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Old 03-22-2012, 08:09 AM   #20
Brendan McNamar
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Re: Blending Met-cons and GSLP, how to do it

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Originally Posted by Tom Stepp View Post
What does the schedule below look like. Enough rest for an old man?

Monday
AM: Crossfit WOD
PM: GSLP/ Chins/ VC1

Tuesday
AM: Fasted walk
PM: Dips/ DU practice

Wednesday
AM: Crossfit WOD
PM: GSLP/ Chins/ VC1

Thursday
AM: Fasted walk
PM: Dips/ DU practice

Friday
AM: Crossfit WOD
PM: GSLP/ Chins/ VC1

Saturday
12 noon: USA Weightlifting Class

Sunday
Rest
Only 1 way to find out. I would bet you find turning Thursday into a full rest day might be a good idea. I'm 44 and find I can train as hard as the younger ones but I need extra rest after I do. Recovery just takes a little longer as we age.

My other observation is I always lift first and do a met-con second. This might not work in your schedule but for heavy lifting and strength building you want to be in a well rested condition when you begin lifting.

Make sure you eat well and enough or you won't make the strength gains. Also make sure your getting 8 hours of sleep a night. If your going to a 5:30 AM class then you should be in bed by 9 or 9:30.
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