Form and speed during a workout

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You’ve heard us say many times before, “Don’t sacrifice your form for speed.” But how do you do this and still go fast? Have you ever noticed that as you increase your speed, it gets more difficult to hold proper form for multiple reps? That is normal – it’s called momentum – and you generate more of it the faster your body is moving. The problem comes when you try to maintain your form and the very momentum that you’ve created is fighting against you. In your struggle to do this, your body must gather up every ounce of energy, both mental and physical, to do it… and the long term result is a positive training adaptation that allows you to get stronger and move faster. In the moment, while in the heat of battle, however, it appears that your form is degrading… it is… and as long as you’re doing everything humanly possible to prevent it, it’s probably OK, and maybe even beneficial.

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Just goin’ for a run – Rebecca & Brad.


Today’s Workout

Complete as many rounds as possible in 12 minutes of:
10 Thrusters (135/95)
10 Burpees

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