After a few weeks of split heavy-lift/quick-met-con classes, Thursday’s class treated everyone to a longer Met-Con only workout. The workout was split into two parts with 3 minutes of prescribed rest in between each.
Part 1: Row 1k, Run 1k
Rest: 3 Min.
Part 2: 5x 10 KB Swings, 15 Sit-Ups
Score: total time it took to complete both parts of the workout.
After searing everyone’s lungs, things slowed down a bit with some Turkish Get Up Practice.
DC Spa Week starts next Monday, October 11, and runs until Sunday, October 17. Honestly, most of businesses participating in DC’s Spa Week are somewhat prissy and frou-frou, but there is a hidden gem among them: Chaan Thai Yoga Massage.
If you’re not familiar with Thai Massage you should definitely check it out. Thai massage has been popular with athletes for years now because of it’s direct application to mobility, flexibility, and over-all energy. In a sentence, Thai massage offers acupressure or deep tissue type massage combined with the stretching and breathing of a yoga class. Unlike most table massages, at the end of a Thai massage you will feel loose, energized, and refreshed.
If you find that Chaan Thai is a bit too far of a hike for you, there is also a Thai Massage practitioner at Qi Spa in Georgetown by the name of Bee. His schedule is limited (Wed to Sat I think) and unfortunately Qi Spa is not participating in Spa Week, but it’s a little closer than Fairfax.
Hard work is great, but recovery is a vital part to improving your fitness levels, and should be just as important as more work, more weight, and faster times are. This is a great way to treat yourself and really help your body recover from the strain of intense workouts. If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments section or shoot me an e-mail.