03 Oct '16, 10pm

Why you need strength work and how to include it in your training

Eight years ago, former triathlete Chris Hinshaw sat in his car peering through the window of a CrossFit gym trying to muster the courage to walk inside. Having suffered physical damage from his years as an elite, his triathlon career was done. During his peak, he competed on team USA at the Kona Championships twice, placing second one year. He also won gold at Ironman Brazil and took second place at the Ironman World Championships on home soil. Now, with that behind him, he was looking to try something new. He had driven an hour to the gym but instead of heading through the doors, he sat frozen in his car. “I had never picked up a barbell. I had never done a pull up. I was so intimidated, I drove away,” says Hinshaw. Today, he’s a well-known name in the CrossFit community. As a trainer, he specializes in “cardio respiratory endurance and muscular stamina.” In other words,...

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