Short, intense intervals boost endurance
Have you ever wondered whether these really short, but really intense workouts you do in CrossFit actually help your endurance? I did… when I first started CrossFit. I was from the endurance community – and if a workout was less than 60 minutes, I believed that it wasn’t really worth doing. Now I know better – and while I will need to do some longer distance training for my upcoming marathon, my mid-range endurance is fantastic… all from short, very intense workouts. Here’s an article from the NY Times, Can You Get Fit in Six Minutes a Week? Seems as though exercise physiologists are just “discovering” what we’ve known for years. Intensity works!
3 rounds for time of:
21 Kettlebell Swings (24kg/16kg)
12 Handstand push-ups