Heat or Height?

Mallee Sato after "Heavy Helen" at Fort Lenorard Wood, Missouri,
close to 100 degrees.

Greg Amundson after "Karen" at CrossFit Flagstaff in
Arizona which is at an altitude of 7,000 feet.

We often experiment with weight in CrossFit, using a wooden
dowel on the same workout we just did heavy on a previous
day. Some people zone for a month to see how it affects their
performance. Other people even drink a gallon of milk a day
to put on muscle mass. What about altitude or heat and
humidity? World class athletes often train at altitude so that
their bodies can adjust to the most difficult environments
possible. Some say that intense heat and humidity can be
just as rewarding for athletes in training as high altitudes.
Which would you prefer to tolerate in the name of fitness?
Post comments.

Try "Sprint Helen"

Perform 5 rounds of the following with a two minute rest
between each round:

Run 400 meters
21 kettle bell swings (guys use 24kg. women 16kg.)
12 pull-ups

Five rounds at sub 2:30 each round is outstanding. All five
rounds sub 2:45 is great. Make a goal to one day get of all
five rounds sub 3:00. Work for it! Post times to comments.