CrossFit Endurance

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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 this segment, MacKenzie develops the five-degree angle of lean during Pose running. Katona’s first drill is hopping in place and then leaning from the ankles to create the bare minimum angle necessary to create forward motion. In another drill, MacKenzie spots Katona as he falls… Continue Reading

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All About the Peak?

By Brian MacKenzie with Anthony Roberts

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Most athletes train to be their best for a certain event—but does “peaking” work? Brian MacKenzie and Anthony Roberts don’t think so.

One of my most vivid high-school memories was swimming at Belmont Plaza each year for CIF, although only one of my top performances came at this meet. Most of the people I swam with (20-plus kids went to CIF each year from my school alone) rarely set a personal record… Continue Reading

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

In Part 2, MacKenzie identified a drill to help train you to move your legs more with your hamstrings than your hip flexors. In Part 3, he provides two more drills to reinforce the concept.

Standing with his back to a wall, Katona practices raising his… Continue Reading

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In this video, CrossFit Endurance coach John McBrien shares endurance programming tips for military athletes—athletes already in the military, athletes in a military school or athletes training to enter service.

McBrien says CrossFit Endurance training for the military begins with CrossFit five to six times per week, with more volume to mimic the increased volume of military training. In addition to CrossFit, McBrien adds CrossFit Endurance to the programming two to three times… Continue Reading

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

In this segment, MacKenzie identifies problems he commonly sees with the running stride and how to fix them. He demonstrates a hamstring-activation technique he uses to cue athletes to pull with the hamstring and not the hip flexors.

“What we want to avoid is the hip flexors getting… Continue Reading

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

MacKenzie says many problems he sees coming out of his CrossFit Endurance seminars are related to calves, feet and ankles. One of the issues is not allowing the heel to “kiss” the ground.

To utilize proper ankle flexion and muscle elasticity from your knee to your foot, MacKenzie’s drill is… Continue Reading

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Join CrossFit Endurance coach John McBrien as he discusses programming for multiple-sport athletes, such as those who run, bike and swim or who are military athletes.

A week of CrossFit Endurance programming for multi-sport athletes differs from the single-sport supplement of two or three endurance workouts in addition to the four-to-six days of CrossFit programming. Multi-sport programming allows only four CrossFit workouts per week and supplements them with two sport-specific… Continue Reading

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“CrossFit makes you fit. CrossFit Endurance is a sports-specific supplement that makes you that much better,” says John McBrien, a CrossFit Endurance coach. Join McBrien as he discusses programming for single-sport athletes.

CrossFit Endurance supplements traditional CrossFit programming (four to six times a week) by adding in two or three endurance workouts per week: two interval sessions and one stamina session. Stamina workouts are time trials or tempos at 85-95 percent of maximal effort… Continue Reading

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