reminded. Alas, most of us are considered an "aging athlete," so read up:

1. Intensity – it's important to vary your workouts so that not all days are intense and long. If you are a member of CFVB, this won't be an issue, as we program the entire week with this in mind. This also means that rest days are important!

2. Strength Movements – Weight lifting will maintain the aging athletes' bone and muscle health. Make sure to show up on weightlifting days. (Which, by the way, everyone is doing a much better job of this week!)

3. Sleep – a minimum of 8 hours of sleep is required to maximize recovery. Turn off the TV and get to snoozing.

4. Nutrition – simply put, you won't look good, perform well and recover quickly unless you are eating right. "You are what you eat."

Original article can be found HERE.

Tay
Big Tay. He's not an aging athlete, but he already has his diet in check. Plus, he fits in his workouts with high school and a job. Big Tay also has good hair.

Workout of the Day:

AMRAP in 15 minutes of –
25 wall balls 20/14
15 push-ups (chest to deck)
10 box jumps 24”

Midline: 3 sets of
8 good mornings
15 unbroken GHD sit-ups

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