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Old 06-13-2007, 08:28 AM   #1
David Long
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I have run into some longer work outs recently, and they are killing me. I find that I can go hard on a Helen or Fran length WOD, but once they start hitting that 20+ min range I am blowing up. Should I work at them MORE as I am weak there, or bag them?
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Old 06-13-2007, 08:46 AM   #2
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Maybe you need to adjust your pace. Fran is a sprint, treat the longer workouts like marathons. Go into the first few rounds with less intensity and try to maintain that pace.

Remember, the longer the duration, the lower the intensity of the actual workout. You simply can't sustain 100% for extended periods of time.
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Old 06-13-2007, 12:19 PM   #3
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I would imagine you would benefit more if you did a workout at a set pace than having to just STOP for a few minutes to catch your breath. I know if I don't pace myself and watch the clock in the gym I can EASILY ruin an exercise. After a warmup, if during squat lets say I don't rest in proper time intervals and just eye ball it, if I do two sets with too short of time interval in between I usually can't lift as much the last 3 sets. This deminishes the effectiveness of my workout period.

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Old 06-14-2007, 07:21 AM   #4
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A lot of debate here. Some like to pace themselves, then charge hard at the end. Some think that getting quickly fatigued and then dogging it at the end makes you work harder.

Vary it up, I say.
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