The myth of the ‘rest day’ is the same as that of the ‘cheat day’.
In reality, there’s no such thing as a ‘rest’ day, you recover as you need, when you need. And there’s no such thing as a ‘cheat meal’ – only patterns around food, drink, and exercise sustained over your life. Cookies are a part of that, so is a walk, a nap, a week of skiing, 4 week of lifting.
A ‘rest’ day is a myth because any day can have CrossFit in it, it just depends if it’s in the gym or not. I went to the beach the other day, I ran down a stretch of sand. I found a tire and I jumped on it a few times. I picked up a rock, then looked for a heavier rock to pick up. Soon I was cleaning a suitably heavy rock over my shoulder, and then attempting pistols in the sand, while doing tire-jumps in between. I may have set a timer for 8 minutes, and then made a note of how many rounds I did too…kidding:)
CrossFit is part of life. You lunge up stairs, deadlift a couch, run down a soccer ball, bear-hug a family member, give a friend a piggy back ride. All in a day’s work.
So even if you’re not in the gym, you’re not doing ‘nothing’, because doing nothing does nothing!
CF Vashon Team