CrossFit Discussion Board  

Go Back   CrossFit Discussion Board > CrossFit Forum > Workout of the Day
CrossFit Home Forum Site Rules CrossFit FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Workout of the Day Questions & performance regarding CrossFit's WOD

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-24-2005, 04:14 AM   #1
Paul Theodorescu
Member Paul Theodorescu is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Quebec  Quebec
Posts: 685
Since we've been talking about this I realized I hadn't taken a week off in many many months and I'm feeling weak/bruised up.

So when you guys take a week off (not a 50% week):

Do you continue where you left off?

Skip those workouts and resume where everyone else is?

Continue where you left off and do catch up workouts?

Continue where you left off and do some of the WODs (ie: skipping some) until you catch up again?

Continue where you left off doing 2 WODs, one serving as a warm-up.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2005, 07:12 AM   #2
Brian Gibson
Member Brian Gibson is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Big Stone Gap  VA
Posts: 424
When I took some time off about a month and a half ago, I just skipped the WODs that were during the time off. I resumed where everyone else was when I started back.

  Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2005, 07:15 AM   #3
Michael Pearce
Member Michael Pearce is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Noda-shi  Chiba-ken
Posts: 320
I also just start back up where everyone else is when I have to miss a few days or a week.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2005, 10:40 AM   #4
Larry Lindenman
Affiliate Larry Lindenman is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Chicago  Illinois
Posts: 2,769
Keep it current! I just record the WOD's and write "rest week" next to it.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2005, 11:29 AM   #5
Matt Gagliardi
Member Matt Gagliardi is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Memphis  TN
Posts: 946
I pass on the WODs for the week that I'm off, and pick back up with everyone else when I return. I'll look over what I missed, and if there's something really cool in there...maybe a skill/drill I want to try...I'll do a little extra.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2005, 04:01 AM   #6
Paul Theodorescu
Member Paul Theodorescu is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Quebec  Quebec
Posts: 685
Cool, I think I'll do what Matt does. I want to see how many times I can get 135lbs up there.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2005, 12:59 PM   #7
Jeremy Jones
Affiliate Jeremy Jones is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Concord  Ca
Posts: 1,218
I always feel like I am missing something, so I tend to go with Matt's approach - Jump in with everyone else, and do the cool stuff I missed when I can.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2005, 03:46 PM   #8
Ron Nelson
Banned Ron Nelson is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Anaheim  CA
Posts: 1,199
Yep, that seems to work. I also do the catch up thing on rest days if I slacked off over the weekend.
I know Larry has also suggested doing some things you've been putting off. Practicing gymnastic moves, reading a book, sleeping, perfecting the OHS; things like that.
Me, I actually went back to a spin class to see if it was any easier. It was. Then I contemplated my navel the rest of the week.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2009, 04:33 PM   #9
Ben Chew
Affiliate Ben Chew is offline
 
Ben Chew's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ashland  OR
Posts: 37
Re: When you take a week off

Are there any real benefits to taking a whole rest week? I have been doing 4-5 WODs a week for about 4 months now. I have to house sit for a friend this week and I could still make it out to the affiliate I train at, but it would be a pain. I do not really feel super beat up or anything like I need a WHOLE week off, but I see some people do take planned weeks off. Are there any serious benefits to this kind of long rest that out weigh the mental trauma of taking the time off?
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2009, 04:49 PM   #10
Mark Cheney
Member Mark Cheney is offline
 
Mark Cheney's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Las Vegas  NV
Posts: 285
Re: When you take a week off

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ben Chew View Post
Are there any real benefits to taking a whole rest week? I have been doing 4-5 WODs a week for about 4 months now. I have to house sit for a friend this week and I could still make it out to the affiliate I train at, but it would be a pain. I do not really feel super beat up or anything like I need a WHOLE week off, but I see some people do take planned weeks off. Are there any serious benefits to this kind of long rest that out weigh the mental trauma of taking the time off?
Many people, myself included, report coming back re-energized. I've often set PR's in the week back.
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Week 1 Butter cup....Week 2 better be ready Evan Gray Starting 3 08-14-2007 08:38 PM
New PRs this week Timothy C Dixon Testimonials 2 12-16-2006 04:32 AM
In need of a 50% week Max Seid Fitness 5 10-11-2006 05:26 AM
This week in He#$ Larry Lindenman Workout of the Day 6 10-11-2004 05:59 PM
First week of WOD Troy Archie Starting 4 09-27-2004 11:13 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:57 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
CrossFit is a registered trademark of CrossFit Inc.