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Four by One Mile Bike?

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Dec

Four by One Mile Bike?

Complete two efforts each of:
Row for distance for 4:00
and
AMRAP 4:00 of:
10 burpees
15 KB swings
20 double unders
Rest as needed between rounds. Take no more than 30 minutes to complete the 16:00 minutes of work.

Happy birthday Dave!

Happy birthday Dave!


As many of you know, we follow the CrossFit mainsite on a two week delay. 99.9% of the time, we do the workout written, but occasionally, it’s just not possible.
A few weeks ago the mainsite published this workout, which was scheduled for tomorrow:
4 rounds, each for time of:
1-mile bike
Rest as needed between efforts. Use a stationary bike or find 1-mile course to repeat each round.
Now I know what some of you are thinking, “we could bring our bikes to the shop!” Yes, that’s true, but it’s not practical for the shop as a whole and my blood pressure goes through the roof when one bike comes into the shop – imagine what it would do if 20 bikes were in the shop!
When a workout like this comes up, our goal is to mimic the intent and stimulus of the workout as closely as possible, but with different movements. A quick Google search and a consultation with our resident bike experts Jason Emmanuel and Walker Savidge, and we learn that it takes about 2-5 minutes to bike one mile fast.
With that information we know the following:
Intent – four efforts in a short time domain
Stimulus – lots of intensity through a movement that allows the athlete to keep going, little to no rest
Modalities: monostructural, although we will branch out from ergs only as we have already rowed this week!
And that’s how today’s workout was created!