Nature Doesn’t Know The Difference

Posted by Kayla Castro
Aug 22 2014

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“Strive to blur distinctions between “cardio” and strength training. Nature has no regard for this distinction.” -Greg Glassman, What is Fitness?

Our workouts blend what you would consider traditional strength training and traditional conditioning. Each of our workouts will challenge you in whatever you are lacking. For instance, in the workout today, if you are not proficient at the chest to bar Pullup or the Pistol, you will be challenged in simply completing the movements as prescribed. If you are proficient, you will be challenged in by the conditioning required to complete the workout.

Many folks come out of workouts thinking they have shortchanged themselves in one of these types of athletic development. This isn’t the case, rather you are working on your weakness. If you come out of a workout like today and say “Man, that my lats and quads are fried, I could barely do all those reps! Buut I’m not really out of breath!” then you probably needed todays workout to develop your strength and skill at these movements. If you came out of it laying on the floor in a pool of sweat making indistinct grunts you are probably proficient at these movements and got some practice at the movements and improved your conditioning.

Nature doesn’t know the difference between strength and conditioning, and a big part of our program is based on the fact that those that specialize in one or do so at the expense of the other. But the person that has both the strength and conditioning is capable of doing both or either well.

 

[Originally posted Potomac CrossFit 140602]

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