Can you recover in this moment (see the picture)? Not fully recover of course, but can you be aware during this moment, realizing your body is doing no work (could let your arms down), and just for a split second feel your body completely relax, zero tension at all. There are these little moments within reps that we have to allow ourselves to completely let go and feel that space where there is no work being done. Some other examples where you can find these moments of brief relaxation include but are not limited to: coming down on the pull up, toe to bar, or muscle up, deadlift workouts on the way down, after you've drove the medball to the target, on the way down in the burpee, and of course the "recovery" phase of the row stroke. Pretty much all the movements in crossfit have a contract and relax cycle. If you are focused and aware, you can use these brief moments of relaxation to aid in your recovery which will allow you sustain or increase your output over time. What probably happens for most of us is that our minds are thinking about how hard or painful the workout is, so then instead of the relax portion of the movement cycle being stress free and aiding in your performance, it ends up being a detrimental phase where you don't realize your not doing any work because your mind actually is! Has anyone noticed this before? See if you can find these moments in your movement to let go physically and mentally.
5 x 3 Bench Press
8 rounds of: calorie row for 20 sec rest for 10 sec Then: 4 rounds of: prowler push for :30 rest for :30 Then: 4 rounds of: ghd sit-up for 20 sec rest for 10 sec 4 rounds of: sit-up (abmat) for 20 sec rest for 10 sec