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Old 05-03-2005, 03:58 PM   #1
Stephen Troy
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This may be a dumb question, but I read enough modifications that I wonder how many athletes are performing the WOD as prescribed, daily for an extended period of time and without additional rest days or back-off periods.

Anybody? I'd be interested in learning more about how one worked up to this volume and intensity and how they feel regarding overtraining.
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Old 05-03-2005, 04:11 PM   #2
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I typically do the WOD plus 2 other workouts each day. I go for 12 weeks on, 1 week off...with a 3/1 split.

If I modify, I'm making it harder (like today...I wore a weighted vest).

I don't believe in overtraining...only poorly thought-out training programs and under recovery.
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Old 05-03-2005, 04:17 PM   #3
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Matt, how long did it take you to work up to this activity level? I know this has a lot to do with genetics and starting out condition, just looking for how people worked their way up.

Thanks!
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Old 05-03-2005, 04:18 PM   #4
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Matt, what are your two other workouts in the day. Depending on the WOD I'm normally pretty spent after that!
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Old 05-03-2005, 04:24 PM   #5
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1. I've been a competitive swimmer and water polo player for about 25 years. Beginning at 8 I was doing 2-a-days, and I did that all through college. Generally 4-6 hours per day of practices. I'm used to a lot of work.

2. What are the other 2 workouts? It depends on the day. Yesterday I lifted upper body for 1, swam (4000 yards) for 2, and did the WOD. Today I lifted low first, then did a 3 mile run later and did the WOD this afternoon. Tomorrow will be another swim, a calisthenics pyramid and whatever the WOD is.

I'm just accustomed to heavy volumes of work. And no, that's not a challenge Coach! :wink:
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Old 05-03-2005, 05:17 PM   #6
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Matt...

You are a monster.

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Old 05-03-2005, 05:37 PM   #7
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I follow the WODs as close as i can given equipment limitations and also do 3-4 sessions a week of MMA (often back to back with the WOD) Run 5 - 8km 2-3 times a week and do some additional kettlebell work.

I never reduce the weight on a WOD unless I absolutely have to and just work through at my own fairly lame pace.

I do 3/1 split on the WODs and take 3-5 full days off every 6 weeks
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Old 05-03-2005, 06:10 PM   #8
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Matt...thanks for the compliment. I really don't look at it that way though. For good or bad (a little of both I suspect), it just takes a lot to tire me out.
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Old 05-03-2005, 06:42 PM   #9
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Jeeze man, when do you find time to eat, sleep, and work?
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Old 05-03-2005, 06:53 PM   #10
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Up at 0445, gym by 0515...home around 0700. That's first workout.

Second workout is generally at lunch time...I eat afterwards.

Third workout is either mid-afternoon or after work.

My job...is such that I set my own working conditions and hours.

Eating and sleeping are not a problem. In bed by 2200.
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