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Team Workouts

By Greg Glassman

In Workouts

October 01, 2003

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Team workouts can play as vital a role to the CrossFit program as individual workouts do, according to Coach Greg Glassman. In this article, Coach describes 30 team workouts in detail.

As a rule, Crossfit WODs do not always lend themselves to teamwork. A number of obstacles must be surmounted to successfully operate a team WOD. Accommodating a wide variety of capacities in a single group while challenging both elite and novice athletes… Continue Reading

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Benchmark Workouts

By Greg Glassman

In Reference, Workouts

September 01, 2003

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In Benchmark Workouts, Coach Greg Glassman describes and examines six of Crossfit’s benchmark “girl” workouts: Angie, Barbara, Chelsea, Diane, Elizabeth, and Fran.

The first three workouts (Angie, Barbara and Chelsea) are super simple, very tough, and dramatically reinforce the pull-up. Yet each presents a different metabolic challenge. With Angie, the work becomes steadier as the workout progresses. With Barbara, each round takes a little longer… Continue Reading

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Interval Generator

By Greg Glassman

In Workouts

June 01, 2003

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There are no bad intervals, only weak efforts. Variety and intensity will ultimately determine preparedness. Here is a scheme to give variance to your anaerobic work.

Intervals generated by this experiment will certainly be anaerobic yet are certain to pack a substantial aerobic punch. Play with these intervals before or after your regular workouts or on “rest” days.

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In CrossFit, Rowing, Workouts

December 01, 2002

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Rowing ergometer times are dominated by heavier athletes. Check out the Concept II rankings for lightweight and heavyweights at every distance. Ergometer rowing is a heavyweight’s game!

The reasons for this are a complex blend of physics and physiology, and the influences differ from one type of ergometer to another and from shorter to longer distances. In fact, the science of rowing and ergometers gives ample opportunity to brush… Continue Reading

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