The short answer is that most people will benefit from CrossFitting no more than 4-5 days per week (this does not include any additional exercise outside of CrossFit.) If you participate in other activities (i.e. group sports, running, yoga) you may want to decrease your attendance to 3-4 days per week. We do not recommend that people attend more than 5 days per week.
If you are training 5-7 days per week, you should either be in our Competition class or you are not grasping the concept of Intensity in your workouts. If you are attending this frequently and not seeing dramatic improvements, you should speak with a coach about what needs to change in your CrossFit prescription.
The classic CrossFit.com prescription for work to rest is three days on-one day off. Initially, we usually recommend that new members workout one day on-one day off until they adapt to CrossFit workouts. Some members workout five days per week and take the weekend off, but most find the 2-3 on/1 off prescription to work best and allow for ample recovery during the week.
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