I do a little happy dance inside, and sometimes out, when a rest day comes around. But I try not to completely abuse them. I am on a 3-on-1 off schedule, and have been for sometime, so my body is used to pushing hard. I don’t want to lose that momentum or lose my focus, so I do something, anything on my off day so that I keep my body and mind focused on the prize.
Things I’ve done on a ‘rest day’
CrossFit Warm up x3
Run a mile or two
Row 1000-2000meters at a moderate pace
Skill work (muscleup/handstand pu/double unders)
Play soccer of volleyball
so I rowed 1000m at a 2:15 pace and stretched out