Rest is your friend – Thu 8.18.16

 In W.O.D.

Rest is your body’s time to rejuvenate and recover from the muscle damage and break down that happens when you strength train and workout.   On a smaller scale, the Strength portion is not for time unless posted as such.  Regardless of what level you are on you need to rest adequately between sets. Give yourself a chance to successfully complete your lifts. Somewhere between 2 and 3 minutes. However, if you need more time, then take it.

On a slightly larger scale, a rest day is a rest day and you need to take at least one or two throughout the week.  Don’t get challenged into a workout because a buddy who you rarely see who is following no program is doing a WOD in his garage and you don’t want them to suffer alone.  Or your favorite CrossFit Games Athlete posts a WOD that looks “amazing” and it’s their 5th workout of the day, so you should be able to sneak it in on a “rest day”.

The point it, recover so you can maximize performance.  Do not strive for better numbers or more training days at the expense of compromising posture, position and quality of movement.  Use your rest days to stretch a bit more an improve movement instead.

Strength: Overhead Squat 3-3-3-3-3

Conditioning: “Lunging Nancy”
5 rounds for time:
– 400m Run
– 15 Overhead Walking Lunges (95/65#….or 45# or 15# or a pvc pipe, anything that allows you to get into a better overhead position!)

*20:00 time cap

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