Simplefit measures rounds
Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 4:32 am
I have been wondering why measuring rounds in a set period of time for day one is preferrable to executing a prescribed number of rounds and improving time, an example would be to set level one at 60 rounds and complete in whatever time it took. Both methods are used in SIMPLEFIT, day one measures rounds per 20 minutes, while day three sets the number of exercises and measures the time to complete. The emphasis is on sprinting in day one which improves strength endurance but also tests will. I think that a protocol of setting the rounds at a presrcibed number at a specific level and working to improve time is preferrable as it teaches pacing from the outset. Day three uses this to some extent. This method forces completion of more rounds which ultimately ought to result in faster times as strength increases. Both methods would improve endurance. Did you design the approach to avoid three really tough days? I see many folks do much beter on day three than their day one times would lead you to expect. They pace.