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Old 12-15-2006, 06:56 AM   #1
Josh E Lundgaard
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I thought I had a pretty good understanding of the purpose of metcon workouts like Cindy, but after reading the comments page lately I'm beginning to question myself.
If the purpose of a WOD is to stress the metabolic energy pathways, wouldn't it be counter-productive to refuse to use assistance if you lack enough strength to maintain energy output? For example, if a person lacks sufficient pulling strength for Cindy, only achieving 4-5 rounds due to having to break the pulls down into singles and struggling with muscle failure, doesn't that negate the purpose of the WOD? Shouldn't you strive for constant output for 20 minutes at what ever level you can maintain?
I'm not saying that a person shouldn't work on strength. Obviously, that would be a weakness that needs to be addressed, but should we ignore training the other aspects of fitness while we wait for the strength to come?
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