WOD – 10/31/18

5-4-3-2-1 unbroken T2Bs … or …
10-9-8-7-6 unbroken push-ups

Each week for six weeks we are going to mix in some T2B or push-up work, like we have done in the past with the goal to go unbroken. Encourage athletes to use the same modification and exercise for the whole series.

Death by… E2MOM
8 burpee box jump overs (24/20)
8 thrusters (75/55; from rig)

Every 2 minutes on the minute we are going to complete the 16 total reps. Any time leftover in that 2 minute chunk is rest. You are going to go until you can not complete the 16 reps in the 2 minute chunk.

Exercise has long been a method of treatment for depression by mental health professionals. I came across a Vice article that outlines exactly why that is, how you can get started, keep moving forward, and what to expect.

Regular exercise may help ease depression and anxiety by:
– Releasing feel-good endorphins, natural cannabis-like brain chemicals (endogenous cannabinoids) and other natural brain chemicals that can enhance your sense of well-being
– Taking your mind off worries so you can get away from the cycle of negative thoughts that feed depression and anxiety

Regular exercise has many psychological and emotional benefits, too. It can help you:
– Gain confidence. Meeting exercise goals or challenges, even small ones, can boost your self-confidence. Getting in shape can also make you feel better about your appearance.
– Get more social interaction. Exercise and physical activity may give you the chance to meet or socialize with others. Just exchanging a friendly smile or greeting as you walk around your neighborhood can help your mood.
– Cope in a healthy way. Doing something positive to manage depression or anxiety is a healthy coping strategy. Trying to feel better by drinking alcohol, dwelling on how you feel, or hoping depression or anxiety will go away on its own can lead to worsening symptoms.

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