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Old 08-11-2006, 10:25 AM   #1
Jerry Walker
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just finished my 31st wod scaling using brand x pack protocol and some coach rut workouts, have been making good progress the workouts never seem to amaze me with how taxing they are. I am 42 227lbs i have been doing 2on 1 off schedule consitant about 6weeks , i am feeling kind of beat up and weak, is it advisable to take a break? what do you take a week off? I realy feel i need a break but could just keep sludging along, was curiouse what everyone else does all oppinions appreciated.
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Old 08-11-2006, 10:28 AM   #2
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Take a break. But make the break have a definite start and finish date.
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Old 08-11-2006, 10:42 AM   #3
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I just finished a 5 day break, first complete break since starting in January. I feel great; ready to take on the WOD at (my) full intensity. As Jeff said, schedule it formally, have some fun doing physical stuff just for the heck of it, and come back refreshed.
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Old 08-13-2006, 03:27 AM   #4
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I'm going to chime in here and agree with the others that a break is a good idea. Next time around, you might want to consider taking some rest before you feel beat up and weak--that might be a sign that you're already under-recovered.

I've been following the advice of others here on the board of taking a half-week break every four weeks and a full week off every 12. That seems to be the right point for me.
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Old 08-13-2006, 08:28 AM   #5
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there is a good crossfit journal article about recovery that makes a lot of sense. also think about trying larry lindemann's rotation:
*Weeks 1-3: WOD as RXed.
*Week 4: 50% volume (either reps, time, distance, or weight or any combo which makes sense).
*Week 12: Rest week no WODs, just fun activities.
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