3 rounds of:
100 double unders
10 Double KB C&J (32kg)
My time was 12 minutes
50 American Kettlebell Swings (32 kg)
30 American KBS
20 American KBS
My time: 14:20
Been gone for a while but back in the swing of things – actually in a transition period right now. For 2 years I was in Korea then Texas in the past 4 months and now I’m moving to Washington state. Took 6 days to drive from Texas to Washington – taking the scenic route through New Mexico, Arizona, Las Vegas, California, Oregon, and then Washington. Aside from stopping at LAX to transfer flights in the past, I’ve never walked around California.
I was amazed of the climate transition here from traveling in Death Valley at 106 degrees to ending up in northern California at 55 degrees. I stayed in San Francisco for one night and left around 10:00 the next morning driving up the scenic route 1 and highway 101 into Crescent City – where I stayed another night. The next day, I drove up Oregon, stopped at Portland, finishing my long journey in the Tacoma area.
Made it just fine here, and I’ve been exploring the area for the past couple of days. My workouts along the journey were bodyweight and kettlebell (32 kg) WODs in my hotel rooms and running around the neighborhood. Haven’t been to Seattle yet at this time – should be going there soon though. Now I need to find a good box to train at.
That thing that every crossfit beginner do naturally
Since mitochondria, cellular organelles responsible for energy production, are essential in your performance in aerobic capacity, it is vital to train in a way that optimizes their function. This article talks about studies on training methods that stimulate mitochondria differently.
“Sprint workouts of 4-10 x 30 seconds at 200% of peak power did boost mitochondrial power output/function”
“…a more recent unpublished study by the same group put subjects through interval workouts twice a day, seven days a week, for three weeks. This time, a marker of the amount of mitochondria increased by 40 percent.”
So high intensity sprints for powerful mitochondria and volume for an increased number. This fits with “polarized training” elite endurance athletes implement with low intensity training done 80%-90% of the time followed by very high intensity training done 10%-20% of the time.
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-Everything works for fat loss, but as you become more and more efficient at an exercise, the effects diminish.
–To lose fat, do exercises you’re bad at. Change things up once you begin to get efficient at a movement.
–500-meters is enough for rowing. Any longer, you risk getting too efficient at it and negate the fat loss effects.
-Try two-minute bouts on any cardio machine. Once you’ve improved a lot – time to move onto another machine.
-Instead of resting between sets, do ab or mobility work to torch more fat.
Robert Porter was a swimmer growing up and active through high school and college. As the years passed, he became more sedentary, and with his job as an insurance broker he ate a majority of his meals at restaurants. His weight slowly crept up to 240 lbs at its peak, and although he wasn’t taking any medications he…