Elevating Your CrossFit WODs Every Day
There's no better time of day than when you arrive at the box, ready to perform at your highest level. But what if you feel like you've plateaued? Your fellow athletes may have some suggestions, but they may not work for you. While most people associate CrossFit with explosive, forceful movements, CrossFit athletes also need incredible endurance to make it through each WOD feeling good — and maybe even set a new PR.
The athletic specialists at AIRWAAV® have spent years developing a performance mouthpiece that's designed to help athletes build their CrossFit endurance. The AIRWAAV Endurance Performance Mouthpiece is a perfect addition to your gym gear. It's designed to elevate your performance by opening your airway up to 25% more, improving oxygen flow.
How to Increase Endurance in CrossFit
While athletes of any sport should never neglect conditioning work, a lack of conditioning is often more prevalent in CrossFit athletes. We understand — it's simply not in your nature! But having a strong aerobic foundation to build on is important, especially if one plans to compete in CrossFit endurance-style events.
CrossFit WODs are not necessarily the best way to increase your aerobic foundation, so you should put in the time to condition your body properly. Regular workouts of 60-90 minutes doing any sort of moderate exercise you like are a great addition to your routine. But however fit you might be, you may initially have trouble completing a CrossFit endurance conditioning workout!
CrossFit Conditioning = CrossFit Endurance
Many CrossFitters put a focus on developing lean and strong muscles. These are great for explosive motions and heavy lifting, but supporting conditioning work often falls by the wayside. Conditioning is critical to raising your CrossFit endurance levels.
CrossFit Endurance: The Facts
- Conditioning work can be anything: swimming, jogging, riding a bike…
- Conditioning work primes your body against injury.
- Your VO2 max is the maximum volume of oxygen your muscles can use each minute.
- Aerobic conditioning increases your VO2 max
- The better your VO2 max, the better you can perform.
- Conditioning also increases your lactate threshold, allowing you to go longer and faster.
- The AIRWAAV Endurance Performance Mouthpiece helps to reduce cortisol levels by up to 50%, helping your body to recover from efforts faster.
Why is Endurance Important to CrossFit Athletes?
CrossFit endurance workouts help you train your cardiovascular system to deliver more oxygen to your organs and muscles, allowing you to push your limits during your WODs. Athletes who dedicate time to conditioning see better results: longer, stronger, faster efforts without tiring as quickly. Boosted CrossFit endurance levels from your conditioning training will keep you going longer than your fellow athletes.
Developing CrossFit endurance doesn't just benefit your cardiovascular system. Conditioning work also helps your body resist injury. A strong endurance fitness base helps you build flexibility, your range of motion, and form.
How Can I Boost My CrossFit Endurance Workouts?
One of the — if not the —most critical aspects of endurance training is how much oxygen you can take in and how well your body delivers it to your muscles. If you feel like you've hit a plateau (or just want to give yourself a totally legal boost), many athletic trainers recommend the AIRWAAV Endurance Performance Mouthpiece, a customizable mouthpiece that's backed by science.
The AIRWAAV Endurance Performance Mouthpiece trains your tongue just like any other muscle you use during your WODs. The Performance Mouthpiece is designed to position your tongue for optimal breathing capacity, opening your airway an additional 20%. It also reduces post-workout cortisol and lactic acid buildup so you can recover faster — and train harder.
If you're ready to get started on building up your CrossFit endurance, there's no easier way than to add the AIRWAAV Endurance Performance Mouthpiece to your routine. Pick yours up today and experience the difference that an AIRWAAV can make to your endurance!