How’s it going, guys and gals?
The Open has almost come and gone! As you know, we’re hosting Saturday Morning Lights this weekend and we’re really excited about it!
We’ve seen a lot of attendance up this month for the Open, which is awesome, but during competition season it’s easy to forget when to take rest days! Rest days are a normal part of our training and that shouldn’t change during the Open.
Many athletes normally rest Thursday and Sunday as it is, which is great and allows a 3-1-2-1 work/rest pattern. This is what is prescribed by CrossFit HQ and is a very effective dose.
Our problem arises when we get into the Open and we may still rest Thursday, do the workout Friday, then also workout Saturday morning and REPEAT the workout on Sunday. Then we go about the normal week of working out Monday-Wednesday and only taking 1 day off on Thursday. Or maybe you normally come 5-6 days a week but now there is a Sunday option and you’re getting into the gym 7 days a week for some really hard workouts!
It’s easy to magically end up training every day for 4-5 weeks and your body will feel it. LISTEN to your body. Rearrange your rest days. Monday might look like a really cool workout, but your body may just need a break.
If you’ve got questions about your competition and rest cycle, as always, talk to a coach! We’re here to answer any of your questions. Now get to resting, foam rolling, and let’s crush 17.4!