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Legion Strength & Conditioning Podcast

Jul 8, 2019

<p>What is the lifecycle of a CrossFit athlete? How does one progress from starting CrossFit as a fitness program, deciding to do a bit of additional work, then progressing into doing competitions. How do athletes balance training with a group vs working on an individualized program as they get more serious about their...


Jun 24, 2019

<p>Many athletes are limited by their muscle endurance in conditioning workouts. Their shoulders blow up and their burpee cycle time turns into a crawl. Their grip is shot and they can’t hang onto the bar for another 75# power snatch. Their abs are gone so they can’t get their toes to the bar for another rep. It’s...


Jun 7, 2019

<p>When designing conditioning sessions, it’s a challenging to understand how much sustainable work should be done (meaning paced, repeatable efforts) vs how much unsustainable work should be done (meaning high effort testing or competitive scenarios). Our bias is generally towards accumulating more volume at...


May 24, 2019

<p>People often talk about wanting to improve their “engine,” but this can mean a lot of different things. Some people struggle with cyclical pieces based upon rowing, biking and running, but are great with mixed pieces of double-unders, thrusters and box jumps. Others can do well with long, grindy pieces, but fall...


May 10, 2019

<p>As coaches who generally love us some aerobic work, we’re generally onboard with athletes getting in a bunch of sustainable, well-paced training. We also often have folks asking if they can do “too much cardio” - between their high intensity conditioning, riding their bikes for commuting, and adding...