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August 29, 2019

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Workout of the Day

For 20 minutes:

10 deadlifts
10 strict handstand push-ups

Multiply deadlift load by rounds completed and post to comments.
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Khan Academy


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“Strive to blur distinctions between ‘cardio’ and strength training. Nature has no regard for this distinction.” But how does CrossFit blur this distinction given that strength/power training and cardiovascular training are at different ends of the power spectrum? More simply put, when you do “Grace” or “Fran” or “Angie” or even “Linda,” what kind of training are you doing? Is it power, strength, or cardio? Can they be combined? To what extent do they overlap? Obviously, they in fact do, and this is one of CrossFit’s huge contributions to fitness, but it flies in the face of much of the accepted knowledge in exercise science. How does it work? What are the mechanisms? These are complex questions and the answers depend on many factors.

Read the article Human Power Output and CrossFit Metcon Workouts

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