Legion Podcast #42: How much does recovery matter?

We find that a lot of athletes are doing most of their training in either CrossFit classes or with a small group of “more competitive” friends – and that they’re often trying to figure out how to tack on additional training sessions to what they’re already doing. There’s been a shift over the last several … Continue reading "Legion Podcast #42: How much does recovery matter?"

Legion Podcast #41: How much additional strength should I do?

We find that a lot of athletes are doing most of their training in either CrossFit classes or with a small group of “more competitive” friends – and that they’re often trying to figure out how to tack on additional training sessions to what they’re already doing. For athletes looking to get stronger, this can … Continue reading "Legion Podcast #41: How much additional strength should I do?"

Legion Podcast #40: Michele Fumagalli (Fit Plate Nutrition)

You may remember Michele from the 2018 CrossFit Games when she broke her wrist on the first event. Since then Michele, has gone full-time with her nutrition consulting business Fit Plate Nutrition. Now Michele isn’t just another athlete on Instagram spouting half-baked nutrition advice. She’s a registered dietitian with a background working in oncology – … Continue reading "Legion Podcast #40: Michele Fumagalli (Fit Plate Nutrition)"

Legion Podcast #39: How Often Should I Test?

Test and retest. Most people have an understanding that they should be checking in on their numbers by retesting workouts that they’ve done before. If those numbers are getting better…then great! Progress! But, if they’re not, then something must be wrong. In reality, once athletes get past the beginner stage, progress is much lumpier than … Continue reading "Legion Podcast #39: How Often Should I Test?"

Legion Podcast #38: Rep Math

When figuring out pacing for a workout, there’s a few common ways that athletes calculate what they can expect to accomplish. The first (and most common) is to pace off of someone else who you know is typically around the same fitness level – maybe plus or minus a few reps or rounds. The second … Continue reading "Legion Podcast #38: Rep Math"

Legion Podcast #37: Skipping Steps

Some athletes are able to get pretty good at CrossFit pretty fast. But, these athletes often find themselves hitting glass ceilings in their performance. Even though they are able to do most of the gymnastics movements, hit decent weights, and grit through conditioning workouts, they plateau earlier than they think they should. What’s going on … Continue reading "Legion Podcast #37: Skipping Steps"

Legion Podcast #36: How to Pace for Heavy Metcons

Pacing is important in just about any workout, but it’s particularly crucial when there’s a heavy barbell looming. If you don’t have a good understanding of how quickly you can move with different weights in conditioning workouts, and if you don’t understand how long you need to rest between heavier attempts, you can end up … Continue reading "Legion Podcast #36: How to Pace for Heavy Metcons"

Legion Podcast #35: How to Split up your Reps

Most people approach their workouts with some sort of plan – but that doesn’t mean that they’re able to execute on it. In this podcast, we are going to go over the main things that athletes need to be thinking about when they’re thinking about how they’re going to split up their reps in workouts. … Continue reading "Legion Podcast #35: How to Split up your Reps"

Legion Podcast #34: They’re Not Just Metcons

In this podcast, we’re going to break down how to effectively design conditioning workouts so that you can actually get better at doing the things that you struggle with under fatigue. We’ve seen a lot of athletes mix this up – either by always doing a bunch of crazy, chaotic stuff in their training, or … Continue reading "Legion Podcast #34: They’re Not Just Metcons"

Legion Podcast #33: Learning How to Pace

As athletes develop in the sport of CrossFit, there’s a few stages of “learning to pace” that they typically go through. Many folks start off always pushing the intensity – attacking a workout just about as hard as they can, and barely holding on to the finish. Then, at some point, they typically learn that … Continue reading "Legion Podcast #33: Learning How to Pace"