Friday 5-25-12

To make a correction in yesterday’s post about Saturday – Joey will be here for “Open Box” from 9-10.

Aerobic training benefits cardiovascular function and decreases body fat. This is certainly of significant benefit. Aerobic conditioning allows us to engage in moderate/low power output for extended periods of time. This is valuable for many sports. Athletes engaging in excessive aerobic training witness decreases in muscle mass, strength, speed and power. It is not uncommon to find marathoners with a vertical leap of several inches and a press well below average for most athletes. Aerobic activity has a pronounced tendency to decrease anaerobic capacity. This does not bode well for athletes or the individual interested  in total conditioning or optimal health.

Anaerobic activity also benefits cardiovascular function and decreases body fat. Anaerobic activity is unique in it’s capacity to dramatically improve power, speed, strength and muscle mass. Anaerobic conditioning allows us to exert extreme forces over a very brief time. Perhaps the aspect of anaerobic conditioning that bears greatest consideration is that anaerobic conditioning will not adversely affect aerobic capacity! In fact, properly structured, anaerobic activity can be used to develop a very high level of aerobic fitness without the muscle wasting consistent with high volume aerobic exercise! – CrossFit Training Guide

Warm Up: 5 Min Mobility, Junkyard Dog, Burgener

3 Rounds for Time:

Max reps Burpee Box Jumps for 1 minute, 24″/20″

Max reps Snatch for 1 minute, 75/50 lbs

Rest 1 minute

Post total reps for each to comments