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Rest Days - When to take them...

It’s extremely important to take rest days during your intense physical/mental workouts in the week. We do this to avoid burnout and progress rather than regress in our performance. 💥


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Signs you should take a rest? 🤷‍♂️

1️⃣ Persistent muscle pain/soreness

2️⃣ Poor sleep (quantify with Oura, whoop etc)

3️⃣ Increased incidence of injury/illness

4️⃣ Inability to complete workouts

5️⃣ Changes in mood (irritable, insomnia)


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Our Tips 👨‍🔧

1️⃣ Active recovery - low intensity walk to keep blood flowing and optimise recovery.

2️⃣ Sunlight - optimise sleep, ideally pair it with number 1. ☀️

3️⃣ Mobility - foam rolling/static stretching - reduce DOMs and help you get back to training faster.

4️⃣ Nutrition - Low inflammatory diet consisting of high quality protein, fibre and less processed foods.

5️⃣ Recovery - As a last resort you could invest in your body’s recovery with things like cryotherapy, sports massage, red light therapy etc.


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Believe it or not, even the top CrossFit guys rest at times. Know your body and know when to hold back so you can perform better instead of worse. 🧠


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Train smarter, not harder.

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