CrossFit Endurance

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In CrossFit Endurance, Running, Videos

January 15, 2012

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Trail running—it’s more than you think. So says CrossFit Endurance founder Brian MacKenzie.

“Time and intensity is how you want to look at things,” he says. “First, we look at how long you can literally last.”

A common problem, he says, is an insufficient warm-up.

“Trail running is a very athletic thing. It’s not just running.”

For those who want to compete, his advice is to look at the length of the race and where you can handle… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit Endurance, Running, Videos

November 29, 2011

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“With uphill running, ... you’re going to end up wanting to lean into that hill a little bit more and pick the feet up a little quicker,” Brian MacKenzie of CrossFit Endurance says. “It allows you to get up the hill much more efficiently, and it’ll allow for better turnover and much more efficient running.”

The first step is assessing the athlete’s capacity.

“What we want to do is focus on where they can handle the hill, how long they can… Continue Reading

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Follow Your Heart Rate?

By Brian MacKenzie with Anthony Roberts

In CrossFit Endurance, Rest Day/Theory

October 24, 2011

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Brian MacKenzie and Anthony Roberts explain the origins of the maximum heart rate number and why it so often tells us so little.

Ever seen this formula?

220 - age = MHR

It’s the standard formula for determining maximum heart rate, or MHR. Subtracting your age from 220 represents the highest heart rate one can safely achieve through exercise stress. This formula tells us a 15-year-old has a maximum… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit Endurance, Running

September 16, 2011

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More than just an average seminar, War Camp holds true to its name. Matthew Hoff reports.

I had no idea what was in store when I signed up for the first CrossFit Endurance War Camp.

I had completed the CrossFit Endurance seminar at CrossFit Red Point in Fayetteville, N.C., so I knew the program but was rusty on its application.

Although I already was familiar with the theory of anaerobic… Continue Reading

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Cycling Basics: Part 3

By Doug Katona

In Coaching, CrossFit Endurance, Exercises, Videos

September 01, 2011

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In this series, Brian MacKenzie and Doug Katona of CrossFit Endurance share tips for improving your cycling performance. Using a Wattbike, the two are able to collect data on cycling performance and improve technique. Today’s goal is improving posture while cycling.

“Cycling biomechanically is a very, very fine skill,” Katona says. Using the analogy of a clock, he provides simple ways to look at pedaling biomechanics to see where power is generated.

“What… Continue Reading

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Cycling Basics: Part 2

By Brian MacKenzie and Doug Katona

In Coaching, CrossFit Endurance, Videos

August 22, 2011

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In this new series, Brian MacKenzie and Doug Katona of CrossFit Endurance share tips for improving your cycling performance. Using a Wattbike, the two are able to collect data on cycling performance and improve technique. Today’s goal is improving posture while cycling.

While many cyclists adopt a flexed spine while biking, MacKenzie says they’re shortchanging their anatomy. Cyclists in that posture “don’t have the ability to utilize everything in this hip… Continue Reading

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Cycling Basics: Part 1

By Doug Katona

In CrossFit Endurance, Exercises, Videos

August 14, 2011

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In this new series, Doug Katona of CrossFit Endurance shares tips for improving your cycling performance.

In this segment, Katona explains how to properly fit your bike.

“If you’re not fitted properly, you’re going to lose a lot of efficiency, which means you’re going to diminish your power output, which means you’re not going to go as fast down the road,” he says.

The key adjustments include saddle height, fore and aft… Continue Reading

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In this series on improving your running performance, Brian MacKenzie and Doug Katona of CrossFit Endurance demonstrate drills utilizing the Pose Method of running.

In Part 6, MacKenzie introduces the Diesel Weasel, his CrossFitting dog, who pulls him on his skateboard or bike. He uses her to demonstrate running posture.

“In her movement, it’s the same with our movement,” MacKenzie says. She lands her feet underneath her and maintains a tight midline. It’s all the same principles… Continue Reading

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