Machete Posted September 5, 2016 Report Share Posted September 5, 2016 On 9/3/2016 at 2:24 PM, Kishi said: Also, yeah man, that short WOD-style training just doesn't have the carryover to longer stuff that they like to pretend it does. It really doesn't. I remember, I used to train with that kind of modality a lot, and then I ended up taking a job over Christmas holidays working for UPS. I had to load trucks for hours and hours, and let me tell you: that short style of training did nothing to save me. Yeah, before I became familiar with Joel Jamieson I was a huge Ross Enamait fan and HIIT nazi. Bought into all the "Tabata" BS. I killed most Sherdog conditioning challenges, and could swarm someone for three rounds. I was also constantly sympathetic-dominant with a resting heart rate of 80, which made me useless later in the Army because of a lack of cardiac output. Haha On 9/4/2016 at 4:19 AM, DarK_RaideR said: I get it. A while back when I read the articles for CF Level 1 certification and the part about building a workout talks about 3 categories of exercises (metcon, lifting, gymnastics) and 3 ways of setting up a WOD: First option has something from all three and is basically an AMRAP, second is a mix of 2 categories for time and the third is single focus taking it low and slow. This last one means something like a 10k run for metcon or a slow build up to a 1RM for one of your lifts or spending the entire workout trying to master a gymnastics skill. Obviously, mass consumption CF boxes won't really bother with that last option, unless it's memorial day doing Murph (which doesn't even happen round these parts). This is what I'm having trouble with right now. I'm training for a marathon on January while maintaining some BJJ and CrossFit, and Brian MacKenzie's old CrossFit Endurance stuff seems to be all about the intervals. That camp seems to believe the exact opposite of what Alex Viada does in regards to what "junk miles" actually are. I'm deliberating whether I should log the easy miles in and just practice my Weightlifting and Gymnastics moves, keeping the overall intensity low; or incorporate running into my WODs and keep the training density up. (Of course regardless I'm consulting with the Scouts to learn how to run.) 3 Quote Valar Morghulis Halfling Monk, Chaotic Neutral Machete's Blog: Inside A Mad Mind Third World Warrior: The Eight-Year Training Log Link to comment
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