How to Incorporate Endurance Training into Your CrossFit Training

February 4, 2024 by and

Every week on Chasing Excellence, we answer questions from our listeners across the “Five Factors of Health” -- movement, nutrition, connection, recovery, and mindset.

Here’s one of those questions from a recent episode about incorporating endurance training into your fitness when you go to the gym 5-6 times per week.

We’ve edited the conversation for brevity and clarity.

Patrick: This comes from Tom, a CrossFitter who's been training for over a year. He says he's seen improvements in his performance in short, intense workouts and strength but wants to ensure his fitness is well-rounded and applicable in all areas of life.

He feels the one area not addressed by his CrossFit classes is endurance and wants to balance what he’s doing in the gym with longer runs and bike rides, but he finds it difficult with his five to six times weekly gym training.

How would you recommend balancing CrossFit workouts with maintaining endurance capacity?

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