Thursday, September 16, 2010
Getting Better Faster
So how does my Crossfit training fit into all of this? Crossfit is fundamentally based around the concept of using high intensity training to make you better, especially in workouts like FRAN one of the Crossfit benchmark WODS. 21-15-9 reps of Thrusters (65# Ladies / 95# men) followed by Pull ups as fast as you can is meant to push you HARD.
It doesn't look like its that hard when you read it...try it and let me know how you feel, but make sure you're pushing yourself to move through it as fast you can. What I love about Crossfit is that there is a level of intensity that I can achieve when I'm working out at the box that I cannot achieve through anything else I do. Not only are you racing the clock, but you're racing against other people who are working out next to you. So how is this different than a running race or a triathlon? For me I can only generate the same amount of intensity that I can for the duration of a Crossfit workout at the end of a race but I can't keep it throughout. Maybe since the Crossfit workouts have shorter, more varied movements its easier to push through the next set of pull ups and then push through the thrusters instead of push for the next 5 miles of running or biking.