Saturday, October 24, 2009

WOD for Sunday Oct 25th

Rest Day Recovery is as important as exercise, if you do not allow for adequate recovery time your progress will be slower and you will be more prone to injury. Just how much recovery time you need is fairly individual. The 3 exercise then 1 rest day pattern, works for many people, but this is difficult in our 5 work day 2 weekend day world. Many people find a two days on then a rest day and then 3 days on and a rest day works well. I've tried the 5 days on and 2 days of rest it didn't work well for me, that fifth day was just punching the time clock, and 3 on 1 off didn't work well with family life. So I've settled into 2 on 1 off, 3 on 1 off as an easy compromise. Of course age also has to be taken into account, what is adequate rest for someone in their 20's might not be enough for someone in their 40's or 50's. Those of you who are only coming in 2/3 times a week and not doing another sport or exercise might not need to worry about this yet, but those who exercise daily should consider the value of a day off.

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