In todays post we are covering CrossFit’s 3rd Fitness Standard
If you missed the last 2 you can check them out here
There are 3 metabolic pathways that provide energy for every physical action we take.
Firstly we have the Phosphagen or Phosphocreatine Pathway
This pathway dominates all high-powered activities that last less than 10 seconds. Think all out 100m sprint or 1 rep back squat.
Second is the Glycolytic or Lactate Pathway
The glycolytic pathway dominates all moderate-powered activities that last up to several minutes (1-4 minutes roughly). This would look like 400m repeats or 1 minute on 1 minute off workouts
Thirdly we have the Oxidative or Aerobic Pathway
This dominates low-powered activities that last in excess of several minutes. Examples would be 5k run or a 15 minute amrap with 2-3 different movements.
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The fitness that CrossFit Saved promotes and develops, requires training and in effect competency in these 3 pathways.
Two of the most common mistakes in training come from when coaches or athletes favor 1-2 of these pathways over all 3 pathways or excessively training the oxidative pathway.
Don’t like heavy lifting days? You’re missing a part of your fitness
Skip out on long runs or rowing intervals? You’re missing a part of your fitness
Balancing the effects of these 3 pathways plays a major role the workouts we do here at CrossFit Saved!
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Handstand Progression 2 of 8
1 Power Clean Between Handstand Sets