November 25, 2013

Baby it’s cold outside

It’s been more difficult to get out of bed on these cold, dark mornings.  At least, that must be the case judging by the lowered attendance at CF early morning classes…  Remember, the hardest part is taking the first step!  Once you get in a do a couple warm-up laps, you’ll be bright-eyed and shedding those extra layers of clothes you so readily donned before heading out the door.  A few tips for working out in the colder weather:

- Layer it up!  Wear layers of clothes that you can shed easily as you heat up and that you can put back on as you cool off before heading back home.

- Consider a breathable scarf or other piece of clothing to cover your mouth and nose.  This helps warm and moisten the dry winter air before it hits your lungs.  This tip is particularly helpful for some with asthma, where the cold dry air can really trigger symptoms.

- Ease into it: warm those cold muscles and lungs up gradually.  Get a few gentle laps in on your own before class starts, even by walking laps around the workout floor.  Your body will thank you when the true workout begins!


  • Natalie November 26, 2013 Reply

    Decreased attendance??? I think there were 24 bright-eyed & bushy-tailed this AM. Yeah, yeah!!
    An that picture on top is an oldie - Tom Bell a few years back looking skinny compared to his new look 🙂

  • Marissa B. November 26, 2013 Reply

    Shout out to everybody this AM, cold not an excuse! Sore muscles and not able to do squats or even hang on a bar for hang run — OUCH! Can any one tell me how long before the soreness goes away?

  • hoov November 27, 2013 Reply


    I was sore for a few days after last weeks hero WOD and it seems like the soreness lasts longer when its cold. Has anyone ever noticed how the soreness and pain seem to fade away after day four during a hero week or a special multiday workout. I guess that means do more workouts. LOL

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