Advice on Resting

Today’s Workout:

“30-20-30” Base Line 500m row 40 Air Squats 30 Sit Ups 20 Push Ups 10 Pull Ups

Archives: May 14th, 2012 Baseline Results October 10th, 2011 Baseline (First Day of Business)

OHS technique review

OHS Warm up weights then: 5-3-1-1-1-1

Post: if time permits: 5 minutes of jump rope with as few misses as possible

Thanks to our friends at CrossFit Impulse for this great advice on how often should you Rest and CrossFit.

How Often Should I CrossFit? click here for more info—-> http://crossfitimpulse.com/how-often-should-i-train Considering all of those factors, what is right for you? While only you can fully answer that, here are some general tips and examples: Start with the crossfit.com 3-on/1-off standard and adjust from there. If you go more than 3 days on then realize your intensity will suffer. More than 4 days on is probably not a good idea. However, some people go 5 days on during the work week and then take the weekend off. I think you would actually get better results by inserting a rest day in the middle of the work week to allow for recovery and then more effective work thereafter. If you don’t get adequate rest or if you have poor nutrition, think about reducing your load to 2-on/1-off. However, reducing your frequency means you must keep the intensity high during each workout for optimal effect. 1-on/1-off is only very effective for the complete novice. If that’s you, that’s OK. Nobody emerged from the womb with a 3-minute Fran. If you’re new to exercise, very deconditioned, or overweight then you may want to go 1-on/1-off for 2-10 weeks until you build the capacity to go 2-on/1-off without debilitating soreness. Advanced athletes may want to add skill, strength, or sport-specific workouts to their regular CrossFit regimen. This is best done by adding the additional workout at the opposite time of day as an existing workout, which allows for some recovery during the day. Many athletes have had great success with morning and afternoon workouts with work/school/daily life inbetween. Rest is still important when programming with this model, but an advanced athlete might sometimes reduce his rest day to an “active rest” day. This means that instead of complete rest the athlete would participate in a short and/or light workout that does not substantially tax his body. This maintains neuro-muscular pathways. However, for life-long fitness I recommend everyone take at least one day of complete rest each week. Lofty ambitions and competitive goals are good, but not if you irreparably break yourself trying to achieve them.]]>

31 thoughts on “Advice on Resting”

  1. 15-Mar-2012 7:28 Green Band
    14-May-2012 5:49 Blue Band
    04-Sept-2012 5:25 Blue Band
    I think 4 days of holiday ‘carb loading’ really helped my Baseline today. haha
    Very happy to see my progress!
    Great 5:45 am class!

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  2. 6:10 baseline no bands
    The last time I did this was my 1st workout at nap town and it was 8’50ish with green band. Since march, the progress has been slow and steady and I could not be happier with the changes I have seen in my strength, endurance, and mental attitude. This was a great way to start the day! Other than the 9 burpee’s for being a few minutes late this morning :p
    OHS 1RM– 115#

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  3. 2/25/12 – 10:38 (green and blue banded)
    5/14/12 – 6:32 (green band only)
    9/2/12 – 7:02 (blue band only) – longer but I’ll take the extra strength.
    OHS – 105# (and a bump on the head.)

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  4. I think mine was 6:24, which is a big improvement (2 minutes, 20 seconds) from my first baseline back on July 5 (8:44). I bumped up from the green to the blue band, but I’m still modifying pushups. Happy with progress!!

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  5. 3:50 baseline. I have coached this 100 a times and know that it is only 40 air squats, but I did 50 oops.
    255lb over head squat tied a PR.
    275 behind the back jerk to over head!! Did not get the squat, but really excited about this Jerk PR.

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  6. 6:29 baseline. Still scaled with a green band and pushups from my knees. <– I'm getting tired of writing that so its going to need to change!
    50# OHS which I believe is a 15# PR for me.

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  7. baseline 5:52 very proud of myself, some things were scaled for me but still I thought I would not get under 13 again very happy with result, thanks coaches, Jared, Peter, and Shannon

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  8. 3:39 on the Baseline.
    Interesting that this is the my first WOD back at CFNT after a few weeks away. When I was traveling I did “Tabata This” probably 3 times because it’s easy to do when you don’t have a gym. It’s like I was training to do this baseline. … Peter would’ve beat me if he could remember the rep scheme. 😉
    175# on OHS. Considerably lower than my PR but probably a good stopping point since I haven’t been lifting at all. A good reminder to get back to focusing on Oly and Overhead lifts in general.

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