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CFE – How do I get good at distances if I’m not concentrating on Distance Training?

By admin | In Uncategorized | on February 2, 2013

How am I going to become efficient at running if I am not running long distances?

CrossFit Endurance

The answer to this question has two parts : One refers to the concept of specificity and one is about third wave adaptations.

Specificity is the physiological theory that one must train a specific muscle/movement in order to develop strength and efficiency in that muscle movement. To avoid third wave adaptations CFE Strength& Conditioning does not have specificity to produce athletes that are “generalists” rather than specialized in one area. By doing CFE S& C WODS you will retain the generalist approach. While completing focused anaerobic endurance training you will develop the third wave adaptations necessary to become efficient at your sport/s.

Third wave adaptations occur through repetitive exposure to movements. These allow the body to become extremely efficient at movement. The traditional belief in endurance training is that the more you run, the more efficient you will become. This is not correct. Studies show that running economy will be improved more through anaerobic training than endurance training (Explosive-strength training improves 5-km running time by improving running economy and muscle power. J Appl Physiol. 1999 May;86(5):1527-33.).

Stamina replaces LSD or aerobic training!

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