WHAT IS CROSSFIT ENDURANCE?
Ask yourself these questions:
- Are your times CONSISTENTLY getting faster at ALL distances? What was your last 5k time compared to a year ago?
- Have you, or are you, suffering from chronic use injuries such as plantar fasciitis, IT band syndrome, knee problems, back problems, etc?
- How high can you jump?
- How many push-ups/pull-ups/squats/etc can you do?
- How many hours per week do you train?
- How many hours does your spouse/partner/family wish you trained?
Using the CrossFit Endurance training model, you will become faster, stronger, and more powerful, training half the time you typically would for an endurance event.
We can help you attain and maintain a fit and healthy body in a sustainable way as we have for hundreds of athletes.
With the CrossFit Endurance training model, you will decrease your training time while increasing the effectiveness of your training.
WHAT IF I JUST WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT AND TONE UP?
The endurance program split torches fat, and is a full body workout which creates a lean, tone and athletic body.
I'M A LONG-TIME ENDURANCE ATHLETE. WHERE DO I START?
- Take our Beginner's Strength Training sessions to learn proper weightlifting technique.
- The CrossFit Strength program splits will make you a better endurance athlete.
- Scale (reduce the weight on) any exercise you’re not familiar with.
- Initially keep intensity to around 60-80%. Slowly increase this over time, months, as you become accustomed to the exercises and intensity.
- Get comfortable with going faster during the interval sessions, BEFORE going longer.
- Trust in the program to get you where you want to be. It’s worked for thousands and can work for you, IF you work with it.
I HAVEN'T BEEN TRAINING MUCH/AT ALL. HOW SHOULD I START?
- Take AT LEAST 2 weeks to ease into things.
- During the interval work rest as needed.
- Skill and technique are paramount.
- Then we layer on intensity.
- Finally, we add volume.
This process can take months and, to be honest, is something you’ll always be working on. But the rewards are worth the effort!
I’M AN ULTRA-ATHLETE. DO I NEED TO ADD VOLUME TO THE TRAINING?
If you are interested in an ultra distance race, we highly recommend that you build up to that distance and get good at first completing shorter distances faster. There is nothing better to prepare you for your ultra race than progressional skill and speed development along with a foundational strength and conditioning program. The leading issues in ultra-running are deemed “volume” based injuries, of which we don’t believe volume plays a role in this. We believe movement plays the key role, and when poor movement patterns are adopted early on in any sport, they are nearly impossible to change without stopping and reinforcing with skill development and “outside” exercises and innervation. Shorter distance runners are more skilled runners by and large because to go fast requires skill development.
Distance and time are not our primary concern with ultra training. Development of muscle tissue to withstand the damage is, which is why we emphasize strength and conditioning for ultra athletes. Getting faster, stronger, and ability to recover allows virtually any distance to be achieved. So training for a 50k can be very similar to 100 mile because one will usually race or participate in 50k prior to 50 mile, 100k or 100 mile to understand this exact concept. The pace for 100 miles is far different than 50k, much less a marathon, therefore the ability to develop tissue and slow pace allows user to be successful by ingraining the technical prowess of shorter distance runners. Nobody in any endurance sport who was great ever just started at the longest distances, they all came from shorter distance backgrounds. This may sound like it is a volume thing, but we are only looking at the most obvious thing when we see this, vs the things that actually change the athlete. Volume is nothing more than a byproduct of skill development, or more is a byproduct of better. In time, yes you may be able to tack on more time/distance, but there will be nothing more gratifying than holding up better, and feeling stronger, while maintaining long term participation in something you enjoy doing.
CrossFit Endurance is a general program, you MAY need to add in some training that is specific to your sport, terrain, and skill development. This would be best determined after a consult with one of our Coaches.
I WANT TO TRAIN FOR A SPECIFIC EVENT (RUN/BIKE/SWIM/ROW/RUCK/OCR), DO YOU OFFER SPECIALIZED PROGRAMS?
Yes. We can do custom programming cycles to get you prepped for a specific event, outside of our general CrossFit Endurance program. This would be best determined after a consult with one of our Coaches.
IS THERE AN AGE RESTRICTION?
Yes. The youngest we train athletes is 13.
WHAT IS THE COST?
Go to our Rates Page.