“I hate rest days. I swear to God nothing makes me crazier than doing nothing. I think I get addicted to the rush of a workout — or maybe I just hate not getting to wear my really fly Lululemon clothes and knee socks — but regardless, I hate it. One of the most common mistakes that new CrossFitters make is not resting enough, so here are my tips on how to have a successful rest day.
Now a lot of you read that and said, “No sh*t, Sherlock!” but most CrossFitters are too stupid to actually rest. They do this thing called “Active Rest.” Now I would buy into the whole “active rest” thing if it was walking around the block or maybe a light activity like mowing the yard, but — for the most part — a CrossFitter’s “active rest” evolves into a long trail run or “tech work” with a bar and light weights. Cut that sh*t out. The only thing you should be lifting on a rest day is a glass of water or the remote and the only time you should run is if you are being chased from “actively resting” with some other guy’s girlfriend…