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Old 04-18-2004, 05:08 PM   #11
Phil Canto
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What type of WOD schedule are you guys adhering to? Specifically, are you doing a 3 on 1 off or 5 and 2? I’m very intrigued by the notions of recovery within the CF framework. In particular, is it intensity, individual fitness levels, or exercise factors that have the greatest influence on recovery time? The beauty of CF is the variation of exercises and the sheer brutality of the combinations; this we know as truth. But what, if any external factors have you found that mitigate one’s recovery period between the WODs? In general, I’m not a huge proponent of modifying the WODs…

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Old 04-19-2004, 08:46 AM   #12
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That is a great way to approach this. For the first month reduce the prescribed weight, take your time with unfamiliar movements. Make your form and technique THE most important thing. You will get plenty of a stimulus from this. In a few weeks start increasing weight and intensity towards that prescribed.
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Old 04-19-2004, 05:50 PM   #13
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I think it's important to remember that it is almost impossible to be 100% all the time on a 3 on/1 off schedule. It may be hazardous to ego to not perform as well as you think you should, but I really believe the basic philosophy is sound. Tremendous stresses should create tremendous adaptions. You'll build the tenacity and stubbornness of a donkey, with the power of a gorilla.

As far as recovery: a key element, as everyone knows, is nutrition. Get enough protein. Get enough rest. Maintain a positive mental attitude.

When I'm doing the WOD very consistently, I'm always sore somewhere. Every once in a while, I take a week off to not be sore. Then I'm happy, and start up the soreness again.
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