Wednesday Form: Doing cardio…
Consider the simple example, like a Team Fran…classic high intensity. Thrusters/Pullups…only anaerobic, right? Wrong. Cardio, big cardio.
Actually, the best of all worlds…training all the energy systems. Check out Crossfit Endurance. “Studies show that explosive, anaerobic training improves endurance capability.” (Explosive-strength training improves 5-km running time by improving running economy and muscle power. J Appl Physiol. 1999 May;86(5):1527-33.) (crossfit endurance).
Sometimes it takes a mental shift, a paradigm reversal, a leap of faith even to believe that these intense quick hitters translate into endurance. How? 1) Muscles that can mobilize fuel, 2) Efficient movement of the body, 3) Pain management.
So, sure, do your cardio…just make sure it’s a 12 min HI session! (and get plenty of rest so you can come back next time for high intensity!)
PS. Nice C2B pullups! And solid squats to everyone even if they weren’t pic’ed just right!