Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Why is it important to train in long slow distances when 20 minute WOD's seem to get the job done? We train in three metabolic pathways in order to prepare our bodies for any and everything. The first two pathways, the phosphagenic and glycolytic, are considered anaerobic and allow us to exert tremendous forces over short periods of time. The third, the oxidative pathway is considered aerobic and allows us to emit low power over extended efforts efficiently. Training each of these metabolic engines is vital to improving overall fitness.