Drinking Coffee After Training by Jason Day

Have you ever found yourself drinking coffee after a hard training session? Do you find yourself having a hard time recovering? We all want to find ways to help us recover, especially in the CrossFit world. Did you know that drinking coffee after a workout can be that mistake that you are making when it comes to recovery?

When you workout, cortisol is released to help mitigate the stresses from that workout. This is all normal during training so don’t fret. One of those negatives from cortisol released is catabolism. All that cortisol released puts your body in a catabolic state. At the same time, the body is producing testosterone, which when measured against cortisol equally, is very important towards your recovery process. Immediately after training, the priority should be to lower those cortisol levels so we can create an optimal testosterone to cortisol ratio, for recovery. This is why a post workout shake is important. Feeding your body properly takes your body out of the catabolic state to an anabolic state. So where does coffee come into play?

Well, coffee creates an opposite effect from that “post workout shake”. It keeps your body in a catabolic state. Remember that coffee is essentially a “pick me up”. When you drink coffee, the adrenals produce cortisol. Also remember, cortisol is a good hormone, a catabolic hormone, but a good one. In times of stress, it is our friend. Cortisol is the hormone that breaks down protein for energy, ideal before a heavy lifting session. Just remember when you drink coffee after training, you are prolonging the catabolic state.

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Reebok FITNESS BATTLE RACE

When: October 1st

8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Where: Battle Race Park (inside German village Tokyo, Chiba prefecture)

Who: teams of 4

Reebok is hosting a first fitness battle race, which is not just competing “Cruelty”, “Intensity”, or “Danger” but includes functional movement that represents CrossFit as a base of the new reebok original obstacle race and tough fitness element, which improves your physical ability.

Alright Habu athletes! Get your teammates and sign up for the competition. There’s nothing better than a battle outside the gym to mix things up and give you a new perspective on fitness. Have fun! We’ll be rooting for you all the way!

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FREE WOD TONIGHT!

Hello CFH Athletes and Fans!

If you would like to get in a FREE WOD this evening, please stop by during our Friday Night Lights Event and partake in the CF Open WOD 16.5! Even if you’re not signed up for the CF Open this is a WOD that is manageable for athletes of all skill levels and abilities. Doors open at 5:00pm and heats start at 6:00pm. There will be food, beer, and goodies for sale. We hope to see you there!

16.5
21-18-15-12-9-6-3
For time of:
Thrusters, 95/65#
Bar-Facing Burpees
*Scaled weight is 65/45#

NOTE: The WOD for the 4:00pm class is 16.5!

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CrossFit Habu – CrossFit

Warm-Up 3 (No Measure)

3 Rounds NFT of:

16 Kettlebell Swings (light)

4-8 Chest-2-Bar Chin-Ups

8-16 Push-Ups

Front Squat (3-3-2-2-1-1)

Work to a 1 Rep Max taking no longer than 20 minutes.

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CrossFit Habu – CrossFit

Warm-Up 1 (No Measure)

3 Rounds NFT of:

20sec Static or Rocking Hollow Hold

10 (each leg) Reverse Lunges

3-5 Pullups/Chinups w/ 20sec Hold at top

Metcon (Time)

24-20-18-12-10

Dips

Pistols, Alternating

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Basic Warm-Up:

1:00×2 for each:
Hamstring Stretch
Box Stretch
Couch Stretch

Metcon

5 RFT
15 Burpees
20 Wallballs 20/14#
1:00 Rest between rounds

Strive to do the burpees as fast as possible and to do all 20 wallballs unbroken, if possible.