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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.

What is CrossFit? No really…

As CrossFit Coaches we were given a standardized test at our certification. We were asked over 100 questions pertaining to CrossFit’s view of Health and Fitness. Here are some of the questions that we were asked. Can you answer them?

A.  Describe and Explain the 4 metabolic pathways

B.  Discuss the 10 general physical skills, what is unique about each, and why they are important to CrossFit.

C.  What is CrossFit?  In your answer, discuss concepts relating to work, power, load, gymnastics, weightlifting, “metcon”, variety, health, intensity, and function.

At the very least people know that CF is hard, and to be honest that is all you really need to know to see results. But to last the test of time, especially when things get hard(er), or something trendy comes through the fitness industry, its the science behind CF that will keep you a part of the program forever. When I mean forever. I mean forever……………………………………………………………………………

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Monday’s Workout

ADV-INT-BEG

Front squat 5 Rep Max (15 minute Cap)
Then….
200m sprint/run/jog x 3, rest 1 min between rounds
Then…
Back squat 10 Rep Max (15 minute Cap)

 

Tuesday’s Workout

ADV

For time:
20 thrusters, 155/105# buy in
4 rounds of:
10 toes to bar
15 PJ (135/95)

INT

For time:
20 thrusters, 135/95# buy in
4 rounds of:
10 knees to elbow
15 PP (95/65)

BEG

for time:
20 thrusters, 95/65# buy in
4 rounds of:
30 straight leg situps
15 PP (65/45)