Pure Endurance Blog

3 Ways Pure Endurance Can Help You Crush the Open

Let’s take a look at 18.1 which was a 20 minute AMRAP of 8 toes-to-bars, 10 DB hang clean and jerk and a 14 calorie row. 


  1. Pacing: Our training sessions have prescribed training zones and intensities which help you understand your aerobic threshold. During a 20 minute AMRAP you need to know how hard you can push and what pace you can sustain for the duration of the WOD. If you go out too hard you’ll crash and burn after a few minutes; if you go out too slow you’ll waste precious seconds. 


  1. Aerobic Base: Most crossfit athletes have a poor aerobic base because they don’t understand the value of going long and slow. During a 20 minute AMRAP a robust aerobic base improves your body’s ability to utilize oxygen for longer durations. 


  1. Recovery between Rounds: Aerobic training has been shown to improve an athlete’s ability to recover in between hard intervals. An athlete that has a larger aerobic capacity will be able to recover faster and more efficiently during a 5-10 second rest between intervals than an untrained athlete. 


Our periodization approach to endurance training is designed not only to help you understand your limits but increase your capacity both aerobically and anaerobically, so you can push harder for longer periods of time.