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GVT and Crossfit [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Nov 30, 2018 9:30:00 AM

GVT and Crossfit

 

GVT and Crossfit can be combined if you have 2 to 3 hours a day to spare. Otherwise, pick one of the programs according to your needs. Especially beginners have a tendency to want too much too quickly. 

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Topics: Strength, Fitness, Can marathoners be good crossfitters?, German Volume Training

Stronglifts and CrossFit [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Oct 17, 2018 9:30:00 AM

Stronglifts and CrossFit 

 

You will learn whether Stronglifts can be combined with Crossfit and what the results will be. In addition, you will be pointed to further workouts and material on Stronglifts and Crossfit to dig deeper.

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Topics: Fitness, Can marathoners be good crossfitters?, Stronglifts 5x5, Lift stronger

My first recorded crossfit Annie

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Jun 14, 2015 4:30:50 AM

My first recorded crossfit Annie

Annie is a great workout to challenge your stamina and work your core. Especially as a warm up it helps, once you have mastred the Double under. I am still after getting my performance under 10 minutes for this workout and I got pretty close lately by finishing in 11:21.

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Topics: Can marathoners be good crossfitters?

How your body gets stronger for crossfit and powerlifting

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Jun 13, 2015 11:35:00 AM

 

How your body gets stronger for crossfit and powerlifting

 

The most obvious outward indicator of strength are big muscles. While bigger and heavier people on average are more likely to lift heavy things than smaller ones you will also see small people performing astonishing feats of strength. This is due to an often overlooked fact of neural adaptations in the muscles and in the nervous system itself which make your muscle contract faster and harder and less likely to fail when performance is being called upon.

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Topics: Can marathoners be good crossfitters?

German volume training for crossfit

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Jun 7, 2015 6:01:00 AM

German Volume Training for crossfitters

I am currently in my second of four weeks for a German Volume Training cycle. After doing a 10x3 lifting program it is a nice change of pace and here you can read what I think of it so far and how it works.

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Topics: Can marathoners be good crossfitters?

Can Marathoners do crossfit May 2015

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Jun 1, 2015 12:04:30 PM

Can Marathoners do crossfit May 2015

The challenge at the moment is time to train and what are my priorities. While I am making good progress on the lifting side of things my running needs some serious attention as the Dublin race series is coming up. Definetly need to focus and get up earlier again.

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Topics: Can marathoners be good crossfitters?

What you might need to fix to lift better

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

May 24, 2015 7:43:00 AM

What you might need to fix to lift better

This is an article based on my own shortcomings to help you to better your best on your lifts. I am lifting now for roughly a year starting with the Stronglift 5x5 program, then switched to a 10x3 program for six weeks and doing a German Volume training template at the time of writing in May 2015. Any comments and recommendations, please let me know. To follow my self-assessment, visit Marathon Crossfit on YouTube and have a look through my videos.

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Topics: Can marathoners be good crossfitters?

Is crossfit dangerous ?

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

May 4, 2015 7:27:00 AM

Is crossfit dangerous ?

To make a long story short, yes it can be very dangerous if certain criteria are not met and you do not apply common sense. Becuase common sense is not always as straight forward as it sounds here some tips and insights, how I personally see the crossfit cult and why you should love it, too (surprised after this headline ?, thought so).

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Topics: Can marathoners be good crossfitters?

Can marathoners do crossfit April 2015

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

May 2, 2015 2:27:47 AM

Can marathoners do crossfit 

April 2015

In April I switched from the Stronglift 5x5 program to a 10x3 program with accessory work. By this we increased my 3 rep max by 7.5kg on the trap bar deadlift, squat and bench press. The accessory work is actually fun and mixes up the routine in a interesting way. Just the change I needed after roughly a year of 5x5. I also ran the Vienna marathon in a disappointing 4:12.

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How to improve your grip strength

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Apr 18, 2015 11:57:00 AM

How to improve your grip strength

After watching several episodes of the allotment challenge and Gardeners world and raving about the beauty of being in the great outdoors we finally got an allotment. Good opportunity to get another workout in after a deadlifting and strongman session on a saturday afternoon.

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Topics: Can marathoners be good crossfitters?