Mental Approach to (CrossFit) Endurance Workouts

If you are like me then you are like most athletes: you start off a workout underestimating your actual exertion and then break down at the last 1/3 of the workout. That confidence of being able to hold your pace increasingly wears off with every second and every rep going by. And towards the end you probably don’t even care about your time that much anymore… as long as you don’t have to DIE to finish.

Everything appeared so “easy” on the whiteboard, like: “6 x 400m with 2:1 rest run can’t be THAT hard?!” Well, maybe not if you half ass the running. But then why are you running when you aren’t trying to hit that sticking point which will lead to actual adaptation?

That’s like lifting weights that aren’t heavy enough to make you stronger. Personally, I am fed up with always losing out on endurance workouts because I continuously break down at that “sticking point”.

And so I’ve decided to treat my attitude and approach to endurance with as much discipline and consistency as I would treat my weightlifting routine. CrossFit & Weightlifting will continue to be my main strength & conditioning program 3-4 times per week. Additionally to that I will perform 2 aerobic (endurance) based workouts per week with 1-2 rest days per week for the next few months. If you would like to know more about my athletic development and receive tips or inspiration, follow me on my Instagram and/or Facebook page!

– Elli

Sources:

Metron.io, NC Endurance, #aerobiccapacity
My Endurance Coach: Chris Hinshaw

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Are you on an unnecessary plateau?

Remember when you started with fitness and any minimum effort was rewarded with maximum gains (#mg)?
And have you noticed that your progress has come to a halt lately?

Like many, you might be sabotaging your own progress by making small mistakes that have a big impact on your results without you even noticing it.

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Every CrossFitter should do biceps curls!

So far, you needed a secret membership at a Globogym to feel free to do biceps curls.
God forbid you did them at a CrossFit Affiliate!!!
But let me tell you, those days are over. You no longer have to hide!

Most CrossFitters would argue that a biceps curl is worthless because it isn’t functional.
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STOP cheating on your Workout!

I would say that atleast 90% of people cheat on their first couple CrossFit workouts.

Sometimes they don’t want to feel exposed as “unfit”, sometimes they’re afraid to die (fair enough) and most of the time they just don’t understand how to perform the workout/movement properly yet.

Everything for that one rep....really?
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However, after a few weeks or months, people get the hang of it. They also comprehend that if they want to get fit, they can’t half ass their workout. Not for any reason other than an injury or lack of mobility.

They are aware of the fact that they are doing this for themselves and nobody else.

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Suprfit Merchandise – everything you need for your CrossFit training

CrossFit 6P - Germany Equipment from Xenios
CrossFit 6P – Germany
Equipment from Xenios

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But we are here for you not only to equip your box or garage gym. We also provide apparel and gear for your CrossFit workout. Make sure to check our line of Suprfit Apparel – we offer WOD shorts, hot pants, hoodies, wrist wraps and more!

If you have any questions about our merchandise or delivery times, feel free to contact us at info@suprfiteurope.eu – our experts are ready to help you out. And don’t forget that we also have special offers for the box owners amongst you, so don’t hesitate to contact us.

WOD long and prosper,
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