I finally got my copy of Power, Speed, Endurance by Brian MacKenzie of CrossFit Endurance. I have to admit, I didn’t know what to expect – maybe 100 pages filled with controversial ideas. What I got was: A beautiful, thick, large-format book packed with hundreds of slow-motion stills of every CrossFit exercise as well as … More BMack vs. Bompa–First Thoughts on Power, Speed, Endurance
I saw some questions on the CrossFit Endurance site this week about how to set up the C2 to measure watts while doing a Tabata 20:10 short interval workout. I think the CFE crew threw a curveball to the community when they switched from “post your meters” to “post your watts,” but in fact average … More How to Measure Tabata Watts on the C2
I did a CrossFit Endurance baseline workout on the C2 today: 12 x 200m on / 2’ off. This sounds “not bad” from an intensity standpoint due to the long rest intervals. It’s deceptive, however, because it’s more of a muscular endurance workout than a “cardio” workout, and it’s quite challenging due to the high … More CrossFit Endurance Baseline: 12 x 200m
Sometimes it’s tough to figure out how to implement short interval workouts on the water where you do not have the controlled timing environment that you do on the Concept2. This is especially tough with some of the CrossFit Endurance short interval WODs that mix distance and time. The SpeedCoach is not really set up … More Implementing CrossFit Endurance Short Intervals on the Water
Hmmmm…I’m usually a big fan of CrossFit Endurance, but I have to hit the buzzer on some aspects of the new CrossFit Journal video on rowing “quick fixes.” There is some really questionable rowing technique in this video. There is no stored energy, flow, ratio, or concept of length, and there is a lot of … More Opinion–CrossFit Journal Video on Rowing “Quick Fix”
Even though I am not a chef, I am looking forward to reading Tim Ferriss’ upcoming book The Four-Hour Chef on my Kindle for Windows Phone. As you know, I enjoyed his previous book, The Four Hour Body. His perspectives on fitness, nutrition, kettlebells, ice baths, and Crossfit Endurance were well-written and spot on with … More Looking Forward to Tim Ferriss’ The Four-Hour Chef
It’s been a week of stress, travel, and not enough sleep. “I can gut it out” is what we all tell ourselves. “You are a liar!” is how your body responds. You need the recovery time, you need the mental focus. The numbers don’t lie, and they are terrible. A 1:36 split for 125 meters … More This is your body. This is your body without enough sleep. Any questions?