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Metabolic Conditioning, Or “Cardio” for Sports Athletes

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Biking, running, swimming, rowing, speed skating, and cross-country skiing are collectively known as “metabolic conditioning.”   In the common vernacular they are referred to as “cardio.” CrossFit’s third fitness model, the one that deals with metabolic pathways, contains the seeds of the CrossFit “cardio” prescription. To understand the CrossFit approach to “cardio” we need first to briefly cover the nature and...

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Importance of Interval Training for Sports Athletes

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Interval Training   The key to developing the cardiovascular system without an unacceptable loss of strength, speed, and power is interval training. Interval training mixes bouts of work and rest in timed intervals. Below table gives guidelines for interval training. We can control the dominant metabolic pathway conditioned by varying the duration of the work and rest interval and number...

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General Physical Preparedness (GPP)

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Did you notice us mentioning General Physical Preparedness in our lot of blogs, what is it exactly?    It is about preparing yourself for the unknown and the unknowable life throws at you. It can be anything, for example, you are late for boarding your flight and you have to just run with your bag and suitcase. It's carrying those...

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This week’s challenge: Air Squats and Burpees

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Hey people! It's time to step into some mixed-modality challenge! Wait, what the heck is that?!   Alright alright. So far you have attempted challenges involving single movement in the 1 and 3 min time domain. That was fun, and a good start. Right?   However, life is not always going to challenge you with a single movement. It will...

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