Apr 9th, 2013
Every minute on the minute training is a form of interval training that works both the aerobic and the anaerobic system. During the high intensity efforts, the anaerobic system uses the energy stored in the muscles (glycogen) for short bursts of activity. Anaerobic metabolism works without oxygen, but the by-product is lactic acid. As lactic acid builds, the athlete enters oxygen debt, and it is during the recovery phase that the heart and lungs work together to “pay back” this oxygen debt and break down the lactic acid. It is in this phase that the aerobic system is using oxygen to convert stored carbohydrates into energy.Performing high intensity intervals that produce lactic acid during practice allows the body to adapt and burn lactic acid more efficiently during exercise. This means athletes can exercise at a higher intensity for a longer period of time before fatigue or pain slows them down.Long story short, performing EMOM style workout will help you maintain intensity for AMRAPS, 5 Round workouts or whatever other intense activity you might dabble in.
1 Squat Clean
2 Front Squats
You may ascend in weight but but be sure to start heavy and stay heavy working up to a Max Load.
15 minute AMRAP
8 Power Cleans (135,95)
5 Handstand Push-ups
2 Bar Muscle-ups
Level 2 (115,75), 8 Chest to bar pul-ups
Level 1 (85,45), pike push-ups, 8 pull-ups
ADV – paralletes to an abmat