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Old 02-06-2006, 06:55 PM   #1
Loue Antonopoulos
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Hey everyone, I have been doing crossfit for about 2 months but still consider myself to be quite new to it. I have to say it is absolutely awesome, a real shock to the system. Anyway, I was wondering, due to the high intensity of some of the workouts is it still ok to be doing 30 minutes of cardio after every WOD.

Thanks very much, take care everyone
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Old 02-06-2006, 06:56 PM   #2
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Sorry, i meant "cardio"
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Old 02-06-2006, 10:59 PM   #3
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Well, here's the thing. Most everyone who's serious about this adds something in- real sports training, often martial arts, O-lifting, track, rugby, other intense stuff, or max effort sessions, gymnastics work, sprints, stuff like that. You can most definitely mix extras in- but why that? Is it what you really enjoy? Is steady-state cardio really lagging that bad? In most people who do this for a while, wind is hardly the limiting factor, it's boring in comparison, and intense intervals like Tabata protocols or any of myriad others you could craft will get you greater progress in far less time.

Also, if you have yourself stuck on this, make it goal based- running faster 10K or something. Just being an elliptical monkey isn't the way to go.
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Old 02-07-2006, 02:21 AM   #4
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The metabolic conditioning(cardio) of the WOD is sufficient for most people and far superior to a long slow jog or something similar.
its fine to add extra stuff on top of the WOD.
if YOu are going to be doing some cardio eg running i would do 4 x 400 or something similar instead of a long slow muscle wasting jog
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Old 02-07-2006, 09:19 AM   #5
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It really depends on your goals. What do you want to do?? If you are trying to become a Oly lifter, then I wouldn't waist my time w/ slower running.
However, if you are a marathon runner or tri athlete then ya I would incorporate that training into my WOD.
I am trying an older motocrosser and desert racer. My races in the dez are about 3 hours, so I need some longer training. For MX the races are about 6-10 mins w/ 4 per day, Sat and Sun, so again,I need some longer training. I have also gained some excess weight so I am attempting to lose that with the longer slower burn. So I use some slower running W/ WOD.
Again. its what your goals are.
Good Luck!!!
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Old 02-07-2006, 10:41 AM   #6
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Great advice, thank you everyone. All the best.
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