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Old 09-03-2012, 04:55 PM   #1
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How Many Days Straight?

I was wondering how many days a week is preffered . . . Being that CF is super intensive is 7 days a week too much?
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Old 09-03-2012, 05:09 PM   #2
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Re: How Many Days Straight?

3 days on/1 day off is the most I'd recommend unless you are an elite athlete.
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Old 09-03-2012, 05:43 PM   #3
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Re: How Many Days Straight?

In reality 7 days a week is fine. As long as you are in control of the program and can sub in more skills focused workouts when needed.

Factors are varying, age, skill, experience, diet. Too many variables.
But if you do 3 workouts a day, 1 workout in a day may be as good as a day off.

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Old 09-03-2012, 07:57 PM   #4
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I was wondering how many days a week is preffered . . . Being that CF is super intensive is 7 days a week too much?
Almost definitely.

It really depends what kind of programming you're doing and what your goals are, but in general people need at least 1-2 rest days per week to give their muscles and CNS time to recover and quit feeling beat down.
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:55 PM   #5
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Re: How Many Days Straight?

I do 21 on 7 off due to work, occasionally a 14/14, although I do believe that I place more attention of metcon, OL, PL, cardio balance than most CrossFitters.
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:50 AM   #6
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Re: How Many Days Straight?

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I was wondering how many days a week is preffered . . . Being that CF is super intensive is 7 days a week too much?
The fact that you asked this question, means the answer is YES! It is too much.
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Old 09-04-2012, 04:45 AM   #7
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The fact that you asked this question, means the answer is YES! It is too much.
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:40 AM   #8
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Almost definitely.

It really depends what kind of programming you're doing and what your goals are, but in general people need at least 1-2 rest days per week to give their muscles and CNS time to recover and quit feeling beat down.
Don't want to sound ignorant here by asking but, what is CNS?
(googled it, but nothing informative came up)
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Old 09-04-2012, 07:43 AM   #9
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Don't want to sound ignorant here by asking but, what is CNS?
(googled it, but nothing informative came up)
TV channel of course...


It stands for Central Nervous System
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Old 09-04-2012, 07:46 AM   #10
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It stands for Central Nervous System
thank you very much.
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