Movement and Aerobic Capacity
Coach Jason Wolstenholme will be leading this new class at CVCF.
15 min of Movement instruction for the Endurance athlete and anyone looking to gain better understanding of how their bodies should be able to move.
25-35 minute Aerobic conditioning/Met-con designed to help individuals find their ideal aerobic training zone. This will be outside and use a combination of Kettlebells, Medicine Balls, Agility and of course, Running.
Why Is This Type of Training Important?
If CrossFit is your only exercise you are building an amazing engine that runs on mostly glycogen (sugar). While this is in short supply, you probably don’t run out unless you are doing a WOD like Murph. The two factors that probably slow you down the most are the acidic environment around your muscle cells and your brain anticipating you will run out of sugar.
Training in your aerobic heart rate zone is beneficial in a number of ways.
- It teaches your body to use fat as fuel.
- Over time it increases the number of mitochondria in your muscles. Mitochondria are the powerhouses of the cells cranking out ATP, the primary fuel for cell activity.
- It Increases circulation. This means that as you train or compete in an anaerobic zone, your body is able to clear lactic acid away from the working muscles more efficiently. This allows for longer near-maximal efforts.
In plain English, rowing at a lower intensity can improve your Fran time and running can improve your 30 front squats for time.