Monday “Did you know…?” Don’t be sore about it
As you’ve taken CF classes, one of the most important characteristics of your fitness has been improvements in your lactate threshold. That is to say, your body has become more efficient at removing lactic acid formed during high intensity workouts…so you can go longer and harder before feeling the effects of lactic acid buildup (the burn, the heaviness, etc).
A particularly interesting aspect is that many of our warm-down mobility and stability exercises have contributed to that. Yes, active recovery as a way to condition the body to remove lactic acid build up…hmmm sounds interesting! So maybe you’re less sore, stiff, heavy-legged after hard-core classes because of those end-of-class routines that have been shown to clear out the lactic acid. These are simple movements that you can incorporate into your daily routine. And now, think twice if you rarely take the cool-down seriously…those active movements are important in many, many ways…and now we’re adding “removal of lactic acid”!!! Great stuff (forwarded by Capt. Awesome…thanks!)