To keep it simple, Doug Katona starts this CrossFit Endurance Trainer Course with the three running fundamentals: Pose/position, fall, pull. Katona emphasizes it’s not posture but position at CrossFit Walnut in California.
“So when you run, if you’re not afraid to fall, you’ll be OK,” Katona says.
Fast runners, he adds, have less fear of falling.
The ultimate goal, Katona explains, is to reclaim the correct position as fast as… Continue Reading
Bailey, who finished sixth at this year’s CrossFit Games, is a former college sprinter whose best 400-meter time was 47 seconds.
At the recent CrossFit Tour stop in Big Sky, Mont., Dr. Nicholas Romanov worked with Bret Ellis to improve his running form. In Part 3, the Pose Method creator teaches the owner and head trainer at CrossFit Rabid in Rainbow City, Ala., about cadence.
Unfortunately, Ellis is having a hard time, and his effort his visible.
“You’re still trying to look a certain position ’cause you haven’t quite felt it yet,” observes CrossFit Games General… Continue Reading
At the recent CrossFit Tour stop in Big Sky, Mont., Dr. Nicholas Romanov worked with Bret Ellis to improve his running form. In Part 2, the creator of the Pose Method teaches Ellis, owner and head trainer at CrossFit Rabid in Rainbow City, Ala., about “unweighting.”
“It’s a change of support. It’s a small pose,” Romanov explains.
The movement shouldn’t require any effort. Romanov notes that the arms aren’t involved. It’s about taking pressure off the ground and… Continue Reading
When Pose Method creator Dr. Nicholas Romanov meets Bret Ellis, he notes his muscles.
“Your fitness level is intimidating,” Romanov says, “but, unfortunately, your running, it sucks.”
Ellis explains that all he’s trying to do is just move forward. Romanov advises… Continue Reading
Brian MacKenzie says endurance is a large part of CrossFit in this video filmed at the CrossFit Experience at the 2012 Reebok CrossFit Games.
The founder of CrossFit Endurance has attendees practice drills to demonstrate how strength and conditioning is still important for muscle recruitment in endurance sports. Among those drills is simply hopping in place with good posture and then leaning to move forward while hopping.
“What did they just do… Continue Reading
What’s the best running shoe? The one you like, says Doug Katona of CrossFit Endurance.
“All running is natural,” he explains.
Simply teach athletes good mechanics and problems will go away, Katona says.
In terms of minimalist shoes, he says they’re great except for one problem: “If you’re heel striking in a flat shoe, you’re really screwed. If you’re wearing a Vibram and you ... run a mile in bad mechanics, you’re screwed. So I… Continue Reading
Airey is rounding his shoulders and back, MacKenzie notes.
“What we’ve got here is one broken dude,” he says. “And he doesn’t have to be.”
For a quick fix, MacKenzie takes Airey’s feet out of the straps, sets the damper to 1 and prohibits him from touching the seat to the back of his feet—all while maintaining the integrity… Continue Reading