Saturday, May 12, 2007

Rest Day

Once you break the point of no return in crossfit or any type of training the risk of over training is huge, The athletes ability to put himself down grows larger and larger. Meaning an elite athlete after and elite performance needs much more time to recover than an average athlete with an average performance. The difference being that an elite athlete can do an average performance any day of the week and more without any risk. But when maximizing loads/speed ect... needs more time to recover. This is shown the best by elite strength lifters needing up to 10 mins between heavy lifts to maximize potential, but beginning lifters only need about 2 mins to recover because they don't have the ability maximize or to put themselves down the same way!

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