Mountain Impulse wrote:I'm not sure what you mean by trained in Crossfit. I do some of the WOD's or variations thereof, but I've never done a certification seminar. Of course I didn't mean workouts are 100% anaerobic but as you note "performed at high intensity" means "anaerobic focused." My only point was I feel I get more out of crossfit workouts by having a decent aerobic base to begin with.
That's my point, Performed at high intensity does not mean anaerobic focused. By that definition, running at high intensity for 5K is anaerobic. In short, anaerobic can be described as unsustainable for more than 2 minutes. Bench pressing, yes, heavy squatting, yes, but when you combine these elements with what are traditionally called aerobic exercises like running, what do you have? Something that provides the benefits of both.
Furthermore, pure aerobic exercises will burn muscle, while anaerobic (and crossfit) will build muscle. Just compare a sprinter to a marathon runner. The logic of running to get in shape for crossfit just doesn't fly. That's all I'm trying to point out.