Monday, September 28, 2009

Endurance Is A General Physical Skill Too

Starting Thursday we will be training one Chipper per week without the Max Effort domain. This is in an effort to help produce a well rounded athlete, one that can train short, quick , and powerful and one that can also run 10K if they need to.

Should those pursuing Crossfit and GPP regularly train long workouts (20-30 minutes and up)?

Why? The goal of Crossfit is to increase power output. The ability to produce power decreases as your time increases therefore keeping workouts in a lower time domain allow athletes to produce a higher average power. Is there value in going a little longer occasionally? Of course. If you never experience the longer domain you will be hurting when it is time to go long for real. In my opinion this is not where you develop fitness but rather where you strengthen your mind and prove to yourself that you can do it. I recommend no more than 15-20% of your workouts go over 20 minutes (actually 15 but i know there are endurance junkies that just don’t get it).

Taken from Dutch Lowy's Blog

Aaron warming the rower up for his Dad for FGB IV

Shoulder Press


5 Rounds
5 Deadlifts (Men use 275#/Women use 185#)
10 Burpees

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  1. Shoulder press 145x2. Failed at 150, got it up easily the first time but second time it wasn't happening. Pressed it a second time a few minutes later, but not calling it for 2

  2. 5 Rounds
    5 Deadlifts
    10 Burpees as Rx'ed

    6:59 (PR)

  3. Shoulder Press 150x2

    Deadlifts 225#