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Old 06-28-2010, 08:32 PM   #1
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Resting between rounds

Hey guys,

I know there isn't a prescribed time recommended for the amount of rest to be taken between rounds. But if a WOD is timed, does that mean you are trying to get minimal rest? For example,

Ten rounds for time of:
3 Weighted Pull-ups, 45 pounds
5 Strict Pull-ups
7 Kipping Pull-up


After I complete a round, even if I AM fatiqued, should I go for another round, or should I rest? Or do I have to rest enough that i get the EXACT prescribed reps that is mentioned? I hope you guys understand what I'm saying, these aspects of the WOD are vague to me.

ps - is there an article about resting perhaps?

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Old 06-28-2010, 08:50 PM   #2
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Re: Resting between rounds

You rest when you need to. Rest can be approached a couple of ways. FIrst, you can pace yourself to maximize your score for the workout, you can push yourself into fatigue or some combination of the two.
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Old 06-28-2010, 09:22 PM   #3
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Re: Resting between rounds

The point of "competitive Crossfit" is to complete the WOD's as quickly as possible.

With that said, there is value to interval training, both in that it better replicates the demands of certain sports and in that it allows you to spend more time at or near a max effort. So as with most questions posed on these boards, it comes down to the ol' "it depends on your goals."
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Old 06-28-2010, 09:47 PM   #4
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Re: Resting between rounds

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The point of "competitive Crossfit" is to complete the WOD's as quickly as possible.

With that said, there is value to interval training, both in that it better replicates the demands of certain sports and in that it allows you to spend more time at or near a max effort. So as with most questions posed on these boards, it comes down to the ol' "it depends on your goals."
Doesn't it sort of balance out? For example, if I do this for one round:

3 Weighted Pull-ups, 45 pounds
5 Strict Pull-ups
7 Kipping Pull-up

And if I went right into it again, it would take forever for me to do the weighted pull ups, but if I rested a little bit, I would probably get those pull ups done faster

Edit: I guess in the end, I'll know when I actually do the workouts.

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Old 06-28-2010, 10:15 PM   #5
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Re: Resting between rounds

You will have plenty of time to rest when you are dead! That being said this is my point. We crossfit to improve. We improve by pushing ourselves beyond that point of comfort. If you rest when you are tired, just to make sure you can get through your next set without bruising your ego, then are you not staying inside your comfort zone?

The goal is to push yourself so hard that you are not sure if you can do another round, then you fight your way through another round one rep at a time.

Embrace the discomfort, lose the ego and refuse to fail!
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Old 06-28-2010, 10:49 PM   #6
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Re: Resting between rounds

Thanks for the help guys. Can you guys clarify one more thing? Say I'm doing 3 round of deadlifts and pull ups, 5 reps each. I get through it the first round, getting 5 reps of each. Then I get right into it again, but I can't get 5 reps right off the set. Do I stay on the deadlifts until I can get all 5 (if I get like 4, I'd rest for like 5-10 sec, then go for one more rep, then move on to pull ups) or do I just move on to pull ups since I couldn't do anymore?
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Old 06-29-2010, 01:16 AM   #7
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Do all the reps prescribed befor you move on. Get as many as you can then if you have no choice but to rest, rest and get more. Don't change the excercise until you complete what you set out to do.
The time it takes is honestly of very little consequence unless you are competing for a specific goal. It is very important to use proper form and technique even if you have to slow down. If you do less than what you set out to do you are only cheating yourself in the end.
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Old 06-29-2010, 05:26 AM   #8
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Re: Resting between rounds

I time everything. Say you do....
  • 3 Weighted Pull-ups, 45 pounds
  • 5 Strict Pull-ups
  • 7 Kipping Pull-up

Its the first time youve done that WOD so you want a baseline. Now say you revisit that WOD in 2-3 months....how do you know youve improved unless you have that baseline.

With that said...resting factors into the equation. The more you have to rest the longer your WOD time is. There are, however, WOD's that specifically say that the round ends when you drop the bar or drop down from the pull up station. Obviously a different beast and wouldnt apply to ths scenerio.
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Old 06-29-2010, 05:38 AM   #9
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Re: Resting between rounds

If you are supposed to rest between rounds, it will usually be stated in the instructions for the WOD:
e.g:

"Barbara"
Five rounds, each for time of:
20 Pull-ups
30 Push-ups
40 Sit-ups
50 Squats
Rest precisely three minutes between each round.

Other workouts like Lynne, or if you're lifting weights doing sets of deadlifts or Clean and Jerks, it is suggested you rest 3-5 mins between rounds. Of course, you're your best gauge on how much rest you need.
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Old 06-29-2010, 06:10 AM   #10
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Re: Resting between rounds

There's a rest between rounds of Barbara? ...wish I'd known that sooner...LOL
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