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Rest Days Wrap-Up


Rest Days Wrap-Up

Five rounds for time of:
15 foot L-rope climb, 1 ascent
5 Parallette handstand push-ups
45 pound barbell One-legged overhead squat, 10 reps

For the rope climb, begin seated on the ground. For the handstand push-ups, the ears should dip below hand level. For the one-legged squats, alternate legs.

Handstand hello! Emily goes upside down atop Independence Pass on Independence Day!

Rest Days Wrap-up

We’ve spent the past four days walking through the various parts of Rest Days.  We’ll sum it up here…

Do workouts in series of 2 or 3 days in a row (not 4s and 5s), strive for quality over quantity with physical and mental intensity as the goal for each day, and occasionally give yourself a week long break from the grind.

So there you have it.  Live with this in mind and we think you’ll progress just great!  The last part of that sentence might have caught a few off-guard – “occasionally give yourself a week long break?!”

In the same way that we find new energy for a seasonal sport or feel revamped with a new outlook after a vacation or time away, taking a break from CrossFit makes us come back stronger, healthier, and more focused.

Could you take a scheduled week off from CrossFit every 2 months?  Post to comments?

2 Responses

  1. When I’m in a workout, I don’t want to listen too hard to what my body is screaming at me, because usually it’s screaming that it’s a wuss and wants to stop. On my rest days, if it’s still screaming at me, that’s when I know to listen and take a longer break. 

    Sometimes it’s after 1 month of solid exercise, sometimes it takes 3 months. When the time comes, I am never in denial. I know not to take more than one week though – that’s when my motivation begins taking a nosedive.

  2. Diane

    I LOVE this idea!!  And, I’m back at Roots beginning at the end of next week.  Oh, boy, I can’t wait!