4 thoughts on “WOD 1 Nov 2012 (AM)

  1. Very interesting article Chris, thanks ( and thank you Naim ).
    Time to increase the workload!!!

  2. Thanks for the shout-out on our article on strength training, guys – much appreciated!  Let us know if there are other topics you would like to see us cover on Tabata Times (www.tabatatimes.com).  Thanks.

  3. the interesting “thing”  is this line “a collegiate track athlete comes to me and wants to get faster”. 
    The implication being that someone knows the sport and how to do it before they become obsessed about strength as  the key. We have all experienced the phenomenal growth  in strength that the first 1/2 years of Crossfit training  brings. Once you have the skills, the stronger athlete gets it, but, dont throw out the baby with the bathwater. Simply  being strong, does not teach you how to fence, olympic lift, handstand, swim etc. Its the unique blend of cardio, strength, agility coordination etc that makes a good athlete. if we look at Mo ( the runner) adding strength to his regime boosted him to no1! Never the less he had years of running experience, and the  institute where he prepared kept him at his 110 miles a week while adding strength. But after 1/2 years in crossfit, you better be adding l heavy lifting , as those extra improvements wont come without it.

  4. Andrew — You raise a very valid point about Rick’s thoughts on how absolute strength factors into being an athlete. If you haven’t already read this interview, check it out:
    He elaborates more on having a strong overall athletic foundation and how that benefits any specialty you may want to pursue, whether it be track, CrossFit, etc.

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