Tuesday July 6, 2010

3 rounds for time:
11 inverted hangs
11 clean and jerks 135lb/95lb or 60% of your max which ever is less.

CIMG0353

Disrupting homeostasis?  Our bodies are constantly trying to achieve a state of homeostasis.  "homeostasis is the property of a system, either opened or closed, that regulates its internal environment and tends to maintain a stable, constant condition"(wikipedia). Growth and advancement however require that we disrupt homeostasis.  When we push our bodies to greater fitness by being active, our bodies respond by getting more physically fit.  When we stop being active, atrophy is the result. What happens, however, when we do the same activities over and over again.  Our  bodies get to a certain level, then advancement stops.  If we wish growth to continue, we must disrupt the homeostasis.  At CrossFit we do this by changing the routine daily.  But more importantly, this is done by intensity. Intense training, combined with proper recovery is a great recipe for healthy advancement.