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Old 07-01-2008, 11:59 AM   #1
Larry Cox
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What does Metcon mean?

I am unfamiliar with the term metcon, what does it mean? Or at least what is your understanding of the term?

I executed a search using the search function, wikipedia, and google but to no avail.

Any input would be greatly appreciated.//Larry
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Old 07-01-2008, 12:00 PM   #2
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Re: What does Metcon mean?

Metabolic Conditioning.
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Old 07-01-2008, 12:04 PM   #3
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Re: What does Metcon mean?

Big G,
Thanks for the response.

Next question would be what does it mean in terms of a fitness program? Is crossfit considered to be a metcon program?

Sorry for the ill informed questions.//Larry
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Old 07-01-2008, 12:13 PM   #4
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Re: What does Metcon mean?

Its ok, yes all of the CrossFit WODs are metcon based. I would argue strength training is a type of metabolic conditioning just as much as running a 5k is.

From the CFJ Index:

"Metabolic engines", Oct’02 (2):20
Metabolic conditioning, Oct’02 (2):3-4
CrossFit position on, June’03 (10):6
Pukie's glossary of, June’03 (10):6
Metabolic modality, elements and purpose of, Feb’03 (6):4
Metabolic pathways, Oct’02 (2):2, 4
Metabolic stimuli, Sept’03 (13):2
Metabolic training, review of, June’03 (10):1-2
Metabolic training defined, June’03 (10):1

Any of those CrossFit Journals can do a much better job of answering your questions.

Here is an excerpt from the Oct 02 issue:

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Of the three metabolic pathways the first two, the phosphagen and the glycolytic, are “anaerobic” and the third, the oxidative, is “aerobic.” We needn’t belabor the biochemical significance of aerobic and anaerobic systems; suffice it to say that the nature and interaction of anaerobic exercise and aerobic exercise is vital to understanding conditioning. Just remember that efforts at moderate to high power and lasting less than several minutes are anaerobic and efforts at low power and lasting in excess of several minutes are aerobic. As an example the sprints at 100, 200, 400, and 800 meters are largely anaerobic and events like 1,500 meters, the mile, 2,000 meters, and 3,000 meters are largely aerobic.
Here is another WFS website to read more about energy systems: http://www.brianmac.co.uk/energy.htm

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Old 07-01-2008, 12:20 PM   #5
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Re: What does Metcon mean?

Looks like a got a little bit of studying to do.

But hey, the more you learn the more you realize how much you really don't know.
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Old 07-01-2008, 12:43 PM   #6
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Re: What does Metcon mean?

Larry, unlike many boards I am on, you usually don't get the "Use the Search feature, goober" responses here. Folks are very patient. However, I have found the search feature on THIS board to work better than that on many other boards. I use it often when a new term pops up, which is often. You will be amazed at the array of CF initialisms, acronyms, slang terms, abbreviations, etc. We do it to spot the new people among us.




That and their "post count" number!
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Are you saying I post too much?
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Old 07-02-2008, 10:40 AM   #8
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Re: What does Metcon mean?

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Larry, unlike many boards I am on, you usually don't get the "Use the Search feature, goober" responses here.
Dave is right, but I have encountered a few and it stinks. If you do want to search the site try using google to search this board only. Here's how you do it:

Type this: site:board.crossfit.com "metcon"

Replace metcon with any other word that you want as a keyword but keep the quotations. This command basically tells Google to search the site:board.crossfit.com for the exact phrase metcon. This is the only way you can get true multi keyword searches that are accurate and don't require searching through hundreds of post. I may just put a document together and post for people.
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