The Myth of the ‘Rest Day’

By Coach Josh Workout Comments Off on The Myth of the ‘Rest Day’

Hi All,

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

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