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Old 10-12-2007, 03:09 AM   #1
Reto Corfu
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Rest Week?

Starting on CF week 4...just wondering about the need to take a rest week or some rest days periodically. Important, or just keep givin 'er? Listen to the body and rest when feeling tired/overtrained is obvious, but should I incorporate some more regularly scheduled lower intensity workouts periodically whether or not I'm feeling tired?

Did 'simplefit' for a few months before starting CF and rest weeks every 4th week seemed to have been emphasized.

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Old 10-12-2007, 06:02 AM   #2
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Re: Rest Week?

Rest weeks is a great idea. Taking some time off every now and then is always good. When you do decide to have a rest week or a few days (rest day to rest day) Still go to the garage or basement and do the warm up or scale the WOD a lot. Just to keep your muscles active. I have done this is the past a few times and when I returned I was just itching to get back at it. Had a new fire inside.

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Old 10-12-2007, 10:09 AM   #3
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Re: Rest Week?

I believe the "general consensus" is, after 3 weeks of 3on/1off, taking every 4th week at 1/2 intensity (half sets, reps, time, weight, or distance) and taking every 12th week completley off.

I'm 2.5 months in and from the begining I've required more rest.

For me, the initial 12 week period will go:

Weeks 1-4: 3 weeks on/4th week off
Weeks 5-8: 3 weeks on/8th week @ half intensity
Weeks 9-12: 3 weeks on/ 12th week off

After this, weeks 13-24 will go to the normal rotation, as stated above.
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Old 10-13-2007, 07:35 PM   #4
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Re: Rest Week?

thanks guys.

for anyone lurking, found more good feedback on this question in this recent post:

http://board.crossfit.com/showthread.php?t=22498 (wfs)
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Old 10-13-2007, 08:31 PM   #5
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Re: Rest Week?

just avoid the 4 month rest, coming back is a biotch!!!

sigh, silly allergies!!!

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Old 10-15-2007, 06:21 AM   #6
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Re: Rest Week?

The timing of this post is perfect for me.

I've been doing 3/1 on/off for a few months and have been feeling kind of worn out (overtrained).

I tend to be a bit obsessive when I do things so it's good to see that it's actually "ok" to take some "easy" weeks or time off. Again glad to see this being discussed.
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