At first, it’s terrifying, intimidating, and maybe just preposterous. But after a few classes, you get it. You get why CrossFit is so addictive. You suddenly forget about the high-intensity WOD that had your body crying for serenity. The endorphin rush and sense of family and community have you yearning for more.
There’s something to the cliche: too much of a good thing is never a good thing. It’s true. Overdulging in WODs needs to be harmonized with some recovery bliss.
CrossFit is an addiction that you don’t want to kick; it’s an addiction you want to maximize the high with some adequate recovery. Muscle recovery is the most intelligent thing you can do for yourself if you want to see improvements and avoid injury. Recovery is an opportunity for your soft tissue to build and be stronger and perform better.
Overtraining will hinder your progress, and distress your overall health and wellness.