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How Often Should I CrossFit?

The intent of your individual training frequency is to train often enough to reach your fitness goals, but not often enough to overtrain or develop overuse injuries. Training frequency is dependent upon many factors, the most important of which are goals, intensity, rest, nutrition, and existing level of fitness. The remainder of your daily/weekly schedule is also a relevant factor. Let’s examine how each one affects your training.

Goals
If you simply want to maintain an adequate level of fitness for daily life and ward off obesity then your training frequency will differ substantially from an elite athlete seeking to compete in the national CrossFit Games. Training more frequently will advance your fitness faster, to a point.

Intensity

If you train more intensely then you will require more rest than if you train less intensely. If CrossFit is your workout regimen then we can probably summarize your workout intensity as either intense or very intense, assuming you are putting 100% effort into your workouts.

Rest

Quality and quantity of rest are a huge factor in training frequency. Quality rest increases your ability to train more frequently. I’m defining quality and quantity in two principal ways: your level of activity on your rest days, and hours of sleep per night. The most effective rest is lack of prolonged or intense physical activity during the day plus 8.5-9 consecutive hours of sleep per night. Yes, that’s asking a lot of the typical American schedule.

Nutrition

This is pretty simple. If your body is getting the nutrients it needs to perform tissue repair and fuel your workouts then you can train more often. If you eat poorly then you will inevitably train less often or with less intensity, and will require more rest when you are done. Your body also won’t get as full a benefit from the workout because you haven’t supplied it with the tools to fully adapt to the stress you provided during the workout.

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Athlete Profile: Rasmus B.

  • Hometown: Aabenraa, Denmark.
  • Age: 24
  • When did you first start training at Crossfit Naples? Oktober 2012
Tell us about your sports & fitness background:
Former Danish regional champion in sailing, former Danish champion badminton and 3 years in the Danish army.
How did you first get exposed to CrossFit?
An army friend of mine (220lbs, 6ft 6), gave me an introduction to CrossFit. .
What was your first workout and how did it go? How did you feel after?
My army friend told me about it. Naturally, when he told me that CrossFit was (excuse my language) “the shit”, and bodybuilding was out. I was a little skeptical. But when comparing his arms to mine and knowing that whatever we did in the military of physical work, he beat me every time. So I had to try some of that miracle training. I wanted in, and he gave me an introduction in the form of Fran(21 – 15 – 9 of thrusters(95lbs) and pullups), with no scaling allowed. I posted a really competitive time of around 18 min (just kidding), totally exhausted and not realizing what had hit me. After my meeting with “Fran” I was instantly hooked on this fire breathing, muscle aching way of training.
Favorite Workout:
“Murph”

For time.
1 mile Run
100 pull ups
200 push ups
300 squats
1 mile Run

Least Favorite Workout:
Anything with box jumps!!!
What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health and fitness since starting CF (before/after)? 
Before I could run 2 miles in 12 mins but barely be able to do 5 strict pull ups. So what I’ve seen, is a great improvement in the ability to do more things better. One of the best substitutes I have ever done.
What sort of unexpected changes in your life have you experienced out of taking on something like CrossFit? 
Coming to the states for flight school, we spent the first few months only going to school and then heading home to eat and study. It felt impossible to fit training into the program.But waking up tired, being tired in class and needing a nap when coming home, had to be fixed. We decided to start training CrossFit, since it was to most effective way of training I had ever experienced. The hour we spent in the gym was easily caught up with, in the amount of energy and ability to concentrate throughout the day.
Any advice for people just getting started or new to CrossFit?
 Pain is temporary, pride is forever!
Rasmus

Monday’s Workout  (June 24, 2013)

These are two of the events that we completed this weekend…your turn!

Event II:
In 5 minutes perform as many reps of the sequence as possible:
20 Double Unders
-5 Power Cleans (95/43)
20 Double Unders
-5 Power Cleans (135/63)
20 Double Unders
-5 Power Cleans (155/83)
20 Double Unders
-5 Power Cleans (185/103)
20 Double Unders
Max rep Power Cleans (225/123) in the time remaining.

Event III:
1Rep Max Deadlift.
Tuesday’s Workout (June 25, 2013)
This was the first event of the weekend…your turn!

Event I:
In 9 minutes:
Run 800 m
-50 Thrusters (45/33)
Max rep Chest To Bar Pull-ups in the time remaining.

Score is sum total of all Thrusters & Pull-ups.

Paleo Spaghetti & Meatballs

Spaghetti and Meatball Bites
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Ingredients
  • 1 medium spaghetti squash, cut in half lengthwise, seeds removed
  • 1lb Tropical Traditions Grass Fed Ground Beef
  • 1 (14oz) can tomato sauce
  • 3 egg whites, whisked
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon fat of choice (I used bacon fat)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Cut spaghetti squash in half lengthwise, use a spoon to remove the seeds and excess threads.
  3. Place spaghetti squash cut side down on a baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes. Make sure not to overcook!!
  4. Add your ground beef to a large bowl and add ½ tablespoon of parsley, basil, and thyme and a bit of salt and pepper. Combine.
  5. Make your ground beef into small bite-sized meatballs.
  6. Now place a large skillet under medium heat, add your fat then small meatballs.
  7. Then add your can of tomato sauce, extra herbs, and salt and pepper.
  8. After meatballs have cooked for about 3-4 minutes, flip them and let them simmer in the sauce.
  9. While the meatballs are cooking through, remove your spaghetti squash from oven and use a fork to dethread the squash.
  10. Turn oven down to 350 degrees.
  11. Place silicone cups in your muffin tin then add your spaghetti squash threads to eat silicone cup, pressing down in the middle of the cup for the meatball to sit.
  12. Once the meatballs are done cooking, remove them from the sauce, and place each one in a muffin tin.
  13. Now pour just a little bit of beaten egg white on top of each muffin, spaghetti squash and the meatball.
  14. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until egg is completely cooked through.
  15. Add extra sauce to a bowl and dip your spaghetti and meatball bites in the sauce!

Mores Paleo Recipes Can Found HERE

Paleo Spaghetti

Monday’s Workout

Strength: Deadlift:15min to find a heavy 3

 Conditioning:

“Bodyweight Total”

2 minutes for max reps of each of the following:

  • Pull-ups
  • Push-ups
  • Sit-ups
  • Squats

Tuesday’s Workout

For time-

5-4-3-2-1

  • Back squat @85% 1rm

50-40-30-20-10

  • Double unders
Cash Out: Sit ups