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Old 12-27-2006, 01:04 PM   #1
Brian Reckdenwald
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I've been doing 3 on/1 off for about four months now and I think it's time for my week off. I'm wondering what sort of activity I should maintain during this week (aside from stretching). Should I try to get my heart beating rapidly a few days or try at all costs to avoid exertion? Regardless, I plan on enjoying myself.
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Old 12-27-2006, 01:17 PM   #2
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2 on, 1 off. Yeah, Crossfit!

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Old 12-27-2006, 04:37 PM   #3
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IMHO - just let yourself totally relax, get a massage, let your body heal up and completely recover. A bunch of my PR's have come right after a good week's rest.
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Old 12-27-2006, 04:45 PM   #4
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Resting is always good for you. I took 2 weeks off until January 2nd because I work out at my college, its free. They have been closed since December 23rd. On top of it I've been gettig muscle tension headaches and need to go for a deep tissue massage and my doctors appointment on the 3rd.
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Old 12-27-2006, 05:05 PM   #5
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That is exactly what I wanted to hear, Becca. I love doing nothing!
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Old 12-27-2006, 07:39 PM   #6
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brian

i took 4 weeks off after 7 months on cf

no exercise and no zone at all

coming back, the first couple of sessions were tough and recovery took ages, but i set a new set of prs in fgb and a host of others

i was blown away as i expected a serious downturn in performance

i'm no expert but i reckon complete rest is not only good for your body, but also mentally as i felt i could be much more agressive in facing the wods

i seem to have kept the gains made after the break, so my vote goes for complete rest and nothing more taxing than lifting a 2 yr old

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