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Old 09-27-2010, 06:50 AM   #5
adam adkins
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Re: evidence not to do more endurance work?

Competing in the games, particularly this year's games, requires very little maximal strength. This year was a test of conditioning and skills.

The only thing that was even close to maximal effort in this years games was the max overhead and that was done directly after a double helen. All other weights used could have been handled by anyone of average strength.

As for the length of time it takes to develop strength vs. endurance. There is a reason endurance athletes peak in their early 30's. It simply takes that long to develop that kind of endurance. But with that said, I don't think that is the type of endurance you were talking about. If you were talking about metcon conditioning you are right, strength takes longer to develop.
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