Fit Friday – Don’t Lie Down!

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Wise words from our friend Kathryn of CrossFit KLEW

You’ve heard your coaches say it before, after a grueling workout, when all you really want to do is lay down and die….”Walk around, get some oxgyn, don’t lie down!”  And it’s true.  You should cool down properly after a workout!

According to this Box Life article, there are 3 main benefits to a proper cool down post WOD: 1- Helps waste removal & decreases blood pooling.  2 – Lessens the effects of DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness).  3 – Increases flexibility.

See, your coaches aren’t trying to torture you by making you walk around after a tough WOD, we’re looking out for you!  Remember, you dominated that WOD, not the other way around, so don’t lie down in defeat 😉

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