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Physiological Assessment for Crossfit Athletes | #11 ft. Andy St. Germain




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In this episode Andy St. Germain and I talk about how and why you should be doing physiological assessment for Crossfit athletes!


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OUTLINE:

0:05 - Introduction to Physiological Assessment in CrossFit

0:34 - The Role of Physiological Assessment in Training

1:53 - Three Tiers of Assessment

2:43 - Table Test for Joint Range of Motion

4:07 - Moxy Test for Physiological Capabilities

5:32 - Generic Work Capacity and Strength Exercises

6:48 - Individualized Approach to Assessment

8:41 - Importance of Efficient Movement

10:13 - Rip Test and Its Insights

13:00 - Monitoring THB and Respiratory System

17:46 - Breath Work Training

19:11 - Identifying the Main Limiter

20:57 – Psychological Aspects of CrossFit

21:13 – Moxy and Near Infrared Spectroscopy Devices

22:09 – Importance of SMO2 and THB

23:05 – Comparison with 4-1 Test

24:04 – Identifying Physiological Limiter

25:10 – Strengthening the Heart

26:02 – Assembly Line Metaphor

27:01 – Constant Fluctuation and Limiter Addressing

28:36 – Progression through Limiter Focus

30:29 – Impact of Identifying Limiters in CrossFit

32:20 – Individual Capacities Assessment

35:42 – Challenges of CrossFit Programming

38:06 – Simplification through Limiter Focus

39:04 – Enjoyment vs. Program Repetition

39:15 – Understanding Energy Systems for Programming

40:11 – Complexity in CrossFit Programming

41:49 – Individualizing Training for Performance

43:10 – Challenges of CrossFit Season and Programming

46:23 – A/B Week Approach for Programming

47:31 – Periodization and Maintaining Progress

50:02 – Micro-Bulk Approach in CrossFit Programming

51:19 – Importance of Testing and Iteration

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