Kristine, Meg and Tami avoid rope burn with a little bit of preparation.
Workout: Rest Day.
Yes, you read that correctly – REST DAY.
Classes will go on as usual. You can come in and make up a workout you missed, or do a workout assigned by the trainer for that class.
“Resting” is a critical part of training. Read the article below for more details on resting and how many days per week you should be training.
Article: “Training Volume”
One important yet often overlooked part of physical training is â€œRestâ€. The ratio of days working out to days resting is usually referred to as â€œTraining Volumeâ€. Having a good training to rest ratio will ensure that you are making the progress and gains desired at a good pace while not overdoing it and suffering from slowed performances, injury and illness.
CrossFit is unique in that the workouts are so short compared to other training methods, people have a hard time grasping what is a good Training Volume for them. Many neophyte CrossFitters get so enthralled with the program and/or with getting better (or at least not sucking so bad), that they start coming 5, 6, and even 7 days a week! More is not better when it comes to the highly demanding workouts that CrossFit administers. It is easy to overdue, and the side effects can be glaring and even subtle.
How much training you can handle is primarily based upon your â€œout of the gymâ€ habits; your sleep, nutrition, stretching/massage, baseline activity levels, etc. The more sleep you get, the better you eat, and better you handle everyday stress, the more often you will be able to train and make progress. Age and genetics can also play a roll, but these things are generally fixed for any individual, and once determined change little over time.
Below (and above) is a chart showing a few of the recommended training day schemes on a weekly basis. The first options are where we direct most new CrossFitters to start. If their bodies can handle that amount of Training Volume and they would like more training days per week, we recommend using the additional calendars listed. . .