Saturday, August 15, 2009

Does Slow & Steady Win the Race?


40 m Medicine Ball Throw & Chase
1 Trip up & down Ave C Stairs
10 Push-Ups

5 rounds for time

What if it wasn't slow & steady that won the race, but efficient & fast? Efficiency of movement is something that we consciously choose to explore with our workouts. Many people would acknowledge that even though they may be able to swim, they are probably not the most efficient swimmers. If you put them in a pool, and had them do 100 meters, it may take them a full minute. Coach them for an hour, and they could may cut that time in half, even while expending less energy!

Swimming is a great example of a functional movement many people realize must be coached to become both efficient and proficient. Believe it or not, the same applies to running, squatting, push-upping, whatever you're doing in life. CrossFit has found that the POSE running technique is the most efficient & fastest way to move your body across dry land.

Below are links to a video from the CrossFit main site, it's part two of a piece of a lecture on POSE running.

A big shout-out to Monica, who is doing her darnedest to stay in shape in spite the fact that her knees hate her! :)

Link to Running Exercise & Demo page from the CrossFit Main Site, in case you want to check out part one as well.

Have a great weekend!

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