One of the most common questions we get asked is do we have to do the accessory work that is included in most classes? While sometimes it is called “extra credit,” it really is an important part of any class. Accessory work isn’t a time filler, some of the most common benefits include:
- Injury prevention
- Muscle growth
- Build a strong core
- Improve overall movement
- Less taxing on your overall nervous system
The MAIN POINT is that the accessory work will make you BETTER!
Accessory work can include movements such as rows, curls, push downs, kickbacks, banded squats, banded pull throughs, romanian deadlifts, split squats, and core exercises such as supermans, hollow holds, farmer’s carry, planks, and L-sits.
So the next time you are considering whether to finish the accessory work after you have finished the wod and are laying on the floor exhausted, the answer is YES!!! It really will help you in the long run.