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Old 08-17-2011, 10:36 AM   #1
John Huang
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Hi everyone,

John here from SoCali. Got introduced to crossfit last week and did the dreaded "Barbara" workout a few days ago. Intense, awesome and unforgiving!

Also doing ToughMudder SoCali in Feb if anyone else is doing it.

Always up for new workouts to stay lean and in shape. However, looking for tips on how to increase endurance during longer distances as i'm not an avid runner despite playing football/basketball.

Thanks everyone, hopefully I can serve as a resource to you all as well!

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Old 08-17-2011, 01:09 PM   #2
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Re: new to Crossfit

Biking and rowing have good carryover for endurance.

Also WODs which incorporate squatting, cleaning, deadlifting, snatching, tire flipping, wall balls, atlas stone lifts, etc. with spring distance runs (100m, 200m, 400m, or 800m) will make your long distance runs better by training your legs to run even when they are tired.

Try Helen - its a favorite of the endurance freaks.
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Old 08-17-2011, 04:25 PM   #3
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Re: new to Crossfit

wow thanks so much dustin! I just read up on the "helen" workout - all i can say is intense!

i'm also searching for a monthly routine or breakdown of the types and different series of exercises to do on a weekly basis.

Any tips would be great!
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Old 08-17-2011, 08:30 PM   #4
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Re: new to Crossfit

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Biking and rowing have good carryover for endurance.

Also WODs which incorporate squatting, cleaning, deadlifting, snatching, tire flipping, wall balls, atlas stone lifts, etc. with spring distance runs (100m, 200m, 400m, or 800m) will make your long distance runs better by training your legs to run even when they are tired.

Try Helen - its a favorite of the endurance freaks.
Although I am still new and re-gaining my upper body strength (I still have trouble pumping out 12 straight pull-ups), I really really enjoy Helen haha
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