Late last week there was an Associated Press article on recent findings that high intensity interval training is more effective than typical workouts.
“High-intensity interval training is twice as effective as normal exercise,” said Jan Helgerud, an exercise expert at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. “This is like finding a new pill that works twice as well … we should immediately throw out the old way of exercising.”
If you’re a CrossFitter you’re already familiar with high intensity interval training, and its effectiveness. The article goes on to explain that traditional workouts don’t push the body hard enough to create the appropriate stress response that will lead to adaptation and improved fitness. Last Friday we had Barbara, a benchmark interval workout. Tomorrow we’ve got row sprint intervals. Find a partner, get on the erg, and take turns rowing as hard as you can.
March 2nd, 2010
Skill: Burgener Warm-up
Strength: Clean 1-1-1-1-1-1-1
With a partner:
Row 10 x 250m
Rest while partner rows.
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