Once a week I like to program a team or partner CrossFit workout. There are many benefits for the gym and members from both a community and training adaptation purpose.
- from a community perspective it gives people an opportunity to get to know another member of the gym better because they get to enjoy the process of completing a workout together
- from a mental perspective it gives people a break from the typical format of class which consists of two parts that you are to complete on your own. On a partner workout day you get to perform a longer than normal workout usually only consisting of movements that aren’t done as often
- from a training adaption perspective it provides a much higher intensity stimulus because of the built in work to rest during the workout. If you are splitting the work evenly with your partner, you are roughly as long as you rest. This allows for practicing at higher cadences the you typically can in a solo workout. It also keeps the quality of work much higher. Allowing you touch on either alactic capacity or lactic power training, then they typical aerobic or lactic capacity work