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Old 04-15-2007, 09:03 AM   #1
Jaime Steele
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Is there an official Crossfit Warm Down? Do many guys warm down and stretch after?

I have tried various methods or recovery as I play alot of sport. For anyone who is interested this is a good link http://www.pponline.co.uk/node/31406

I have tried various methods (obviously nutrition is key)but for an extra little help contrast showering and ice baths work well for me and I train alot in skins and wear them for recovery. Just throwing it out there.
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Old 04-15-2007, 09:42 AM   #2
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My warm down is usually telling my brother, "Yeah that did suck," or the less often but recently increasing option has been to lay on the floor. I do like cold showers and lots of sleep.
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Old 04-15-2007, 12:01 PM   #3
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I usually flop down flat, and lay there for a while, followed by by some slow pacing, shaking my head, and mumbleing.
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Old 04-15-2007, 12:24 PM   #4
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I usually warmup X 2 and cool down X 1 after a WOD with the standard series or slight variation. That, along with some skill work - Lsits and light C&J work right now, seems to transition nicely to a shower and chow.
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Old 04-15-2007, 01:58 PM   #5
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Adam, the mumbling is key to recovery. Without the post-WOD stumbling around, spitting and whispering curse words in whatever language comes to mind, I would not be properly recovered for the next day.
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Old 04-15-2007, 02:39 PM   #6
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Once I feel less nauseous and dizzy, I walk at a leisurely pace (3mph) on the treadmill or trail I'm near/on for about 5 minutes or so and drink water. Once I feel less nauseous and dizzy.
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Old 04-15-2007, 04:26 PM   #7
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Yep, laying down in case I feel throwing up as a possibility, as I really don't want to clean it up if so. This sometimes includes almost a sleep like state after sprints.

Then some hopping around like a boxer, some rolls, and to post stretch.
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Old 04-15-2007, 05:54 PM   #8
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After the mumbling, dizzyness, and nausea, I like to stretch with bands and roll on the foam roller.

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Old 04-16-2007, 02:58 PM   #9
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Once I can move, particularly after a nasty metcon, I stretch my hamstrings, back, and do some simple yoga positions like cobra and lying down dog, and the sampson stretch. I like to throw in some shoulder flexibility stretches which help for the overhead squat. I stretch again in the steam room. I find one of the biggest challenges to an older athlete is tightness and a lack of flexibility. Watching me in a yoga class would remind you of Jerry Lewis in The Bellboy!
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Old 04-16-2007, 03:02 PM   #10
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Easy rowing, to work out the nasty metabolic consequences.

Ice baths, to reduce/prevent inflammation.

Compression.
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