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Old 05-24-2007, 06:56 PM   #1
Bryan Gollhofer
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Just curious how long most of you go 3 on 1 off before you take a break. I have been hitting it hard for about three months at 3 and 1 and I am thinking it might be time. Would love to hear what type of time off schedule everyone else is used to.

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Old 05-24-2007, 07:20 PM   #2
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Not much of a schedule here, my body tells me when it's time to rest.

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Old 05-24-2007, 07:56 PM   #3
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I guess it depends what else you do. Feel your body first. I did the 4th week at half intensity.

I got injured and took the 8th week off, however I was planning on doing the same, half intensity, and then taking the 12th week off.

I bike about 22 miles a week and do 3-4 90 minute MA sessions a week too as well as crossfit.
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Old 05-25-2007, 05:59 AM   #4
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Do a search of the archives for Larry Lindeman's very specific schedule of full-bore/1/2 intensity/rest week. Very sensible, logical, and comes from a truly elite CF'er. Good Luck.
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Old 05-25-2007, 08:18 AM   #5
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Larry's plan is probably as close to foolproof as you can get, but I'm more like Michael and just listen to my body. Also, what I've been leaning towards on my last couple of "breaks" is to just simplify and work on a couple of strength skills. On my last 1-2 week break I worked on pistols, L-PU's and overhead pressing singles and doubles. GTG, low rep stuff with those 3 exercises, performed 4-6 times per week, staying very fresh, hardly breaking a sweat. After a week or so, I get itchy to go again and start to hit it hard. YMMV
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Old 05-25-2007, 08:31 AM   #6
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Thanks for the input. I have been CF'ing for about a year and doing very well with it. I have had great gains and am continually impressed with the progress. The only break I have taken was after a calf tear so it was somewhat forced. Since I have been back at it full time it has been great. In listening to my body as you have suggested I think I am going go for a break, and work on some skill stuff. I will do a search for Larry's plan as well.

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Old 05-25-2007, 10:56 AM   #7
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Found it, great stuff for anyone else looking for information on recovery and taking a break.

Break on, fun week ahead...

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