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Disrupted

Disruption and a skewing of your personal space is a way to challenge your comfort zone and grow towards becoming a seasoned athlete who can perform in unfamiliar territory.

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The Time Domain

Time measurement seems so crucial that athletes forget what to do without any measurement of time.

Running an interval without any clock makes you keep in touch with your internal feelings and energy levels.

To Each His Own

Every race is a search for your individual limits. In an interval workout, the coach tells you exactly how many repetitions to do, and then you stop. The limit is imposed externally. 

For athletes to run to their maximum potential in races, they are the ones that should decide how many repetitions they needed to do in order to reach exhaustion.

Skewing the Plan

Similar to disrupting the number of reps, or timing, we can skew the planning of the workout structure, allowing individual athletes to fine-tune it according to their own preference and stamina.

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CrossFit can be dangerous
  • You’re often told to complete a number of strength training or endurance exercises as fast as possible. It’s really easy to sacrifice form in exchange for finishing the workout quicker if you don’t have somebody spotting you.
  • It attracts folks who push themselves so hard they actually do bodily harm.
  • A very small portion of CrossFitters can push themselves so hard, their muscle fibers break down and are released into the bloodstream, poisoning the kidneys. The medical condition is called rhabdomyolysis.
The most well-established benefit of HIIT...

...has to do with heart health: Intervals can boost cardio-respiratory health with a smaller time investment compared to continuous forms of exercise

It's not about superior fat-burning capacity or bigger muscles, but about improved VO2 max, a measure of endurance that calculates the maximum volume of oxygen the body can use.

VO2 max is one of the best predictors of overall health.