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Alex Thomas 02-19-2014 07:53 PM

Off Day exercises?
 
My box has a 3 days on, 1 day off schedule.
I enjoy this a lot but since I've been doing Crossfit for ~2 months now, my off days kind of kill me with boredom.
What's a good recovery day workout? Nothing too strenuous that's going to inhibit my WOD for the next day but something to get me up & moving and make me feel like I somewhat accomplished a decent workout for the day?

Also, I 100% understand the importance of a rest day and I definitely appreciate my rest days. But there are some that I want to get up and get active but I'm afraid to do something that's going to throw off my Crossfit schedule.

Thanks.

Jeff Simon 02-19-2014 07:57 PM

Re: Off Day exercises?
 
I'm not sure if recovery day and workout should go together, but you could always do some bodyweight stuff, like a modified Cindy (burpees for pullups).

Go for a run, swim, bike ride, etc.

Matt Thomas 02-19-2014 08:30 PM

Re: Off Day exercises?
 
Go for a nice walk or leisurely bike ride. But really you need to rest on your rest days.

Sara Ochsner 02-19-2014 09:06 PM

Re: Off Day exercises?
 
I'm with Matt. Leisurely stroll or bike ride.You seem to understand the importance of rest days so make yourself take them.

William Garrett 02-19-2014 10:18 PM

Re: Off Day exercises?
 
Do something you enjoy aka hobby or past-time. One day off from CF, even if you set around the whole day and do absolutely nothing will not impose harm on a routine. It will help before it hurts you.

Frank E Morel 02-21-2014 12:24 PM

Re: Off Day exercises?
 
Sex?:shrug:





Seriously. Off day is off .... Do something to improve your mental health


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