Every week you'll hear your coaches tell you something along the lines of "this workout should be recovery" or "you'll feel better after this than you did before". Thing is, recovery is the most important aspect of improving your fitness. If you're not maximizing your recovery than you're leaving massive gains on the table.
You should be trying to get as much sleep as possible, eat as cleanly as possible, and drink as much water as you can. Further, you can't expect to kill yourself in the gym 7 days a week and expect to improve very consistently. The programming at the gym has been pretty rough lately, especially if you've been attending more than 3 classes a week, and it's important that we provide you with the space to improve as much as possible. That's why you'll run into at least one "recovery" style workout each week.
Just because they're "recovery" workouts doesn't mean they're easy though. They'll still be hard, you'll still get a great sweat on, but they're designed to give you space to practice being in control, to keep moving at a solid but controlled pace the entire time and to promote blood flow around the whole body so you can replace all the junk that adds up in your muscles after hard workouts.
AMRAP 20 minutes:
12 overhead squats (95/65)
12 ab mat sit ups
Posted by armen.