Thursday 012016

training;

strict press - build to a tough 5 in 10 minutes
immediately into,
800m run @ 90%
immediately into,
push press - build to a tough 5 in 10 minutes
immediately into,
800m run @ 90%

post loads for each lift and both 800m run times to comments

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food for thought:

work today is two elements which are drastically different
CP/lifting work has different energy needs and intensity than 800m run
balance of work load/capacity should output such that the chemical energy base (sugar/fat/ATP) is even across both movements, i.e., i have an even amount of fuel in the tank for both different "gears" (1st gear for the lifts, 3rd/4th gear for the runs if you get my analogy)

always searching for a balance; I'm as strong as i am anaerobically conditioned as i am aerobically conditioned etc

big guy who puts up large numbers but last to finish run isn't balanced and fit, chinks in armor

small guy who runs sub 6 minute miles but puts up relatively poor numbers isn't balanced and fit, chinks in armor

question is:
if one element is lacking (metric based on previous experience or known limits), how do you improve that aspect of your fitness with the LEAST effort?

examples of improvements with least efforts:
- i lift more because i improved my rack position for push press
- i lift more because i worked deep skill practice during open gym on my overhead lifts
- i run faster because i cut out shitty carbs for two weeks, improved body comp, lighter bodies are easier to move than heavier bodies
- i run faster because i showed up 10 minutes early and got extra run-specific warm up drills prior to the start of class

we see all the time folks spinning their wheels and doing WAY too much or too complicated work to improve their limiters - hard work should be there for sure, but don’t forget the smart work too

would love to hear thoughts in comments if you go through this one today (or not) on a couple of things you could start doing that are super simple that you KNOW would improve your game

1-2% improvement is still improvement!