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Factors for CrossFit Frequency

The frequency at which you should do CrossFit depends on various factors, including your fitness level, goals, and overall health. CrossFit is a high-intensity workout that combines elements of weightlifting, cardio, and gymnastics. Here are some general guidelines:

  • Beginners: If you’re new to CrossFit or exercise in general, it’s advisable to start with 2-3 sessions per week for 1 to 2 months. This allows your body to adapt to the intensity and helps prevent overtraining and/or injury.
  • Intermediate: As you become more accustomed to CrossFit and build strength and endurance, you can gradually increase the frequency to 3-5 sessions per week. Be sure to include rest days to allow your body to recover.
  • Advanced: For advanced athletes or those training for specific goals or competitions, 4-6 sessions per week might be appropriate. However, it’s crucial to listen to your body, take rest days when needed, and avoid overtraining.
  • Rest Days: Regardless of your fitness level, incorporating rest days into your routine is essential. Your body needs time to recover and repair. Aim for at least 1-2 rest days per week. For example: Work out Monday & Tuesday, rest Wednesday, work out Thursday, Friday and sometimes Saturday, and rest Sunday. 

It’s important to note that individual tolerance and recovery rates vary per person. Pay attention to how your body responds to the workouts, and adjust your frequency accordingly. If your body is telling you that it is way too sore or way too tired to workout by Thursday or Friday then maybe rest an extra day. On the other hand, if you are feeling good and strong by Thursday and Friday, add another workout day. If you have questions about workout routines, ask a coach and we will lead you in the right direction. 

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