I can’t exactly take a break from work or wifey-hood, but I can give my body a well deserved break from working out. There are a couple of different recovery theories in the CrossFit community. I like the 12 weeks on 1 week off theory. In an old issue of the CrossFit Journal, Larry Lindemann prescribed the following rotation:
*Weeks 1-3: WOD as RXed.
*Week 4: 50% volume (either reps, time, distance, or weight or any combo which makes sense).
*Week 12: Rest week no WODs, just fun activities.
I, personally, haven’t been very good about only going 50% on week 4. The competitive athlete in me wants to go balls to the wall every workout. Unfortunately, that mentality has left me over-trained, feeling weak, injured, and incredibly tired. I’m glad I’ve experienced the back end of over-training because I know without a doubt that I never want to put my body through this again.
So, what will I do this week? Sleep, eat, work, eat, sleep, repeat!!!