September 16, 2012
Take my advice. I don't use it anyway...
When I transitioned to CrossFit from P90X, I had been working out 6 days a week. I figured the 5 days of CrossFit would be easy. Boy was I wrong. As a matter of fact, the 5 days a week I was putting on my body without proper rest and scaling was doing more harm than good. I recently changed my workout schedule and have seen better results and far less nagging pains. Currently I am following this schedule:
Mon - Benchmark WOD
Tues - Skills practice/Strength
Wed - WOD/Strength
Thurs - Rest
Fri - Olympic Lifting
Sat - WOD
Sun - Rest
I do my workouts at 6am (usually) which gives me almost 48 hrs between high intensity WODs. I also added in some extra strength training which I think will continue to make me stronger and make the weight in the WODs more manageable. We'll see how it goes long term but so far, so good. My advice for today is find a routine that works for you and your body and stick with it. Everyone is different so don't be bullied into something that doesn't feel right. As long as you are consistent with the workouts you will see results. Now if you will excuse me, I am going to go grab a box of Kleenex and watch the Browns game. No seriously, the Browns game....
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