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How often do you crossfit and what do you do on the off days?

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How many days a week do you do a Crossfit workout and do you exercise on the off days?

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on May 18, 2011
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Why would someone here recommend the Zone or Atkins diets over a paleo diet?

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I'd wager that very few advanced CFers do 3/1. Newbies seem to try it out for a while until they realize that it's ok not to do CF.com mainpage....

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on December 11, 2010
at 11:06 PM

I don't crossfit, but I do HIIT for 20 minutes, 3 times a week.

I used to be a total cardio bunny. Then I did 3 days cardio / 2 days strength. If you would have told me 2 years ago that I would be able to maintain my weight loss and gain strength with such minimal workouts I would have thought you were high. I am thinking of working in a MEBB type program, like the one laid out for "the working man". It's one week MEBB M/W/F and WOD T/Th and then the next week WOD M/W/F and MEBB T/Th. I just like to set new goals and switch stuff up a bit to keep myself interested.

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on October 26, 2010
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After reading and listening to more and more Rob Wolf, I have backed off the 5 and 6 day a week works (e.g. 5 CF and 1 longer cardio day) to about 4 CF with added strength component and MAYBE one light day. Rest is extremely important, and I am seeing better performance on the work days when I rest more. Golf on the off-days is good. Drive the cart right up to the ball and walk as little as possible.

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on October 25, 2010
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On my rest days I make sure to roll myself and stretch. I focus on hips, legs and shoulders using the crossfit mobility blog stretches. I can finally touch my toes, bending over legs straight!

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on January 04, 2011
at 09:07 PM

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on October 25, 2010
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three times a week. on one rest day, i do a "longish" run - max 5K.

if there were no sprints in the CFIT programming, i will also do a short sprint session one day.

i always have a "completely rest" day one day a week.

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on March 19, 2015
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I do Crossfit 3x per week, sometimes 4 or 5 times. ??When I was first staritng out, 3x per week was plenty, since I was not used to the super high intensity workouts and it took me 1-2 days to recover. ??Now that I've been doing it for about 3 years I can handle 4-5x per week. ??But, doing it 5x per week, week after week starts to wear me down. ??I don't consider myself to be super hard core but even those that are more hard core than me recommend "3 on 1 off" which is approximately 5x per week.

At my gym the trainers mix up the schedule so that Mon, Wed, and Fri are a little bit of strength work and a lot of "met con", and Tue and Thu are the opposite, more strength and less met con, and then Saturday is kind of a toss-up. ??They think that doing a tough met con every day is hard to keep up with, there is a point of diminishing returns, and doesn't leave enough time for skill and strength work. ??So at my gym if you go??6 days per week, you will only get 3 or 4 met cons, which is easier to manage and gets you into the gym more often.

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on January 04, 2011
at 08:11 PM

I do crossfit M through F, 5 days a week. Being its the first of the year, I'm contemplating taking this week off and starting back up next week. Also, trying to decide whether to do Paleo or Zone or Atkins. I have been Crossfit for a year now, have not concentrated on my diet but exercised wholeheartedly, what are your suggestions? (I'm also thinking of maybe just counting calories, have to lose 40 lbs.)

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on May 18, 2011
at 11:01 PM

Why would someone here recommend the Zone or Atkins diets over a paleo diet?

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on December 11, 2010
at 07:12 PM

Used to do crossfit 5 days a week M-F, then got injured. I'm thinking of doing alternating months, one month crossfit, one month my current routine of HIIT sprints 2x week and resistence training 2x a week.

Love crossfit for the community and fun aspect, but to tell you the truth, you'd achieve optimal health, longevity, and body composition from doing weights + resistence couple days a week with a lot of rest in between.

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on December 11, 2010
at 05:10 PM

2-3 days a week, depending on what the programming is, with a few "active rest" days (walking, etc) seems to be plenty for me. I've been doing it for about 7 months now with very little workout burnout or injuries save for an easily-recovered tweak here or there that I'd probably get doing any other thing anyway.

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on October 25, 2010
at 06:30 PM

I go to crossfit 5 times a week, 2 of those we do Oly lifting...weekends are for family, playing and hiking.

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on October 25, 2010
at 06:26 PM

my cf schedule is 3:1, however, i listen to my body and if i am super fatigued or way too sore, then i take a day off. i haven't added anything to it yet really. an occasional bike ride maybe . . .

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on October 25, 2010
at 05:46 PM

I think the official Crossfit is 3 days on, one off. I personally try to do 3-4x a week with some yoga or light running on the off days.

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on October 25, 2010
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I'd wager that very few advanced CFers do 3/1. Newbies seem to try it out for a while until they realize that it's ok not to do CF.com mainpage....

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