Ditching Your Binky, Part III

The third and final installment of this series is about mid-workout water breaks.  Hydration is a subject near and dear to my heart.  It’s the base of a solid nutrition plan, and if you’re taking care of it, you shouldn’t need to stop in the middle of your workout for a drink.

Ideally you’re drinking half your body weight in ounces of water each day, plus an additional 20 ounces or so for every hour of physical activity.  I want you all to drink plenty of water, but I don’t want you to make up for the water you’re not drinking throughout the rest of your waking hours during the finest 15 minutes of your day.  Bottom line, if you’re refueling with any regularity, you will not become dehydrated during a typical CrossFit workout with a time domain under 20 minutes.

Reaching for your water bottle (binky) is purely a time waster and a stall tactic.  If you’re truly concerned about your hydration, examine your habits over the course of the rest of your day.  When you hear “3, 2, 1, GO!” it’s time to keep the binky out of sight, out of mind, and focus on getting as much work done as quickly as possible.  The faster you finish, the sooner you can get a drink.

December 15, 2010

Sumo Deadlift

4 Rounds
22 Lateral Burpees
400m Row


Saturday, December 18th at 89 Oxford Street in Arlington join our gracious hosts Sam and Nathan, as well as more CrossFit Fenway friends in welcoming home the guest of honor Dennis Moriconi.  Dennis is returning home from a semester at sea.  Festivities will begin around 7 PM

CrossFit Newton is hosting a 3 workout team throwdown on Saturday, January 29th beginning at 9 AM.  Teams are to consist of 2 men and 1 woman, all of whom need to be able to do pull-ups and double unders.  The entry fee is $10 per person.  If you’re interested in participating, please e-mail Jodie Cohen from CFN.

15 thoughts on “Ditching Your Binky, Part III”

  1. I actually thought during today’s WOD, “After the row, maybe I can grab a drink”. By the time I got off the rower, stumbling to my barbell was hard enough. No way I was going to make it to the water bottle…

  2. Oh man… it’s like Eric was staring right at me when he was writing this entry about ditching the water bottle. I am sooo busted. Admittedly, I do use it as a bit of a stall tactic. But I figured if I’m going to give myself a tiny bit of rest, I might as well grab a drink. Well, I guess that’s over.

    Thanks for calling me (and anybody else) out on this one. No more water during my WODs.

  3. DL: 150kg – failed 160 (couldn’t even get it up once) – leg drive felt really weak today. I have to “squat more”

    WOD: 16:09 row was slow, burpees even slower.

  4. Hydration explanation:

    “Half your body weight in ounces of water each day”
    Imperial or metric?

    If someone weighs 75kg does that mean they drink 38 ounces of water? Or 83 ounces of water as they weigh 165 pounds?

    I’m guessing its pounds for 83 ounces.

  5. SDL: 150kg
    WOD: 12:54 – Subbed 27″/28″ Box Jump (24″ box w/20kg plate) for Burpees. Got to get this shoulder better.

  6. SDL – 2×75 with a whole lot of back rounding.

    WOD: 16:08. this is definitely going in my looked easier on paper file. damn.

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