Friday, December 10, 2010

Stamina 2/10

     Well hello again you faithful viewers. It is time again to celebrate the blog dedicated to fitness and mindless rambling. We're shooting to spend more time on the former, but the later still happens. Still, I'm here for all of you, and if you all have some requests I'd be more than happy to oblige.

     So yesterday we talked about endurance. And today we talk about... stamina? Isn't that the same?! Well, not that much really. Our good buddy Webster says: "great physical or mental strength that allows you to continue doing something for a long time" and our even better friend CrossFit says: "The ability of body systems to process, deliver, store, and utilize energy."

     So, endurance refers to more of a long distance type of push. Something that required a low power output, like Marathons, 5/10k, going for a hike. Now stamina is a little different, and not necessarily limited to one type of output. Lets take for instance a WOD like "Grace", which of course is 30 Clean and Jerks for time (135/95 lbs). This is, generally, a shorter WOD (probably less than 10... less than 2 for firebreathers). I like what Webster says "physical and mental strength." Grace is rough, even if you have the strength of a rottweiler, so the mental challenge of not letting go of the bar or getting right back to the bar come into play.

     Stamina is the driving force of our workouts. High levels of stamina will let us push through WODs and limits our time with hands on our knees. So let that body work for you, treat it good and it will repay the favor. Hit the WOD hard folk, and then next one won't be that bad. Till next time folks!

Valley Crossfit - FGB5 from Mark Galvin on Vimeo.

3,2,1 GO!


Yesterday's WOD (My Favorite)

Rest Day

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