Conditioning, or “engine” is a fundamental aspect of fitness, for both the serious competitor and the person competing only against themselves. The MetCons or WODs encountered in most CrossFit boxes provide considerable conditioning benefit for the untrained person, but an avid participant will quickly approach a point of diminishing returns to their conditioning from this style of training alone. Improving beyond this point requires a dedicated effort outside the constraints of class.
A well designed conditioning program should target both anaerobic and aerobic energy systems. Measurement of power output (watts, calories, distance) is imperative for comparison across training sessions. Because our training is intended to develop broad, general fitness, multiple modalities should be included if possible. Common conditioning modalities include running, rowing, bike and the skierg.
We have an Aerobic Capacity group class once a week, generally on Sundays. Make sure to check the schedule as its time may change. Additionally, we have more workouts that can be done on your own time any time that we’re open, but you must yield equipment to our group classes. These workouts are tracked at the gym, with each workout testing different aspects of your endurance: aerobic strength, anaerobic sprints, long steady state, etc. Complete the workouts in order when you have time, and record your results to track progress!