Let go of your fru fru coffee’s, get out of your aroma candle lit houses, stop thinking about why everything is so hard…
My grandfater was a sailor back when ships didn’t have engines… He slept about 4 hrs a day. Did for at least 50 years. Worked hard outside (that time periods CrossFit)
ate a healthy meal 3 times a day. Strong as an ox, never complained….
So what does this mean? I think we are going towards what society in general is doing. GETTING WEAK!!!
Remember back to when you where young. You dropped your cookie on the floor…..3 sec rule, right? Now how many of you would NEVER allow your kid to do that?
Lit candle…your kid is slowly moving his/her hand closer to the flame….what will you do? Ok you know what you will do, now think what will give the kid the best learning lesson?
Yes yes, I totally understand that we can’t let kids walk into the road so they get hit by a car, that’s against common sense. But you catch my drift…?
So many things has been “brought to light” lately about what we “must do” in order to stay healthy. I am all for progress and science, but we need to know when we should just cowboy up and quit whining. Sometimes things are taken too far and I beleive that this might be ne of those times. If we are dealing with professional athletes who needs to perform at a certain level, yes. Put them in cryo chambers and oxygen tents, do what is nescessary. Let them sleep for 9.63215 hrs per day. But I am not a professional athlete. I don’t know if CrossFit is “my sport”. I utilize the CF system to prepare me for life, and especially my work. I know we all want to be so good that we should be considered for the Oxygen Tent ( I am getting Michael Jacson vibes here..) but I am not.
I went to the CF Games and got my behind handed to me so I know where I am at in the pecking order. However, CrossFit helps me out tremendously in my job. Now do I adapt my life to CF? No, I don’t. Sometimes I get 4 hrs of sleep with extremely harsh environments and workloads before and after. This is what CF prepares me for.
Ok ok I am going of on a tangent. My bottom line: There is a lot of research out there. Some say 9 hrs, some say 5….. Take what you can, but don’t let your life be dictated by sleeping time. Remember you tried that as a teenager already. Just look at all the stupid stuff you did