Originally Posted by Allen Yeh
I've cut back on my lifting days per week to 3 this week, week 1 felt great, week 2 felt ok, week 3 was a terrible for deadlifts, now going into week 4 I'm going to cut it down to 3 lifting days per week and see if that feels any better. I'm still going to keep brief metcons after my workouts and possibly doing ESD stuff on my "off" days.
Focus on nutrition too....play around with post workout meals. Like Rob said too, take a week at 50% and it should help recovery. If you don't feel stronger with each workout...you are probably overtrained and under recovered. It's really so basic, but we always tend to make it more complicated than it needs to be. Lift, Eat, Rest.
I lift 3x a week, no metcons and my endurance has not suffered when I go for a 1-2 hr mountain bike ride every few weeks....plus I keep lean, feel stronger and have more muscle. Sounds like a good plan to me.