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Yoga + Crossfit - Schedule Hacking

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 07, 2011 at 2:54 PM

Hooray! My boss had paid for unlimited yoga for us at the vinyasa place in our building! I'm so excited to do yoga regularly again.

I'm wondering, those of you who CrossFit and do yoga, have you found a certain scheduling protocol that enhances mobility gains and recovery? Say, yoga in the morning and CrossFit in the evening, or yoga the day after a heavy WOD, as the only structured exercise? Something else?

I know this is super-tweaky minutiae, but it'll help me to figure out how I'm going to work things into my life. Thanks!

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on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

No kidding. Yesterday I had a date with Miz Fran.

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on April 07, 2011
at 05:52 PM

Oh, believe me, I do. I am epically lazy.

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on April 07, 2011
at 05:49 PM

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on April 07, 2011
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omg I love the term "super-tweaky minutiae"!

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on April 07, 2011
at 04:26 PM

I am a Crossfit coach. I do yoga twice a week and have for the last 5 months. One of the days, it falls on a WOD day for me, so I space it out and make sure I am dialed in my nutrition that day to allow for recovery. I don't have any trouble making PR's in weight/time/reps because of yoga, it has only helped with my strength, flexibility, balance, focus, and much more.

I don't know what 'yoga as needed' means. Yoga is needed. I'm glad you're excited about it. My advise- Research. Try different combinations and figure out what is going to work with your body, not against it.

Namaste!

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on February 10, 2012
at 04:23 PM

here's a good article on combining crossfit and yoga: http://myathleticlife.com/2011/12/crossfit-yoga-definition-yin-yang/

i personally found that I liked to do yoga and crossfit on alternate days. the yoga really helped work out my tight muscles after a tough wod.

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on February 10, 2012
at 05:01 AM

If it's a Vinyasa class depending on a level it could be quite intense. But not as intense as Bikram. Doing it on the day of CrossFit might lead to fatigue and injury.

I would recommend Iyengar level 1-2 on your resting day after heavy WOD that way you won't overexercise.

Also try restoratives, pranayama and meditation classes to calm down your parasympathetic nervous system.

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on April 07, 2011
at 03:57 PM

"yoga the day after a heavy WOD, as the only structured exercise"

I'd stick with something like that. Yoga can take it's toll, but the stretching and mobility work would be great after a fire-breather. Don't forget to get plenty of rest!

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on April 07, 2011
at 05:52 PM

Oh, believe me, I do. I am epically lazy.

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on February 10, 2012
at 11:54 PM

I used to do yoga in the mornings and Crossfit at night and it didn't give me any problems. Now my schedule has changed and I'm doing yoga on the in between nights instead. I prefer this because yoga just feels great after a tough workout the day before. I feel like I'm getting more out of it.

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on April 07, 2011
at 04:09 PM

I use Yoga for recovery after killer days. I agree with Ben. It is so much more fun to stretch the hammies out after a hard day that involves deep-squats.

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on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

No kidding. Yesterday I had a date with Miz Fran.

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on April 07, 2011
at 03:53 PM

I'm still fairly new to Crossfit, so take my opinion at face value. I would experiment for a week or two and see how you feel.

You could try:

Crossfit in the AM, Yoga in the PM

Alternate days between CF and Yoga

Yoga as needed only.

Good luck!

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