CrossFit Endurance

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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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In Coaching, CrossFit Endurance, Exercises, Videos

February 16, 2011

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Join CrossFit Endurance swimming coaches Brian Nabeta and Chris Michelmore at De Anza College in Cupertino, Calif., as they apply their endurance specialty to swimming.

In Part 3, the athletes continue learning three-quarter swimming in the classroom and in the pool. Michelmore emphasizes being patient in waiting for your hand to get to the third quadrant before switching your lead hand.

“I’m trying to teach the patience in this three-quarter… Continue Reading

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Bringing CrossFit to Endurance Athletes

By T.J. Murphy and Brian Mackenzie

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“I’m a journalist within the running and triathlon world, I mean that’s what I’ve been doing for the last 14 years. So one of the things for me is to explore something new with validity behind it and report on it,” says T.J. Murphy, the editor-in-chief of Competitor Magazine. Through the coaching of Brian MacKenzie of CrossFit Endurance, Murphy is exploring CrossFit and bringing it into the spotlight.

Murphy recently launched a 10-page spread on… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Endurance Swimming: 3/4 Swimming Parts 1-2

By Chris Michelmore and Brian Nabeta

In Coaching, CrossFit Endurance, Exercises, Videos

January 26, 2011

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Join CrossFit Endurance swimming coaches Brian Nabeta and Chris Michelmore at De Anza College in Cupertino, Calif., as they apply their endurance specialty to swimming.

In Part 1, Michelmore and Nabeta teach the group “quadrant swimming” using drills and lecture. With one arm out in front on the stroke, the timing is crucial to maintain balance.

“I don’t want to lower this arm until my other arm gets three-quarters of the way… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Endurance Swimming: Hand Lead

By Chris Michelmore and Brian Nabeta

In Coaching, CrossFit Endurance, Exercises, Videos

January 12, 2011

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Join CrossFit Endurance swimming coaches Brian Nabeta and Chris Michelmore at De Anza College in Cupertino, Calif., as they apply their endurance specialty to swimming.

In this video, Michelmore and Nabeta continue drilling the athletes on swimming technique. Their focus today is on the leading hand. The athletes are instructed to swim with one arm forward, palm down.

“You’re trying to keep your body in a line,” Nabeta says.

“One shoulder… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Endurance Swimming: Developing Streamline

By Chris Michelmore and Brian Nabeta

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Join CrossFit Endurance swimming coaches Brian Nabeta and Chris Michelmore at De Anza College in Cupertino, Calif., as they apply their endurance specialty to swimming.

In this video, Michelmore and Nabeta drill the streamlined body position. According to Nabeta, as swimmers, we want a hollow-body position “to lengthen our spine out so that we can be in a more fish-like state.” He says the goal is to become “more elongated, which will… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Endurance Swimming: Body Alignment

By Chris Michelmore and Brian Nabeta

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Join CrossFit Endurance swimming coaches Brian Nabeta and Chris Michelmore at De Anza College in Cupertino, Calif., as they fine-tune swimming mechanics with their athletes.

In this video, Michelmore and Nabeta drill the floating position to develop a balanced body position for swimming.

“The first thing to realize when you are in water, your spine naturally wants to stay in line,” Michelmore says.

Through dead-man’s-float drills, the participants find their… Continue Reading

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