April 20, 2004
Jeff Martin of Brand x Martial Arts joins the Muscle-up Club.
Posted by lauren at April 20, 2004 8:08 PM
Sweet blessed relief! Rest day is here at last...
Matt, do you do any other workouts or other exercise on our rest days? I have a regular basketball game at noon that I play on MWF which I never miss and depending on where the rest day falls, I almost never spend a day totally resting. On Tues and Thurs I like to use my extended lunch break to either go for a run or now that the weather is warming up, a swim. I'm wondering whether it is better to go ahead and take a full day's rest and what others think. During the spring it is hard not to get outside and enjoy the weather knowing that the Texas heat is on its way.
"Helen" and I went three rounds this morning for a full 59 seconds less than 040108 using a 52# kb and ring pullups. I'll break that 12 minute mark yet...
If you saw my training volume during non-rest days...you'd understand. On a typical rest day I'll do something easy, maybe go rollerblading and work abs.
I wasn't questioning your need for a rest day due to your amount of training but curious what people think about resting and the benefits associated with it. All lot of it has to do with time management and schedules for me atleast and utilizing the available blocks of time most efficiently while balancing work and family as well. For me certain activities, due to their duration can only be performed at certain times. Mountain biking for example is only an option during the early morning on weekends for me and while it is fun it can be strenuous and my concern is lack of rest, especially if it happens to be a "rest day". I recently took a week off in conjunction with a business trip and afterward my pullups were much improved. This is more longterm extended rest but made me think about the "rest day" as well. I'm sure this is a common issue and has most likely been addressed on the message board.
To make up for missing Sat. & Sun.
How many rounds in 20 minutes of:
Deadlift 60% bodyweight (115#) x 7 reps (no breaks)
Pull-ups x 7 reps (no breaks)
10 complete sets
slowly working up to bwt (194)
Ended WOD with...
Rounds at 15-13-11-9-7-5-3 and 1 reps of:
I'm pretty new to the CrossFit game, so I probably don't know what I'm talking about - but I find the rest days really important. I was trying to do the WOD 5 on, 2 off, and fit in biking and climbing as well - and it just didn't work. I got really grumpy, which seems to be the first warning sign of overtraining.
After a week of travel and a week of illness, I've dropped back to one WOD sequence/week, MTW. I ride W morning, gym climb M/Th evening, do an hour on the stepmill on F, and do a long hike on the weekend. I do my normal CF warmup before every indoor activity. I throw in evening pullups from time to time.
I'm certainly not seeing the gains I would from two WODs/week, but I'm a lot nicer to be around now. (I also feel like I'm getting a more specific jump on some of the 8-12 hour mountain slogs I have planned for this summer.)
Kevin...I didn't take it in a bad way. Honestly, I look at rest more in an "active rest" light. It's very rare that I don't do at least something.
Well, I was in the field for some ROTC Army training all weekend. This include a diagnostic APFT, squad lanes all day saturday, and a leader's reaction course on sunday. So, it was a pretty long weekend with a fair amount of work. I took yesterday off as a recovery day. But, today I went for a good 5 mile run. It felt great to get back into my workout routine. I definitely missed it over the weekend.
Is being able to do a muscle-up the only requirement to join the muscle-up club?
How can something as innocently named as a "Burpee" be so evil and wicked? 27 minutes and the Burpees looked like Whimpees at the end.......