What kind of WOD do barbell lovers fear the most? Isn’t it all the endurance stuff? The long, slow, painful runs? The endless, ass-numbing rowing sessions?
If that’s the extent of your aerobic training experience, then sure, I guess the dread is justified. But keep in mind, endurance training is a big key to success in most sports, CrossFit® especially.
You should spend time raising your aerobic capacity with more sustained, sub-maximal efforts. It will expand your fitness base, which is pretty critical. It allows you to achieve and sustain a higher level of performance.
But that’s not the real problem, because most athletes get why aerobic training is a good thing. The issue is that progress isn’t always easy to track. And it’s true that this training can be pretty damn boring, if you don’t know any other way.
This week on Barbell Shrugged, we’re going to change your mind about aerobic training. We share everything you need to know to program better, including some tips for making the long, slow stuff way more fun.
Enjoy the show,
- Check out our Aerobic Monster training program designed to help build your aerobic capacity so you can improve your pacing, breathing, endurance and recovery.