CrossFit Endurance

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In CrossFit, CrossFit Endurance, Videos

December 04, 2010

Video Article

A tent city and a swarm of CrossFitters guaranteed some fun and engaging discussion at the recent CrossFit Endurance Sports and Fitness Expo in Costa Mesa, Calif. The event allowed CrossFitters to connect with their own community and reach out to the larger community to share CrossFit with the general public.

In this video, a panel of CrossFit HQ executives has been assembled, including Paula Gravatt of CrossFit by Overload and the Affiliate… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Endurance Swimming: The Pull Phase

By Brian Nabeta and Chris Michelmore

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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.

“We can make these swimmers more efficient,” Brian Nabeta says.

In the lecture portion of their training, Nabeta coaches technique through the pull (or anchor) phase of swimming.

“Your leverage and your efficiency decreases when you start applying that straight arm… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio, Episode 141

By Justin Judkins

In CrossFit Endurance, Nutrition, Radio

October 13, 2010

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On Episode 141 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Khristian Moore, who has seen amazing results since starting CrossFit and a Paleo/Zone diet. Justin also interviewed Fernando David, who owns an affiliate and coaches a CrossFit Endurance team. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010.

4:55 Since starting CrossFit and a Paleo/Zone diet 10 months ago, Khristian Moore has lost 107 lb. He… Continue Reading

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Training for the Ironman

By Max Wunderle

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How do you train for an Ironman competition? According to Brian MacKenzie of CrossFit Endurance, it doesn’t have to take long distances or long time commitments.

CrossFit Endurance is trying to create a different kind of endurance athlete. While traditional long-distance training is effective, it is not the only way to train for endurance events. Short, intense workouts can also influence endurance performance. For example, CrossFit Endurance weekly training totals 7-10… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit Endurance, Running

September 15, 2010

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John McBrien offers basic programming for single-sport and multi-sport athletes who are looking to improve their endurance while training with CrossFit.

In February 2003, Coach Greg Glassman wrote an article titled Theoretical Template for CrossFit’s Programming, which provided some of the rationale behind the workout of the day (WOD) and a foundation for understanding the specifics of CrossFit programming. Today, there has in many ways been an evolution in… Continue Reading

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CrossFit and Swim Training

By Chris Michelmore and Pete Raykovich

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Training for a sport can be boring and repetitive, and swimming is no different as the laps pile up. To spice things up a bit and hopefully increase performance, Pete Raykovich and Chris Michelmore have been using CrossFit with young athletes at De Anza Cupertino Aquatics.

Michelmore and Raykovich talk about how they’ve implemented CrossFit in their training program and how the athletes have responded to the intense dry-land workouts. Interestingly… Continue Reading

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Bringing CrossFit to Collegiate Swimming

By Chris Michelmore and Sage Hopkins

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In 2008-09, Sage Hopkins and Chris Michelmore led the San Jose State women’s swimming team to arguably the greatest season in Spartan history. Both happen to be avid CrossFitters and have implemented the CrossFit protocol throughout the swimming program—but getting there wasn’t easy.

“Your ass is on the line,” Hopkins was told when trying to implement CrossFit into the swimming program.

While correlation doesn’t imply cause, both coaches are sure that the… Continue Reading

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Pain Equals Potassium

By Brian MacKenzie

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Oh the burn!

At some point during Karen, your quads start to tingle with a certain familiar sensation that can only be described as “burning.” As you work your way toward your 150th toss of the Dynamax ball, the feeling gets worse and worse until you heave the final ball to the wall.

We all feel lactic acid building up during a workout. Or do we?

It turns out the burning sensation actually comes from the accumulation of potassium… Continue Reading

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